David Einhorn is a 43-year-old hedge fund manager from Rye, New York. He is the Founder and President of Greenlight Capital, which is a "long-short value-oriented hedge fund." Started in 1996 with $900,000, Greenlight’s annualized return for investors is about 22 percent.
When not running his successful business, Einhorn has been known to play cards, and play them well. In the 2006 WSOP Main Event — the largest poker tournament in history with 8,773 entrants — Einhorn finished in 18th place and went on to donate his $659,000 in winnings to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
An active philanthropist, Einhorn has stated his intent to donate all of his winnings from this event to the City Year Foundation. City Year is an education-focused non-profit that partners with high-need public schools to provide full-time targeted student interventions.
Along with Einhorn's 2006 WSOP Main Event cash, he finished in the money in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Championship at the New England Poker Classic in 2004 and won an event for nearly $90,000 at the 2008 World Poker Finals held at Foxwoods.