186. Jeff Greene
$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.