George Soros Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Influential American investor, businessman, entrepreneur as well as philanthropist, George Soros was born on 12 August 1930, in Budapest Hungary, and is widely known as the chairman of the private firm “Soros Fund Management”, which deals with investment management. The company is also one of the primary advisors for the “Quantum Group of Funds”, a hedge fund located in the Cayman Islands and Curacao.

So just how rich is George Soros, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, Soros’ net worth is estimated to be over $26 billion, accumulated through his many business ventures during a career which now spans over six decades.

 

George Soros Net Worth $26 Billion

Soros managed to leave Hungary in 1947, and moved to London to study at the London School of Economics. In addition to his studies, Soros had to work as a waiter and porter, and later in a merchant bank to support himself and pay academic fees. Soros finally graduated from the LSE with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in philosophy, then ventured into a business career.

Soros relocated to New York City shortly after finishing his studies, and began working at the investment company “Wertheim & Co.”, and later became a vice-president at the New York investment bank “Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder”. While still working at the company, George established his own company entitled “Soros Fund Management” in 1969, where he took up the position of chairman, and over the years has made it into one of the most profitable companies among hedge funds. It is estimated that since 1973, Soros’ firm has managed to accumulate as much as $32 billion in profits, and own $28 billion in assets that are under its management.

Even though George Soros is best known as a business magnate, he is also a talented writer who has published such books as “The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?” and “The Alchemy of Finance”, plus contributing such articles as “The Crisis and the Euro” and “The Capitalist Threat” to various newspapers.

In his personal life, George Soros has married three times, firstly to Annaliese Witschak from 1960 to 1983 with whom he has three children. From 1983 until 2005 he was married to Susan Weber and they have two children, and since 2013 he has been married to Tamiko Bolton. His residence is in Bedford Hills, New York City.

George Soros is a generous philanthropist, particularly through “The Giving Pledge’ with many other billionaires, and independently in supporting many varied causes around the world. George also founded a network called “Open Society Institute” in 1993, as a way of supporting Soros foundations abroad, and on which he serves as chairman. The company changed its name to “Open Society Foundations” in 2010, and primarily focuses on the promotion of human rights, economic and social reform, as well as supporting independent media, education, and fighting corruption. The company was later joined by Christopher Stone, who serves as the  president. Some of the initiatives taken up by the “Open Society Foundation” include Public Health Program, Scholarships Program, Early Childhood Program and the Youth Initiative to name a few.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 12, 1930
Birth place: Budapest, Hungary
Profession:Investor, Businessperson, Speculator, Entrepreneur, Analyst, Financier, Trader, Business magnate
Education:London School of Economics and Political Science (1951), London School of Economics and Political Science (1954)
Nationality:Hungarian, American
Spouse:Tamiko Bolton (m. 2013), Susan Weber Soros (m. 1983–2005), Annaliese Witschak (m. 1960–1983)
Children:Alexander Soros, Andrea Soros, Jonathan Soros, Gregory Soros, Robert Soros
Parents:Tivadar Soros, Elizabeth Soros
Siblings:Paul Soros
Awards:Yale International Center for Finance Award (2000)
Nominations:Honorary degree in economics from the University of Bologna (1995), Honorary doctoral degrees from University of Oxford (1980), Corvinus University of Budapest (1991), Yale University (1991), Institutional Investors Alpha's Hedge Fund Manager Hall of Fame (2008), #1 in LCH investments list (2014), "The 19th richest person in the world" (Forbes Magazine (Forbes Magazine), 2017, February)
Books:“The Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival?” (2014), “The Alchemy of Finance” (1987), “Opening the Soviet System” (1990), “The Crisis and the Euro” (2010), “The Capitalist Threat” (1997)
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Filmography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vice News2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Inside Job2010DocumentaryHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2008TV SeriesHimself
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentary
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jonathan Dimbleby1998-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Sunday Programme2002TV SeriesHimself
Manê kakumei1998TV Series documentaryHimself
This Week1992TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Activist
Democracy Now!2010TV SeriesHimself
Do As I Say2009DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Liberal Financier / Himself - Liberal Billionaire

Is George Soros's Net Worth Deserved?

  • BDST

    Not when he got rich by turning in Jews to the Germans during WWII

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