Great financial minds are able to take their successes and invest them in areas that make the world a better place for others. George Soros is a perfect example of that. He has created a reputation for himself in the world of philanthropy by making a great deal of money and then turning it around and investing it generously in areas that can use it more than he. An avid supporter world-wide for more than 30 years of democratic causes he has been visible in more than 100 countries using his vast wealth to increase the visibility of these issues and bring them to the forefront and learn more about Soros.
Soros hasn’t always been wealthy, nor did he inherit it like some in wealthy circles. He was born in 1930 in Budapest, and experienced Nazi occupation and Hungary under Communist rule. He went to London and learned the ways of the world of economics. Later he became a success in business with his Soros Fund Management LLC. He also created the Open Society Foundations.
Living in New York in the 60’s Soros became active on Wall Street and created a hedge fun with $12 million. He was also known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’ when he shorted the British pound, making a notable profit while doing so and his Website.
His fortune is now estimated to be at over $7 billion. Among benefactors of Soros’ good works is the former country of Yugoslavia. The Foundation spent tens of millions of dollars in aid and relief efforts to help the country and its residents.In 1991 Soros founded the Central European University to promote the ideas and issues behind open Democratic Societies. Success has been made through Soros and his resources on minority and women’s rights, access to better health care, drug use, HIV and other important causes in today’s world and more formation click here.