George Soros was born in 1930 into the family of Erzebat and Trividar Schwartz in Budapest, Hungary. His father was an attorney but he was most passionate about languages. Esperanto, in particular, was something his father loved to study, analyze and spread. The Schwartz family, however, was of Jewish descent and George Soros spent most of his teenage years under prosecution from the Nazi German occupation force. His life experience taught him a lot about human rights at an extremely early age. The way he was forced to live his life strongly influenced his philanthropy work later on in his life. George Soros escaped in England in 1947. There he started attending the London school of economics and he earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in science in philosophy. His work history started with his position at the Singer & Friedlander merchant bank in London. George Soros’ career in finance was extremely successful from the very start. Read more about George at The New York Times.
Today, George Soros is on the list of the fifty richest men alive. He lives in New York City and is one of the most powerful personas in the field of politics. George Soros has been utilizing his influence to achieve a reconfiguration of political landscapes in many countries all over the globe. He took action in the middle of the 1980s and he has been working towards achieving that goal ever since. Soros has had a lot of success in that so far. He owns his own company – Soros Fund Management. Through that firm he controls as much as $27 billion in investor assets. His personal bank account is up to the whooping $14 billion. He is frequently asked about his massive monetary success to which George Soros usually states that he realized that money makes the world go round at a very young age so that’s what he started doing – making money.
The fact that George Soros is extremely well versed in the art of investments, however, is not the only reason why he has been so successful. He has been greatly dedicated to his philanthropy work. George Soros also published a book in 1987 called The Alchemy of Finance. In his book he talks about a variety of useful investment strategies and a number of tips and tricks. Another book of his is Underwriting Democracy. The book was published in 1991 and it talks about a number of political topics. Both of his literary works George also reveals a lot about his life and his personal thoughts and feelings. One of the thing he reveals is the way he sees himself – as a man who is on earth to try and transform institutions into something healthier, more organic, and less corporate.
Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.