In a Forbes article, we learn about George Soros who is an American citizen, but this was not always so. He was born in Hungary before he fled to England to study at the London School of Economics. During this period he worked as a waiter and railway porter to prior to working at a merchant bank where he started his career in finance. In the 1960’s Soros moved to the United States of America and settled in New York, NY. Soros started working on Wall Street and by 1969 he had started his first hedge fund with U$12 million. This hedge fund was known as the “Quantum Fund” at the time. In the early 1990’s, alongside Stan Druckenmiller, George Soros became notorious for being the man who broke the Bank of England by shorting the British pound with an impressive profit. Soros is still a big investor and works through his office, Soros Fund Management, which is estimated at around U$30 billion in assets. This year Soros hired Dawn Fitzpatrick to head his investment portfolio as the CIO (chief investment officer) for his company Soros Fund Management. Dawn Fitzpatrick is a key figure on Wall Street as one of the most prominent women with fantastic results. Know more about George Soros on Business Insider.
George Soros has remained true to his roots and this can be observed in a Politico 28 article where it describes how George Soros set up the foundation of the Open Society Foundation in 1984, which was designed provide photocopiers to universities, libraries and civil society groups in Hungary that was dominated by the Soviets so that Hungarians would be able to reprint prohibited publications. Since then, Soros has been involved in helping countries establish democracy and free markets by being an advisor in the Warsaw Pact. George Soros’s foundation has played key roles in overthrowing many European authoritarian leaders such as in 2000 when he helped protect the people of Serbia by helping to remove Slobodan Milošević. He has also been involved in similar actions in Ukraine in 2004, and 2013 until 2014.
In the United States of America, Soros is currently a key financial player in the Democratic Party. He is actively involved in the Black Lives Matter cause. At the same time, Soros is seeking to cause positive change with the network of Open Society Foundations, presently working in more than one hundred countries throughout the world. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.