George soros born august 12 1930 budapest hungary hungarian born american financier author philanthropist and activist whose success as an investor made him one of the wealthiest men in the world he was also known as a powerful and influential supporter of liberal social causes. As of april 2014 soros wealth is estimated to be around us 26 5 billion.
In the 1980s he helped promote the open exchange of ideas in communist hungary by funding academic visits to the west and supporting fledgling independent cultural groups as well as other initiatives.
George soros 1980. George soros an american business man and the founder of the firm soros fund management. A few years later he started his own business. George soros began his philanthropy in 1979 giving scholarships to black south africans under apartheid.
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His commitment to the idea of open society where rights are respected government is accountable and no one has the monopoly on the truth makes the open society foundations unlike any other private philanthropic effort in history. Jim rogers departed the fund in 1980. Who escaped the holocaust soros.
By 1981 the quantum fund had. Soros who was born into a prosperous jewish family had his upbringing disrupted by the nazis. George soros soros on brazil financial times aug 13 2002.
He is the founder and chairman of soros fund management llc. If you are familiar with the history of the soros open society foundations in eastern europe and around the world since the late 1980 s you will know that his supposedly philanthropic democracy building projects in poland russia or ukraine in the 1990 s allowed soros the. Born in budapest soros survived nazi germany occupied hungary and emigrated to the united kingdom in 1947.
George soros bitter thoughts with faith in russia moskovsky novosti moscow news translated from the russian by olga kryazheva february 27 2000. As of february 2018 he had a net worth of 8 billion having donated more than 32 billion to the open society foundations. George soros had a net worth of 8 3 billion as of april 2020.
George soros the capitalist threat atlantic monthly february 1997 about. Well for george soros it s a standard operating procedure. August 12 1930 is a hungarian american billionaire investor and philanthropist.
By by posing as a christian. George soros is the founder and chair of open society a network of foundations partners and projects in more than 100 countries. Mayer and wertheim co.
George soros pocketed 1 billion by betting against the british pound cementing his reputation as the premier currency speculator in the world. George started his career by essaying roles of a trader and analyst for firms like f m.