George Soros

United States
Net Worth :$ 19 Billion
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Born on: 12th Aug 30
Born in: United States
Marital status: Divorced
Occupation: Chairman of the Soros Fund Management

From a young boy who traded currencies in the Hungarian black market during World War II to becoming a multibillion dollar enterprise that he is today, George Soros’ rise has been phenomenal to say the least. Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 which he left to escape the Nazi atrocities and moved to England. There, he graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in different financial firms where he learnt the art of making money. Soros then went on to set up his very own company, Soros Fund Management that’s notoriously famous for shorting the British currency. During the September of 1992 Soros single handedly stopped the Bank of England from fixing exchange rate. The heist earned Soros an estimated $1.8 billion in a day and the title of "the man who broke the Bank of England". Soros added another feather to his cap by co-founding Quantum Fund in 1970 along with Jim Rogers. The investment firm achieved a return in excess of 4000% within the next ten years and is majorly responsible for creating the lion’s share of Soros’ huge wealth. Apart from creating wealth and influencing economies, Soros is also a philanthropist. Since 1970s he has been funding black students to attend the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is the chairman of the Open Society Institute and has spent more than $400 million for social welfare in many countries through various charity organizations. More recently, Soros donated $100 million to Human Rights Watch and $1 million to Media Matters for America in 2010. His penchant for writing is also noticeable as he has penned down more than eight books on diverse topics till date.

George Soros Estates and Homes ( 3 )

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New York apartment

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George Soros apparently paid $24 million as divorce settlement in order to keep the 16-room apartment at 1060 Fifth Avenue, New York that he shared with his ex-wife Susan Weber.
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Southampton Mansion

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George Soros
George Soros also owns a super luxurious home that is located in Southampton, New York.
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Bedford mansion

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George Soros
Bedford has always attracted high profile personalities from all spheres to build a shelter for themselves in the pristine and bucolic pasturelands. Multibillionaire George Soros also owns a vast estate in Bedford which he bought from the ‘Jurrasic Park’ author Michael Crichton. In 2003, he added a 19-room mansion spread over 63 acres to the existing property.

George Soros Wedding ( 2 )

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George Soros tied the knot with Annaliese Witschak way back in 1960 when he was still young and making his mark in the financial world. The couple has three children out of this wedlock; Robert, Andrea and Jonathan. However, in 1983 Soros divorced Annaliese his wife of more than 20 years.
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In 1983, George Soros tied the knot once again. This time with Susan Weber. They couple has two children out of this marriage; Alexander and Gregory. However, in 2004 they decided to part ways and are now divorced.

George Soros Holiday Destinations(Getaways) ( 1 )

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Hamptons

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George Soros

The Soros Fund Management’s chairman adores going on a vacation trip to the long island “The Hamptons” located in New York. Organizing dozens of summer share parties, the island is the preferred choice for full on entertainment for everyone.

 

Location:  The elegant island featuring pristine beaches, fashionable restaurants and an exciting nightlife is located in Bridgehampton in New York, USA

 

Main attraction: The longest island offers some of the greatest beaches, world class wineries and a rich cultural history. Marvelous landscapes and views of sunset from the beaches is worth capturing, which often makes them overcrowded. A couple of stupendous museums, eye popping summer homes, marvelous restaurants, a range of comfortable accommodations, great shopping and a fabulous Japanese garden make the Hamptons a real paradise to visit. Hamptons is the hub of summer share parties and lots of enjoyment is ensured with the pool parties organized over the weekend. Clear water with endless stretches of sand offers enjoyment while dining outside or sunbathing. A remote and peaceful retreat is ensured by the paradise Fire Islands enabling the visitors to escape the masses. 

The Hamptons

George Soros loves to devote his holiday time in New York city

Hampton House

Hampton offers a range of comfortable accommodations for everyone

Sunset view

View of sunset from the Hampton beaches is worth capturing

Sunbath at the beaches

A peaceful retreat is ensured for sunbath at the beautiful beaches

George Soros Cause ( 3 )

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Millennium Promise Alliance

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George Soros
Another charitable cause that has found a patron in George Soros is Millennium Promise Alliance whose mission is to remove extreme poverty by 2025. Soros has donated an estimated $50 million to the UN Millennium Project.
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Millennium Villages

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George Soros
George Soros the philanthropist supports a number of good causes. The most prominent being Millennium Villages which aims to uplift villages of developing countries and eradicate poverty that adversely affects more than a billion people worldwide.
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Human Rights Watch

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George Soros

An International NGO concerned with human rights, this group recieved $100 million from Soros.

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