George Soros has been well-known as a leading hedge fund investor and a political donor but the majority of people in the world know the founder of Soros Fund Management as a philanthropist through his work as the head of the Open Society Foundations. Born in Hungary in 1930, Soros fled his native country in 1947 following the end of the Nazi Occupation of the nation and the totalitarian regime of the Soviet Union following the end of hostilities during World War II. George Soros would make his way to the U.K. and study at the London School of Economics, a period of time allowing Soros to become familiar with the needs of millions of people living normal lives as he worked as a kitchen porter to pay for his studies, according to Forbes and Follow his Twitter.
To begin his career as an investment specialist, George Soros began working as a merchant banker in London before making his way to New York in the mid-1950s to build his fortune in a planned five years before returning to Europe. Living in Greenwich Village at the height of the rise of the counterculture in New York led to Soros changing his plans and making his home in the U.S. after he discovered the success available through the development of his own hedge fund; by 1969, Soros struck out on his own as a hedge fund manager with an initial investment of $12 million rising in 2017 to an estimated $30 billion in managed assets.
In his bid to make sure he provides the best possible opportunities to develop a democratic and free society, George Soros has established the Open Society Foundations to push forward the liberal-leaning agenda he feels will benefit the majority on the planet. Although he has now entered his ninth decade in age, George Soros remains an active participant in the work of the network of charitable groups he has developed alongside a hand-picked team of advisors, The Open Society reports and more information click here.
George Soros has spent a large amount of his recent career looking to develop a better sense of community for all groups across the planet. In completing these actions, Soros has sought to make an impact by backing groups seeking to fight for the voting rights of minority groups, legalize medical marijuana, and fight for same-sex marriage. These are just a few of the programs and organizations Soros has backed in his bid to bring a higher standard of life to the people of the world and learn more about George Soros.