David Einhorn

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Birthday
20, 1968
Birthplace
United States
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1968 (age 49)
Birthplace
United States

About

Hedge fund manager who co-founded Greenlight Capital. He became well-known for prescient bets on Allied Capital and Lehman Brothers.

Before Fame

He started his firm with $900,000 in capital. He managed a 20 percent annualized return for his investors and was one of the first to sell stock of several major companies right before the stock price decreased.

Trivia

He became a prominent critic of the banking system after the financial crisis of the 2000s, saying it worked mainly to reward the wealthy.

Family Life

His family was residing in Westchester County, New York, when he was born. He was raised Jewish and moved to Wisconsin when he was seven.

Associated With

He and Sal Khan had similar career trajectories with Khan being a Wall Street hedge fund manager before he left to start his online academy.