186. Jeff Greene

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$3.8 billion  Self-made Score: ) Source: real es­tate, in­vest­ments age: 62 res­i­dence: palm beach, fla. m.b.a., har­vard ’79 to pay for johns hop­kins, greene re­lied on schol­ar­ships, loans and part­time jobs; he taught he­brew 3 days a week and checked ids out­side the gym and li­brary 15 hours per week. he later trav­eled the coun­try sell­ing cir­cus tick­ets to pay for har­vard busi­ness school. he bought his first house while at har­vard and rented out 2 floors. he had 18 prop­er­ties by the time he grad­u­ated. to­day greene owns 3,500 apart­ments in los an­ge­les, 2,500 units in florida and 3 build­ings in new york city, plus 5 homes. around 80 stu­dents at­tend his pre-k to 8th grade greene school in palm beach, which opened last year.

Jeff Greene cel­e­brates his grad­u­a­tion with his par­ents and brother.

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