George Soros

How tall is George Soros 180 cm / 5 ft 11 in
When was George Soros born 12 August 1930
How old is George Soros in 2017 86 years
Where was George Soros born Budapest, Hungary
Residence: New York, US
Zodiac sign: Leo

George Soros net worth: George Soros is a Hungarian-American businessman, philanthropist, stock investor, currency speculator, and social activist, who has a net worth of $25 billion. Born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, Soros moved to New York, working with F. M. Mayer as an arbitrage trader, and with Wertheim & Co. as an analyst. During the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises, Soros made a reported $1 billion after anticipating the British government would devalue the pound, becoming known as “the Man Who Broke the Bank of England.” Soros is chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros Fund Management and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. Soros played an important role during the peaceful transition from Communism to Capitalism in Hungary in 1984 to 1989. Russian and Western observers consider Soros’s organization and funding of Georgia’s Rose Revolution to have been a crucial part of its success. Soros has been an active supporter of Democratic political causes in the United States and one of the wealthiest liberal voices in America. He is also a very generous philanthropist who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to various charities including a single $500 million donation to help the Syrian refugee crisis.

Net Worth details: George Soros holds his fortunes with Soros Fund Management which manages about $30 billion, with $25 billion of that coming from Soros’s own personal assets. He has multiple charitable foundations including the Open Society Institute, Open Society Fund, Foundation for an Open Society, Soros Economic Development Foundation, and Soros Fund Charitable Foundation. Soros converted Soros Fund Management to a family office in 2011 and returned less than $1 billion of $25.5 billion in assets to outside investors.

  • He is chairman of Soros Fund Management
  • He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of Pound sterling, making him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis
  • Soros is one of the 30 richest people in the world
  • Soros is a well known supporter of American progressive and American liberal political causes
  • Between 1979 and 2011 Soros donated more than $11 billion to various philanthropic causes
  • He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and provided one of Europe’s largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in Budapest
  • Soros is also the chairman of the Open Society Foundations

Executive Profile

Mr. George Soros serves as the Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC. Mr. Soros was previously the President of the firm and founded it in in 1969. Previously, he was the Founder at Grove Capital Partners LLP. Previously, Mr. Soros worked at Arnold & S. Bleichroder until 1973. He has worked at Wertheim & Co. and F.M. Mayer. Mr. Soros started his career in mid 1950’s as an Arbitrage Trader at Singer & Friedlander. In 1992, he founded the Central European University. Mr. Soros serves as the Chairman of the Open Society Institute and a Member of the External Advisory Board of Columbia University Earth Institute. He has authored The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror in June 2006, George Soros on Globalization in 2002, Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism in 2000, The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered in 1998, Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve in 1995, Underwriting Democracy in 1991, Opening the Soviet System in 1990, The Alchemy of Finance in 1987, and The Bubble of American Supremacy. Mr. Soros has earned Honorary Doctoral degrees from the New York School for Social Research and the University of Oxford in 1980 and the Budapest University of Economics and Yale University in 1991. He also graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1952.

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Board Members Memberships

Chairman

Soros Fund Management LLC

Trustee

International Crisis Group (The)

Education

Honorary Doctorate

Yale University

Unknown/Other Education 1952

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Honorary Doctorate

University of Oxford

Honorary Doctorate

Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem