Hank Greenberg Fast Facts

Seoul, 27 June 2003.

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of former AIG Chief Executive Officer Hank Greenberg.

Birth date:
May 4, 1925
Birth place: New York, New York
Birth name: Maurice Raymond Greenberg
    Father: Jacob Greenberg
    Mother: Ada (Rheingold) Greenberg
    Marriage: Corinne (Zuckerman) Greenberg
    Children: Jeffrey, Evan, Scott, Cathleen
    Education: University of Miami, B.A., 1948; New York Law School, LL.B., 1950
    Military: U.S. Army, Captain
    Other Facts:
    Recipient of the Bronze Star for his service during the Korean War.
    Chairman of the Board of The Starr Foundation.
    1952-1960 -
    Works for Continental Casualty Company.
    1960 - Begins working for insurance company American International Group (AIG). Greenberg's hiring at AIG includes an appointment as a vice president of C.V. Starr and Company.
    1968-2005 - CEO of AIG. Greenberg resigns in the midst of the New York attorney general's investigation into accounting fraud at AIG.
    1988-1995 - Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    1994-1995 - Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    May 2005 - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer files a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court against Greenberg on behalf of the state, charging him with engaging in fraud to exaggerate AIG's finances. (New York v Maurice Greenberg and Howard Smith, 401720/2005)
    2005-present - Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr and Company.
    September 16, 2008 - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announces an emergency $85 billion loan to AIG to rescue the company, on condition that the federal government own 79.9% stake in the company. Greenberg is AIG's largest individual shareholder before the bailout, with 11% ownership in the company.
    April 2009 - The loan expands to $184.6 billion. The government eventually owns 92% stake in the company.
    2009 - The Securities and Exchange Commission charges Greenberg for his involvement in the fraudulent accounting transactions that inflated AIG's finances. Greenberg agrees to pay $15 million in penalties.
    November 21, 2011 - Greenberg and his Starr International Company sues the federal government for $25 billion, claiming the 2008 takeover was unconstitutional. (11-cv-00779 in U.S. Court of Federal Claims) Starr International also sues the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in federal district court in Manhattan and the case is dismissed the following year. (11-cv-08422).
    November 2012 - Greenberg and Starr International's lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is dismissed. The ruling is upheld in appeals court in January 2014.
    January 2013 - Greenberg's book, "The AIG Story," is released.
    May 2013 - Greenberg's lawsuit against the federal government achieves class action status. Three hundred thousand stockholders, including AIG employees and retirees, would share the reward if they win the class action lawsuit.
    June 25, 2013 - A New York appeals court rules that the 2005 lawsuit, filed by then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, against Greenberg will not be dismissed.
    July 2013 - Greenberg files a lawsuit against Spitzer in New York's Putnam County Supreme Court, alleging defamation related to statements Spitzer made between 2004 and 2012. (Maurice Greenberg v Eliot Spitzer, 001436/2013)
    June 25, 2014 - After granting a request by Spitzer to dismiss most of his statements, a judge rules that Greenberg's defamation lawsuit against Spitzer will still go to trial.
    October 6, 2014 - Greenberg and Starr International's class action lawsuit against the government officially begins in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. Closing arguments take place on April 22, 2015.
    June 15, 2015 - Starr International wins it lawsuit against the federal government "due to the Government's illegal exaction," but the court awards no monetary damages.