George Soros

George Soros was born in Budapest in 1930, and he is the current chairperson of Soros Fund Management LLC. He is one of the most successful financiers in investments and economics. George Soros is also the founder and chairperson of Soros Fund Management as well as the Open Society Foundations. He survived the Nazi occupation by escaping to England in 1947. George Soros is a graduate of London School of Economics and currently lives in the United States where he is worth millions, thanks to his international investment fund.

Since 1979, George Soros has participated in several charity projects, but he is known for the Open Society Foundation that started with helping black students get higher education at Cape Town University during the apartheid in South Africa. Today, the society helps students from more than 100 countries having reported an expenditure of $835 million in 2011. This is one of the ways George has been able to affect the society by promoting human rights and transparency.

George Soros has written many articles and essays regarding politics, economics and society on Most of these articles have found their way to major publishing houses. Some of his recent writings include Rebuilding the Asylum System, Ukraine & Europe: What Should Be Done?, Ukraine Deserves Debt Relief, By Failing to Help Refuges Europe Fails Itself, and A Partnership with China to Avoid World War. He is also a best-selling author. He has written 14 books on investment and business with relations to politics, economics globalization, open societies and philanthropy. Some of these books include The Tragedy of the European Union, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States: Essays, The Crash of 2008 and What it Means, and The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means.

In his latest book, The Tragedy of the European Union, he speaks of how the European Union could be easily forgotten considering the rate of Xenophobia during post-election violence being witnessed today. For instance, he points out that Great Britain is in the verge of holding a referendum on whether to disband itself from the union or not. This has increasingly become a problem since the anti-EU sentiments started flying around because some countries put their national interest before the vision shared by EU members. He asks whether it is too late to resolve this conflict despite the EU generating unprecedented peace for more than half a century.


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