George Soros (// or //; Hungarian: Soros György; born August 12, 1930, as Schwartz György) is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his US$1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.
August 12, 1930
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
|Occupation||Chairman of Soros Fund Management|
Chairman of the Open Society Foundations
Founder and adviser of the Quantum Fund
|Employer||Soros Fund Management|
Open Society Foundations
|Net worth||US$20 billion (March 2012)|
|Spouse(s)||Annaliese Witschak (1960–1983; divorced; 3 children)|
Susan Weber Soros (1983–2005; divorced; 2 children)
Tamiko Bolton (2013–present)
|Children||Robert, Andrea, Jonathan, Alexander, Gregory|
Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary, where he was raised. He emigrated to London by himself at 17, and later to New York. He survived the Nazi occupation of Budapest, before moving to London and studying at the London School of Economics.
Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes. Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to causes related to human rights, public health, and education. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Hungary (1984–89) and founded Europe's Central European University in Budapest, providing the initial endowment to open the first campus. Soros is also the chairman of the Open Society Foundations.
Soros was married to Annaliese Witschak from 1960 until they divorced in 1983. They had three children. Then, Soros was married to Susan Weber Soros from 1983 until they divorced in 2005. They had two children. Soros is now married to Tamiko Bolton since 2013. Soros is a supporter of the Democratic Party. Soros is a donates annual high sums for FC Bayern Munich.
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