The Life and Career of George Soros

Impacting on the lives of other people is very fulfilling. If a list of the world’s most philanthropist individuals in the world would be written, George Soros would most definitely be in it. He has generously given more than $12 billion to date. He has significantly supported individuals and organizations that have fought for the freedom of expression all over the world. Organizations that seek to have both society and government that is transparent and accountable have also received aid from George Soros. While giving, George Soros pays an extra focus on people who are discriminated against for being who they are. He, for instance, has extended his support to the various groups that represent the Roma population. Soros has also provided solace to persons pushed to the edge of the ordinary society such as sex workers and drug users. George Soros is motivated to extend help to this individuals since he has undergone similar biases.

George Soros was born in a country called Hungary back in the year 1930. He was privileged to survive the Nazi occupation which was between the year 1944 and 1945, where over 500,000 Hungarian Jews were murder. His family survived because they were able to get identity documents that did not reveal their actual background. George Soros says that they were faced with an evil force and were lucky to not only survive but to help other people survive. In the year 1947, George left his hometown and went on to London. In London, he enrolled in London School of Economics. To support his studies, Mr., Soros was working as a night club waiter and a part time railway carrier. Nine years down the line, he moved to the United States of America to pursue his financial and investment career.

Soros Fund Management was the first of his hedge fund. He launched it in the year 1970. It marked the beginning of his success since George Soros would later become part of the historical investors in the United States. The Open Society Foundation which is comprised of a network of partners, foundation and projects in over 100 counties was the result of Soros’ investment. In the year 1979, George embarked on his works of benevolence. He gave black South Africans scholarships. He also steered the open exchange of ideas in the Eastern Communist Bloc. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Soros created the Central European University. George Soros who is now in his 80s still takes part in the works of the Open Society Foundation. He does this by traveling to encourage the formation of positive changes in the world. According to the Open Society Foundation, Soros once wrote that financial market has granted him more independence than it has given other people.

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