Business Biographies Home - - Info
business leaders and entrepreneurs
Business Leaders

Alan Greenspan Biography

Find a Famous Biography
Biographies of business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors worldwide.
Woopidoo - Business articles, business quotes and resources online.
Alan Greenspan Biography - Profile Alan Greenspan Biography - Profile

Sponsored Links
Alan Greenspan photo
Alan Greenspan Biography : (Former) Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Famous for : Being the Federal Reserve Chairman of America from 1987 through to 2006, for having the power to move markets, and for his term used to describe the stock market boom in the nineties; "Irrational Exuberance"
Greenspan details : Born - March 6, 1926 - New York City, USA Lives - United States of America
More Greenspan : Age of Turbulence Book

::: Woopidoo> Business Masters Home>
Alan Greenspan Bio

business leaders and entrepreneurs Biography - Information

Alan Greenspan became well known for his economic influence as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve between 1987 and 2006. He is now an advisor and lecturer, working through his company Greenspan Associates LLC. During his time on the Board of Governors, Greenspan made choices relating to the U.S. interest rates, inflation and other economic issues that directly affected housing markets and the changing U.S. economy.

Alan Greenspan was born on March 6, 1926 in New York City to a Jewish Hungarian couple. Although he later studied Economics at New York University, Greenspan first attended Julliard School from 1943 to 1944 to study the clarinet. He also played the saxophone and regularly played in a jazz band. After graduating from NYU with a B.S. in Economics in 1948, Greenspan continued to study economics and received an M.A. in Economics two years later. Although he intended to pursue a higher education in the field from Columbia University, he never finished the requirements for a Ph.D.

Between 1948 and 1953, Alan Greenspan worked on The Conference Board, a New York think-tank, as an economic analyst. With a background in business and industry through his work at the think-tank, Greenspan moved on to become Chairman and President of Townsend-Greenspan & Co. He helped run the economic consulting firm for 33 years, leaving only once between 1974 and 1977 to serve under President Ford as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Ten years after leaving his full-time position with Townsend-Greenspan & Co, Greenspan was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve by Ronald Regan in 1987. Between his time at Townsend-Greenspan and his position at the Federal Reserve, Greenspan served as the director at numerous companies including Automatic Data Processing, Inc., General Foods Inc., J.P. Morgan & Co., Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Mobile Corporation, The Pittston Company, and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. He married twice, once in 1952 to Joan Mitchell, a union that lasted one year, and a marriage to Andrea Mitchell that began in 1997.

Greenspan served as the Federal Reserve Chairman for almost twenty years ending in January, 2006. During his time as Chairman he was applauded for his work during difficult economic times including the stock market crashes and resulting recessions of the late 1980s and early years of the 21st century. Critics accuse Alan Greenspan of overstepping boundaries of traditional Federal economic interests and blame him for policies that ultimately led to the housing bubble in 2006 (which has created the US Subprime crisis).

He was notorious for giving confusing, technical speeches that few understood. When Alan Greenspan was understood, however, he was often blamed for changes in stock markets following his speech. Following his record fifth term as Chairman, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award presented to civilians of the U.S. After his term ended in late January, 2006, Greenspan began consulting and lecturing with his company Greenspan Associates LLC. He also wrote a memoir, "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World", that was published in late September, 2007.

Alan Greenspan is also known for his work with friend Ayn Rand, a novelist and open objectivism supporter, and contributed to columns and books related to Rand.

Alan Greenspan biography may not be reproduced online.
Copyright © (ek)

Alan Greenspan Quotes Alan Greenspan Quotes

I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others.
Alan Greenspan - Success - Life - Dishonesty

It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-to-day financial decision-making
Alan Greenspan - Money - Investing - Knowledge - Finance

::: more Alan Greenspan quotes

Business Leader Resources Related Business Leader Resources at

Business Leaders : Muhammad Yunus Quotes - Ben Bernanke Quotes - Warren Buffett Biography - Famous Americans - Economists - Famous Jews - Alan Greenspan Books
Business Quotes : Accounting - America - Assets - Banks - Bear Market
- Bull Market - Capitalism - Debt - Economy - Finance - Government - Influential - Investing - Leadership - Money - Politics - Risk - Stock Market - Stock Quotes - All Inspirational Quotes

::: Business Success Home> Business Leaders> Alan Greenspan Quotes> Alan Greenspan Biography

business and finance portal Business Success

Subscribe to receive a motivational business and finance quote each week. Includes quotes from International leaders in business, finance, and motivation.

Join us @
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on google plus

Alan Greenspan Biography

Copyright © - Learn from the leaders in business!