George Soros

George Soros is a proclaimed author of 14 books, business mogul, heavy investor, an active philanthropist and a political activist. He is also the Chairman of Soros Fund Management.

Rags To Riches Story

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      George Soros was born in Budapest in 1930, he managed to survive the Nazi occupation during World War II.

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      Afterwards, he immigrated to England to become a student at London School of Economics and worked as railway porter and waiter to earn money for his education.

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      After graduating, he worked as a salesman for wholesaler selling to retailers in Welsh seaside resorts.

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      It was only his entry-level position in Singer & Friedlander that gave a kick-start to his financial career.

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      He later moved to F. M. Mayer, followed by Wertheim and Co. and then, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder and eventually culminating Soros Fund Management.

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      George Soros mounted to a legendary status in the hedge fund industry when he reportedly made over $1 Billion betting against the pound. He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England”.

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      In July 2014, he was listed as the 27th richest person in the world and the world’s richest hedge-fund manager.

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      Recently, during the referendum of British Exit vote from EU on June 23, 2016, (termed as ‘BREXIT’) George Soros was long on the pound on the ‘Black Friday’ and made a trading windfall with other positions.

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      From having worked as a waiter and porter to being one of the most renowned financial expert, he has come a long way.