George Soros is considered as one of the most powerful people on earth. Since the 1980s, he has influenced many political landscapes all over the world. George Soros has been known as the key person to actually end regimes in some countries. In the American political landscape, George Soros is known as the person that affects the government in a great level. Mr. Soros has an immense fortune of $13 billion. He also has $25 billion in investment assets on opensocietyfoundations.org. Soros has a particular unique view of his role in the world. He considers himself as a missionary, who is here to change the world and the political landscape for the better. George Soros has written a series of books, where he discusses the way he views himself and they people around him.
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930. In 1936, George’s father changed the family name to Soros, which means will soar. In 1947, Mr. Soros moved to England with his family and went to study at the London School of Economics, in London, England. Soros, considered philosopher Karl Popper as his mentor. Soros studied Popper’s theory of an open society and considered that as the basis for the rest of his life. After graduating from the London School of Economics, George Soros when to work for a London firm called Singer and Friedlander. He then moved to New York City and become a Wall Street stock trader on Politico. Mr. Soros married Annaliese Witschak in 1960 and had a child after that.
In 1969, he started to develop his own financial businesses. He formed the Double Eagle Fund and then created Soros Fund Management. The Double Eagle Fund grew to $1 billion in 1985. Starting in 1979, George Soros launched the first of a series of his Open Society Foundations. His Open Society Foundation on Snopes was based on the theme that governments should be accountable to its citizens. He broke records with his philanthropy. By 1992, he gave more than $300 million a year. Currently, Soros’ foundations are open in 70 countries all over the world.
Today, George Soros is number 19 on the Forbes list, number 23 on the Billionaires’ list and number 10 in the Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers.