George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor, businessman, and charity giver. He is considered to be one of the world’s top investors. He is head of Soros Fund Management. He is also a veteran hedge fund manager. The success story of George Soros is a source of inspiration to struggling and new investors. He is self-made person who started from a scratch and went on to become a top investor in the world.
George Soros was born to Jewish parents in Hungary at a time when the Jewish community was bearing the brunt of the onslaught by Nazis in Europe. Though most of the Jewish community burnt in the conflagration of Holocaust, George Soros and his family could escape the persecution only by proving themselves non-Jewish through some fake documents. Though the family survived the holocaust, it had a profound effect on George Soros. At the end of the World War II, another odd situation would befall George Soros when his Hungary was taken over by Communists. George Soros left his native country and initially moved to the UK, and later to the United States, a country he continues to live in.
George Soros began when he moved to the UK after 1945. He started his career by putting himself through a host of menial jobs such as working as a waiter, and as a cab driver. Working in such capacities for a while, he entered the London School of Economics. After graduating from LSE he stayed for a while in the UK and then moved permanently to the U.S. It is in the U.S., that George Soros started his illustrious career in business. He founded Soros Fund Management and gained success in a short span of time. Over the years his successful projects have made him a top investor, and the net worth of his business today stands at a colossal $25.4 billion. It was because of his perseverance and belief in his abilities that a waiter in a small restaurant went on to become one of the world’s top investors. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.
Besides a successful investor, George Soros is also a generous charity giver. He is widely involved in philanthropy. Having seen the miserable results of undemocratic forces in Europe, he realized the need for a democratic and free world. To meet this end, he founded in 1979 a charitable foundation called The Open Society Foundation. He used a chunk of his profits from business to develop the Foundation. The Open Society Foundation works supports and cooperates with a number of civil rights organizations, advocacy groups, and rights movements to promote democratic accountability, freedom of speech, and human rights throughout the world. The Foundation is working in almost all the regions of the world and has so far funneled millions of dollars in charity to several organizations. The Foundation is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities to youth. Read his profile at Business Insider.