George Soros is a man who has successfully managed to climb from the bottom of the ladder up to the very top; starting his young adult life persecuted by Nazi-German occupation troops and is now counted among the richest men in the world. Born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary George Soros, then named George Schwartz, son of Trividar and Erzebat Schwartz, was raised a Jew, which caused his family to be persecuted during the second world war. However, due to George Soros father working as an attorney, he managed to help the family escape to London in Great Britain. In London, George Soros attended the London school of economics from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Science in Philosophy. After successfully managing to avoid Nazi-German troops and completing his education, George Soros finally began his long and fruitful career with his first position at a merchant bank located in London named Singer and Friedlander. Read more at The New York Times about George.
Today George Soros lives in New York City in the United States of America and is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of Soros Fund Management, a company he has founded and owns. Through his business, George Soros handles more than 26 billion dollars’ worth of assets as well as 13 billion dollars of personal wealth. The combined wealth of his private and company assets places George Soros among the top wealthiest men alive.
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Using his massive monetary wealth George Soros has been an active philanthropist, funding causes that support human rights across the entire globe. Promoting human rights is a mission George Soros views as personal since he at an early age suffered from human rights violations while prosecuted by Nazi-German soldiers during the events of the Second World War before he and his family escaped to Great Britain.
George Soros has throughout the later years of his career began sharing the story of his success with the public, both through holding presentations and seminars holding speeches for students and by writing several books retelling his story. In 1987 George Soros published his book The Alchemy of Finance which talks about his strategies handling finance and business, and in 1991 he published a second book called Underwriting Democracy through which he shares many of his passions for politics, explaining in more detail many of his political drives. Both books give the reader real insight into the life of George Soros and which important experiences he had that shaped him into the owner and CEO of a successful multi-billion dollar company. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.