The Amazing Life Of George Soros

George Soros is one of the most powerful men in the world. He has used this enormous power to topple some of the most undemocratic regimes on earth, regimes that in some cases had held power for decades. George is just as involved in domestic issues; influencing American politics and culture more than any other living individual. George Soros is New York-based hedge fund manager with a personal fortune estimated to be over $13 billion, add to that, the $25 billion managed by his firm and you can see how he can use his fortune to influence causes he thinks are worthy of his efforts. George Soros realized as a young man, “money does not make the world go round,” but having money enables him to engage in social issues that concern him. His desires to change the world in general and America in particular with a new way of thinking that conforms to his ideas of social justice on Biography. George has a sense of humor, describing himself as a nut who wants to have an impact on how the world works.

The early life of George Soros is an incredible chapter in his life. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930, to a non-practising Jewish family, George Soros was subjected to persecution by the Nazis after their occupation of Budapest in 1944. His father decided to split up the family, hoping to minimize the possible murder of everyone in it. Through a series of forged papers, identifying the family as Christians, he was able to bribe individual Gentile families to take them into their homes. George wound up in the home of a Hungarian government official who claimed him as his Christian godson. While the official participated in the confiscation of Jewish property, George was only 14 years old and was nothing more than a spectator on NYTimes; He did not realize the ramifications of what he sometimes witnessed. Somehow the family survived and moved to England in 1947.

George Soros attended the London School of Economics, where a professor teaching at the school exposed him to the concept of an open society. Soros later stated this man became his “spiritual mentor” who introduced him to themes that would influence his thinking for the rest of his life. He graduated in 1952 and joined the firm of Singer and Friedlander where he became an expert in international arbitrage. Moving to New York in 1956 he went to work as a stock trader on Wall Street, at the time he did not particularly care for the United States, intending to leave after he accumulated enough money to return to Europe. We all know this did not happen, in fact, in 1991 George Soros became a U.S. citizen and one of the most successful businessmen in American history. There is much more to learn about this fascinating man; this article contains information from a recent piece in Discover the Networks.org.