George Soros is a man of many different qualities. He is a successful entrepreneur, investor, a philanthropist and human right activists. His journey to prosperity didn’t start yesterday, but many years ago during the World War II. Hungary, his native country, was occupied by armed forces of Nazi something that made him free to England. While in England, he studied economics and sociology at the London School of business.
Soros’ success story after graduating from university has been an incredible one. Upon graduation, he got his first job to work as an investment advisor in a brokerage firm. In 1956, barely after working for four years in his first job, he left England for the United States to look for greener pasture. While in the United States, George worked for several New York-based firms. He rose to become the founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, a successful hedge fund firm located in New York City. Currently, he is serving as its Chairman but there are reports that he recently left the management position to concentrate on his philanthropic work at Open Society Foundations.
His expertise and knowledge in finance and economic matters have helped him become one of the best-selling authors in the world. To date, George Soros has authored 14 books that cover a broad range of disciplines such as economics, global market, politics, investment, finance and democracy. Many readers read his books because of his financial wisdom. Some of the subjects that his books cover include the Crash of 2008, the Soviet system, European Unions, global capitalism and many other subjects.
George has proven to be a successful investor due to his rare talent of analyzing economic trends and how they affect the investment market. He has been making risky predictions, which in the long run have proved accurate.
As stated earlier, George is an active philanthropy. He has dedicated his life giving much of his wealth to the society. He founded his Open Society Foundation in 1979 to champion for open societies and democratic governments that protect human rights and values. He has been against governments that apply the authoritarian style of rule. His philanthropic work was seen when he supported a group of oppressed black students from South Africa to study abroad. He gave them scholarships to enable them to accomplish their educational goals.
In the United States, Soros is one of the eminent personalities who are fighting against voter restrictions and various voting blocks. Currently, they are funding a group of lawyers who are involved in a legal battle that they claim would bring equal voting rights for all American citizens regardless of their backgrounds. George ensures the Democrats have enough money to continue being in the government for years to come.
His success in entrepreneurship and investment has given him the freedom to continue pursuing his philanthropic goals. His success in the financial industry and philanthropic work is certainly something that is admired by young and old generation.