Welcome to What Do They Own?, a new Curbed series where we take someone making headlines and try to figure out how much of the world they own, and by extension, how far they've gone to insulate themselves from the world.
Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made the lion's share of his fortune shorting subprime mortgages ahead of the last recession. Jeff Greene took a private jet to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week (along with his wife, children, and two nannies), and then saw fit to tell Bloomberg that "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence."
Which would be a wonderful suggestion coming from someone who, unlike Jeff Greene, does not own a $195M palace in Beverly Hills with 23 bathrooms and a rotating dancefloor, two other Los Angeles mansions, a mansion in Palm Beach, a mansion in the Hamptons, and a 145-foot party yacht called Summerwind that once severely damaged a protected coral reef off Belize. (Or perhaps from someone with the wisdom to not, as Jeff Greene did, have convicted rapist Mike Tyson serve as the best man at his million-dollar wedding.) Yes, "a smaller, better existence," shouts Jeff Greene from the rooftops of the following completely bananas mansions: