George Soros, a Business Expert and a Philanthropist

One cannot adequately describe the actual nature of George Soros successes and his generosity as a philanthropist before soon running out of words. From a humble beginning that was first mirrored in struggle and hardship, his life has been a journey of overcoming all the hurdles on his path and attaining the unthinkable. As one of the richest men on earth, George Soros has a good side in him that has enabled him to give back to humanity with great generosity. His kindness and giving nature has benefited and touched the lives of so many people across the world without any discrimination.

Born 12, August 1930 in Hungary, Soros and his parent endured a brutal history by the Nazi occupation of his birth country. The career resulted in the unjust massacre of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews with his family just surviving through falsifying of identity papers and instead of fleeing, the helped others from the unfortunate fate. After the war, he left for London in 1947 to pursue his education from the London School of Economics. While studying, he worked part-time as a porter at a railway station and sometimes waited tables at a nightclub to help fund his education. He then moved to the United States of America and ventured into the finance and later became an investor and was able to attain his immense wealth becoming one of the most successful investors in the US. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

Through his amassed fortune, Soros started his hedge fund, Double Eagle; this was in 1969. Through this fund profits, he was able to start another hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, in 1970. He then went on to rename Double Eagle hedge fund to Quantum Fund. This fund during its inception in 11969 had $12 million, but as of 2011, it had grown to $25 billion.

From his acquired wealth, George Soros created the Open Society Foundation. The society is made up of an extensive network of other foundations, projects and supportive partners in over 100 countries in the world. It’s through this organization that Soros reaches out to the many people he helps support. The foundation aim is to assist those people that face oppression, those that are being denied their right individual rights, the right to freedom of expression, and the right to democratic governance. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

For years now George Soros has been able to support lawyers and paralegals towards the representation of those people that have been unlawfully held by governments, he has also helped sponsor the education of many bright children from marginalized groups. Now in his 80s, Soros still participates actively in his foundation and remains committed to fighting the intractable problems faced in the world.

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