George Soros was born in 1930; he is a Hungarian by origin. He is known as an investor, businessman, author and above all a philanthropist. Soros is one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world. His net worth makes his name find its way in the list of the richest men in the world.Soros was born in Budapest and survived through the Nazi Germany Hungary and later moved to England in early 1947. He went to London Business School to graduate with a Bachelors Degree and later on a Masters Degree in Philosophy.His career began way back in merchant banks where he assumed various positions before securing his first hedge fund account. The profits made were kept to establish Soros Fund Management. He broke the bank of England with his short sale that saw him make over $ 1 Billion dollars in profit.
He developed Karl Poppers General Theory of Reflexivity to Capital markets in his early studies of philosophy which show a clear analysis of various asset bubbles associated with the values of securities as well as the pricing of stock.George Soros is a world class philanthropist who has given away more than $10 billion dollars to date He has supported various organizations and individuals across the world in fighting for the freedom of transparency, accountability, expression in governments and societies that promote equality and justice.Soros is very active in the philanthropy activities such as his Open Society Foundation- a chain of foundations and projects and partnerships that has over 100 branches worldwide. His philanthropic work began way back in the 1980’s where he gave scholarships to South Africans oppressed in the apartheid period.
In the consecutive years, Soros has endorsed lawyers and paralegals who represent individuals who are unlawfully held or come from the marginalized communities. He has provided educational facilities for thousands of promising students in the low-income societies.Even in his late 80’s George Soros is actively involved in the personal works done by the Open Society Foundations and still travels worldwide to support his advocacy work that leads to positive changes in the world leaders both publicly and privately. His philanthropy has been notable and consistent not for a show like some businesspeople do. He is involved in tackling the causes of problems from the root. He does this with a passion because he experienced intolerance firsthand from his childhood in Hungary.His family managed to survive the Nazi occupation which led to the gruesome murder of Jews. His family narrowly escaped the Nazi by forging some pass documents and also managed to save their neighbors by giving them a pass too. He carried on this generosity throughout his life.