About George Soros
It has been estimated that the total amount of George Soros net worth reaches 22 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in the world. George Soros is known as a businessman, investor, entrepreneur, social activist, financier and philanthropist. All these careers add millions of dollars to the overall amount of George Soros net worth.
George Soros is known as one of the most successful business magnates of Hungarian-American descent. In addition, he has his own company called “Soros Fund Management”. He is also known as a supporter of liberal progressive matters. In the public and financial world, he is usually referred to as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England”. He got this title due to his investment profits of 1 billion dollars during the Black Wednesday UK currency crisis which happened in 1992.
He is also known as one of the most generous donators in the world. Between the years 1979-2011, he donated approximately 8 billion dollars to various causes such as education, public health and human rights. Furthermore, George Soros was one of the activists who participated in the making of the transition from communism to capitalism in Hungary.
George Soros also played a major role in the endowment of higher education, especially, in the Central European University in Budapest. He is also known as the chairman of the Open Society Institute. All these contributions and involvements add a lot of financial success to the overall amount of George Soros net worth.
George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary and grew up in a Jewish household. His father worked as a lawyer and his mother was the owner of a silk shop. His father was also known as a prisoner during the World War I, after which he managed to escape to Hungary from Russia and start his family there. His father was an Esperantist and taught it to little George Soros, as well.
At the time when Germany occupied Hungary, George Soros was only 13 years old. Therefore, in 1947 George Soros moved to live to England with his uncle. In England, George Soros studied at the London School of Economics from which he graduated in 1952 and got the Bachelor degree in science. In order to support himself financially, George Soros worked as a waiter and a porter of the railway. Before he got enrolled into financial matters which today bring millions of dollars to George Soros net worth, he used to sell goodies at the sea side.