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George Soros
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George Soros in 2012
Born
Schwartz György

August 12, 1930 (1930-08-12) (age 91)
Citizenship United States
Alma mater London School of Economics
Occupation Chairman of Soros Fund Management
Chairman of the Open Society Foundations
Founder and adviser of the Quantum Fund
Employer Soros Fund Management
Open Society Foundations
Net worth IncreaseUS$20 billion (March 2012)
Spouse(s) Annaliese Witschak (1960–1983; divorced; 3 children)
Susan Weber Soros (1983–2005; divorced; 2 children)
Tamiko Bolton (2013–present)
Children Robert, Andrea, Jonathan, Alexander, Gregory

George Soros ( or investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his US$ 1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.

Early life

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Soros (left) with James H. Billington (right), January 2001

Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. He was raised in London, England and in New York City, New York. He survived the Holocaust. Soros studied at the London School of Economics.

Career

Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes. Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to causes related to human rights, public health, and education. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Hungary (1984–89) and provided one of Europe's largest higher education endowments to Central European University in Budapest. Soros is also the chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

Personal life

Soros was married to Annaliese Witschak from 1960 until they divorced in 1983. They had three children. Then, Soros was married to Susan Weber Soros from 1983 until they divorced in 2005. They had two children. Soros is now married to Tamiko Bolton since 2013.

Soros is a supporter of the Democratic Party.

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