Mr. Greene is a private investor whose diversified portfolio includes commercial and residential real estate holdings, retail interests and several hotel properties. The son of a religious school teacher and small business owner in Massachusetts, Mr. Greene earned a Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard University. Raised to appreciate the value of hard work, Mr. Greene paid for his own education working several jobs while attending classes. His first real estate purchase was a multi-family home near the Harvard University campus which he rented out while enrolled in the university. Over the next thirty-five years, Mr. Greene successfully accumulated a real estate and investment portfolio valued at over three billion dollars.
Today, Mr. Greene is an active philanthropist who continues to value hard work, a good education and the importance of the middle class. He is a signatory of the Buffet-Gates Giving Pledge. The Greene Institute’s Closing the Gap Conference is an annual event bringing together many of the world’s most respected academics and political leaders to discuss the importance of maintaining a skilled middle class.
He and his wife, Mei Sze, are the founders of The Greene School, dedicated to empowering high-performing students to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. Mr. Greene and wife Mei Sze reside in Palm Beach, Florida with their three children.