An executive summary of the life and works of George Soros is one that speaks of triumphs one after another for a life that has been well lived. From the very humble beginning that was at the start marred with challenges, George Soros rose to the pick of success and established a name for himself as an excellent businessman and a philanthropist. His remarkable achievements saw him overcome hard challenges on his way up as a successful entrepreneur. Through his investments, he amassed great wealth and fortune which over the years he has used to help fund some of the charitable programs that he started. These acts of charitable giving have earned George Soros more recognition worldwide more that his businesses since they have gone on to impact largely on very noticeable social changes in the society.
He was born in 1930 in the then Nazi-occupied Hungary and together with his parents had to endure some of the worst persecutions that were being exerted on the Jews by the Nazi. By some luck, his family was able to escape these terrible persecutions that resulted in the murder of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews. His parents evaded the terrible fate by forging identity papers and in their narrow escape continued assisting other Jews that were facing the same fate. Read more at Washington Times.
When finally the war ended, George Soros left for London to pursue a higher education at the London School of Economics. To help fund his education there, he took up odd jobs as a waiter in some clubs as a waiter and as a porter at one of the railway stations there. After finishing his studies, he left for the United States of America and ventured into the financial sector. A few years later he became an investor and rose to become a billionaire through his investments.
From his fortune as an investor George Soros begun Double Eagle a hedge fund in 1969 and from the success of this fund he started another fund, Soros Fund Management in the year 1970. During the inception of the Double Eagle Fund he had channeled $12 million, and as of 2011, the fund had grown to the tune of $25 billion.
Through this fund, he began the Open Society Foundation and structured in to encompass other small foundations. Through which he supports projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. Through this Foundation, George Soros has been able to impact lots of change to the lives of millions of people across the globe. The foundation is geared towards helping people facing oppression be it being denied some of the basic human rights or freedom of expression. The foundation also champions for peoples’ right to have democratic governance in situations where there is a dictatorship. The foundation also helps support lawyers and paralegals who have dedicated their lives to assisting people facing such oppressions. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com