George Soros, a scholar, entrepreneur, financial genius, humanitarian, and philanthropist have made his mark in many areas with his accumulation of wealth, and his drive to educate and promote freedom goes unnoticed in many areas. Soros escaped Hungary during World War II when the Nazi-occupied his homeland. Fleeing to London, where he continued his education at the London School of Economics working odd jobs. Graduating with a degree in finance began his career working obtaining his first banking position. It was in 1956 that Soros traveled across the big pond and arrived in New York City, where he started his financial career as a trader doing that climb up the ladder of success to assume a position as a vice president managing investment funds. Through his education and intuitive business skills, Soros created his first hedge fund with great success and continued his growth with another hedge fund.
Today, George Soros’ net worth is approximately $25.2 billion. George Soros has shared his wealth through his philanthropic humanitarian efforts. The Soros foundation supports many causes, including women’s rights organizations. One of his favorite causes is the LGBTI, and disability rights, and the stand he has taken against discrimination of Muslims in Europe. International justice is top of his list of donations and receives financial support through the International Crisis Group and UNICEF.Ensuring the people of Africa receive living in extreme poverty receive benefits through schooling and college paid education, health care, food and water, and tools to assist in developing and building a better life.
Soros provides funds to assist black students who want to continue their education through the University of Cape. These resources are provided and managed by the Open Society Foundation owned by Soros.The overwhelming glee of the collapse of Communism in the ’80s spurred Soros on to move the Central European University in Budapest, his birthplace. The funds that encouraged this movement totaled $880 million to its endowment, and he served as chairman of this donation until about ten years ago. Through his educational endeavors, Soros has donated over $100 million to colleges in the former USSR. Although a majority of his financial support is directed toward higher education, he still supports the underprivileged from minority backgrounds.George Soros is still “in-charge” in his mid-80s and traveling and managing his businesses and funds. Although he does do this as a single entity, his selected staff play the Soros-Card in promoting positive results.