Philanthropist George Soros

George Soros was born having a very a name George Schwartz in Budapest, Hungary in August 1930 by his parents Elizabeth and Tivadar. Their father who foresaw trouble coming after he was released from prison and escaped from Russia decided to change their family name. He has been in prison before and even during World War 1. He changed the name of the family so that he could avoid persecution in the year 1936. That is when the name of the young Soros changed from Schwartz to Soros. In the year 1944, things worsened when the Nazi Germany occupied Hungary. It was a house to house operation that led to the death of so many people including innocent children and women. Luckily, their family of four survived the attack because the father had bought documents that disclosed their identity as Christians.

In the year 1947 when the instability ended, Soros relocated to England to pursue his dreams for a better education. He joined the London School of economics just to quench his thirst. He opted to go for philosophy, and by 1951, he graduated with a bachelors degree in Philosophy. In the year 1954, he graduated with a masters degree in Philosophy whereby he achieved very well. He is believed to have tirelessly worked towards the achievement of his dreams. At the University, he had his favorite tutor known as Karl Poppers who had written a book called ‘The Open Society and Its Enemies.’ In the book, he learned about a free society and how important it is to respect individual rights. George Soros has so far been able to raise over $18 billion too many organizations across the World. His philanthropic works have been felt across every corner of the world, and he never ceases to stop soon. He has a heart of giving and believes that through finding movements of change, he can be able to see a world that believes in equity across all spheres of life and learn more about George Soros.

After an excellent performance at The London School of Economics, Soros migrated to the United States of America specifically New York to advance his career in Finance. He got his first job at Singer & Friedlander; the went to FM Mayer which he worked as a European Analyst, from where he was employed for five years at Wertheim and Co. After several companies as a stock analyst, he established Double Edge together with other Hedge Fund Investors and more information click here.

The company grew very well after few years of operation. In 1973 he formed Soros Fund and became its chairman and the CEO. He quit Double Edge citing conflicts of interests but urged its investors to join him in creating a successful company. He later changed the name of the company to Soros Fund Management. Today the company is called Quantum Fund Endowment which has $12 million from outside investors. He has continued to tirelessly work for development and achievements and currently, he happens to be the wealthiest hedge fund manager known. He is also the 19th richest man in the world according to a report released by Forbes in February 2017. He is a great mentor and a philanthropist to so many people.

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