George Soros is a billionaire, and aging well for an 80 years + investment mogul. He is also an avid ideological believer. Soros is a firm liberal whose political interests date back to the World War II. He managed to escape death, and started a new life in the UK. George Soros has spent millions of dollars in support of open societies and liberal political parties.
Soros, a veteran of civil battles suffered and struggled with fascism his whole life. Born in Hungary in 1930, he lived under a separatist Nazi-Hungarian government before his escape to London. He worked a couple of jobs and put himself through school at the London School of Economics. Soros later migrated to America and begun working in Wall Street. He gradually grew through the ranks until when he started his hedge fund in 1969 with around $12 million. It was later named the Quantum Fund. He made his fortunes in the US through fund management and investments. In 1984, George initiated the Open Society Foundation. One of its early projects was to give copy machines to civil society groups, libraries and universities, in his native motherland, Soviet – Hungary. He saw it a good course to help folks reprint forbidden publications.
Investments Mogul & Political Socialist
In 1992, he slammed the British pound and made huge profits. The legendary deal earned him a new nickname, “the man who bankrupted the Bank of England.” Today, Soros invests heavily through the Soros Fund Management, the family headquarters, which swanks $30 billion in assets. Soros hired Dawn Fitzpatrick in 2017, a prominent Wall Street’s woman, to manage his investment portfolio as a CIO of Soros Fund Management. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Soros got himself deeply involved with ex-USSR and the old Warsaw Pact. He assisted with advising on their shift to democracy and free open markets for all. His foundation, Open Society Foundation, worked with local protesters and politicians, many of whom participated in top roles at important events in their nations’ histories — Examples include the Slobodan Milosevic’s overthrow in Serbia back in 2000; or Ukraine’s revolt against dictatorial leaders in 2004, 2013-2014.
Nowadays, Soros is a direct supporter in America’s political field. He channels millions to the Democratic Party and political affiliates like Black Lives Matter. Soros was a stern opposition of the Republican Party in the recently concluded US elections. Donald Trump emerged as the overall preferred candidate and President of the United States of America.
In Europe, George Soros drives his ideas through the Open Society Foundations network, which presently has offices in over 100 countries globally. Soros is a strong icon of modern liberalism. He is greatly admired across nations due to his anti-Semitism beliefs. In September 2016, he allocated $500 million for immigrant investments that expressly address their needs and host communities.
Read more at The New York Times about George.