George Soros is a Hungarian-born business leader (1930), a full package being an affluent investor, hedge fund manager, philanthropist and an author. He survived the Nazi German occupied Hungary that led to over 500,000 people dead through false identity papers and concealing their background. He flew to London where he began working as a railway transporter and a nightclub waiter and supported himself through the London School of Economics. In 1956 he left for the United States and began working at the Merchant Bank, at Wall Street. This would be a stepping stone to a successful career and build his business empire as he used this to gain exposure, knowledge, and experience.
In 1970, George Soros launched his sole hedge fund and named it the Soros Fund Management, which grew rapidly in capital, clientele, and profits. Today the fund is ranked among the best, and he is recognized as a highly successful investor in the United States. The proceeds from the business were used to register and run the Open Society Foundation, a philanthropic move in 1979 for offering scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid and providing school fees to promising students who are either needy or marginalized. Afterward, he has been active in community work and charity event to help improve the lives of people. George Soros has funded the Cultural exchange of ideas between Eastern Europe and the West to bring harmony, while during the cold war he supported moves to bring accountability, transparency, and democracy in the United States, Africa, and Asia.
Along with his philanthropic act, he has also supported other organizations such as the European Council on Foreign Relations, Institute for New Economic Thinking, International Crisis Group and Global Witness. George Soros is approximated to have given out over $12 billion from his entrepreneurial venture to support justice and equality, advocacy for government accountability and a free society.
He has also openly criticized the war on drug and came up with a movement “America’s Medical Marijuana Movement and has been vocal about the controversial issue of same-sex marriages. In addition, he has funded lawyers and paralegals attending court cases of people illegal or false fully held. The government has also been criticized for its practices a fact that has helped align thing and made him very popular. Clearly, he is a man of the people. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com
About George Soros
He is the author of the book ‘Open Society and its Enemies’, an elaborate publication on democratic governance, freedom of expression, individual rights and marginalized groups. From 1980 to 1990 he was the force behind the successful transition from communism to capitalism.
Soros is considered one of the wealthiest people in the United Stated with a net worth of over $ 25.2 billion. His business continues to grow up to date. Read his profile at Forbes.