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George Soros Biography

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Stage Name: George Soros
Real Name: George Soros
Occupation Businessman and Philanthropist
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth:  Budapest, Hungary
Gender: Male
Nationality: Hungarian-American
Marital Status: Married (to Tamiko Bolton)
Education: London School of Economics and Political Science

George Soros Biography

The man many people know today as George Soros was born György Schwartz to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary. His family changed the surname to Soros much later. He was a kid during the German occupation, a terrible period for all Jews in the country.

Recalling those days, he would state that instead of submitting to their fate, he and his family resisted an evil force that was way stronger than they were. The terrors of that period filled him with life lessons that would serve him well later in life.

He moved to the United States, where he quickly built a reputation as a reliable hedge fund manager. At some point, he was even the head of the largest hedge fund in the world (Quantum Fund), which he founded in 1973.

Through the years, Soros has built an impressive business portfolio that places him among the wealthiest men in the world — in the dollar billionaires league.

He is no longer actively involved in the running of his companies. He left that to his five children about a decade ago and now focuses on charitable initiatives, including his foundations.

Age

George Soros is one of the oldest living businessmen and philanthropists at 92 years. He was born in August 1930, which means he would be 93 years a couple of months from now.

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Net Worth

When it comes to making money, George Soros is one man from whom many can learn a thing or two. A survivor of Hitler’s sadism in Europe, Soros was able to pick himself from the dust and build himself into one of the wealthiest men in the world, with a personal fortune of $6.7 billion.

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Children

You might want to think of the billionaire businessman as the patriarch of the Soros clan. He is, as the father to Alexander Soros, Andrea Soros, Gregory Soros, Robert Soros, and Jonathan Soros.

Alexander Soros is a philanthropist like his father and chair of the  Open Society Foundations, where his sister Andrea serves as a director on the board.

In all, the billionaire has five children, and they are all involved in running his businesses and foundations.

Businesses

George Soros is a man of many parts, with businesses spread across the United States and Europe.

Soros is a strategic investor who founded the Soros Fund Management company in 1970. Since its founding, the Fund has invested in several top-performing companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Walt Disney Co., Nike, Walmart, General Motors, Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix,

Health

A man of George Soros’ financial muscle and global relevance is found to attract attention one way or the other, including their health. What is Re meat about the billionaire’s health?

It was recently claimed on social media that he suffered a heart attack. Given his age, the news sounded plausible. However, a spokesperson dismissed as “false” the claim that Soros had a heart attack.

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George Soros himself tweeted that the rumours that he had a heart attack were utterly false. He insisted he is alive and healthy.

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Wife

A man of George Soros’ wealth, power and influence would have no trouble attracting women. And indeed, it might be said that he has been pretty successful with the ladies.

George Soros’ first marriage was to Annaliese Witschak in 1960. Twenty-three years later, in 1983, the couple separated. That same year, he married Susan Weber, with whom he shared his life until they divorced in 2005.

After this failed relationship, Soros waited eight years before getting married again – to Tamiko Bolton. They are still together.

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Forex

Soros is a shrewd investor with his own way of trading the markets. He calls his strategy reflexivity. It is also called the global macro strategy.

House & Cars

A man of George Soros’ fortune can buy almost anything. Not surprisingly, he has massive real estate spread across the United States and elsewhere, including an estate in Southampton, where he hosted his 80th birthday bash in 2010.

His other real estate assets include a house in Katonah, New York, as well as a duplex on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The list is by no means comprehensive.

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As a billionaire, Soros can afford any car money can buy. But his purchases are usually quiet — so quiet, in fact, that you might not know what cats he owns until you see him in them.

He is in the news more for his car stock purchases and dumps. He recently dumped a significant percentage of his Rivian stock. And when he dumped his entire Tesla stock, it led to a rift with Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, who compared him to a villain.

Musk, in turn, was accused of. Being antisemitic, which he denied.

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