George Soros has lived a large life. Having succeeded in the world of finance, he has been able to diversify to other fields to make money or help the less fortunate. This has seen him become an investor, philanthropist, and author. At the moment, many people in American consider George Soros as one of the most successful hedge fund investors. The Forbes Magazine recently ranked George Soros as the 30th richest person on earth with an estimated wealth of $26 billion. George Soros has a story to tell despite the good life that he has lived since he established the Soros Fund Management in 1970. Initially, George Soros was from Budapest, Hungary where he was born. He also spent some considerable part of his childhood in Hungary. These were tough times as Jews were hunted and persecuted by the Nazis. According to many, the persecutions he witnessed as a child drove him to become a good person in his adult life.
When chances of survival became slim in Hungary, George Soros decided to try his luck elsewhere. He moved to the United Kingdom by using fake documents provided by his dad. Upon arriving in London, Soros worked as a waiter. When he had enough money, he enrolled for a course in finance at the London School of Economics. What many people don’t know today about George Soros is that he holds a master in philosophy. After finishing school, Soros tried out some job opportunities at merchant banks before discovering the love of his life, the hedge fund. This saw him work in a couple of institutions such as Double Eagle. Many people say that George Soros thinking about finance was influenced by books by Karl Popper. Some of the theories that have made him the expert he is today include General Theory of Reflexivity in capital markets.
George Soros says that this theory changed his perspective about market value securities and asset bubbles.Beyond business and philanthropy, George Soros is an active donor to the Democratic Party. He is known to value democracy and all it stands for. Since he moved to the United States, George Soros is said to have used over $11 billion in political donations. His latest donations to the Democratic Party is a $30 million donation to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. When it comes to democracy, George Soros is concerned with three things. First, he is concerned with criminal justice reforms. Second, he is concerned with immigration reforms. Finally, George Soros is concerned about religious tolerance. George Soros is also known as an author. He has managed to write books, journals, and articles. Most of his topics touch on finance, philanthropy, philosophy, and democracy. George Soros was born in 1930.