The life and career of George Soros has taken many twists and turns over the years as the business leader born in Hungary in 1930 saw his life dominated by a series of oppressive regimes that prompted the future founder of Soros Fund Management to embark on a refugee journey that began his life as a financial expert. The global approach George Soros has taken to his financial career, political choices and philanthropy was instilled in him at a young age when his father was a major force in the drive to build support for the global language of Esperanto, a constructed global language the patriarch of the Soros family believed provided an opportunity to create a closer knit global community. Read his profile at Forbes.
George Soros eventually made his way to London as a refugee from the Communist regime that took control of Hungary following World War II; it was at the London School of Economics that the open society theory of Karl Popper became a major part of the life of George Soros, when the philosopher explained his view of a global community free from the confines of borders fighting to protect their rights at all times. The theory of the open society has remained an important part of the work of George Soros and even influenced the naming of his own charitable network of not for profit groups, known as the open Society Foundations. A move to New York’s Wall Street led to George Soros becoming one of the world’s leading hedge fund managers after he launched his own fund in 1970 and found success taking what many believed to be high risk options on the markets, but a deep understanding of the political environment of the world makes it easy for Soros to remain ahead of the markets in a role that led to his fund becoming a record breaker for the level of growth seen each year. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.
One idea that seems to have always stayed with George Soros was given to him by Karl Popper as he stated his belief that no political or religious ideology held a monopoly on the truth. Soros has grown into one of the world’s leading philanthropists after he decided his own financial success was a gift that should be used to help others, which grew into his first philanthropic steps that saw scholarships provided to black South Africans living under the apartheid regime. The Open Society Foundations report George Soros has always been willing to place his own ideas at the heart of his work, including his belief in bringing an end to the war on drugs that has blighted the lives of millions of people around the world.