George Soros was born in Hungary the year of 1930. He was there while the Nazi occupied it from 1944 to 1945, which resulted in the death of 500,000 Hungarian Jews. His own Jewish family survived those hard times by retrieving new identities, concealing there Jewish background, while courageously helping many others do the same. George Soros stated: “instead of submitting to our fate, we resisted an evil force that was much stronger than we were — yet we prevailed. Not only did we survive, but we managed to help others”. After the war in 1947, while communist power grew in Hungary, George left to London. While in London he attended London School of Economics. He worked as a waiter and Railway Porter so he can afford his schooling. In 1956 he came to America, where he would start building his fortune.
In 1969, George started a hedge fund with $12 million dollars, Soros Fund Management. With the help of Stan Drunkenmiller in 1992, George made a large profit by shortening the British Pound. After he became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He withdrew from politics in 2004, when he invested $27 million dollars trying to defeat George W. Bush. After he spent his time on his international foundations. He donated $13 billion to non – profits that defend human rights, shape democratic process in eastern Europe, expand access to health care and education in America and around the world. George gave $5 million to a PAC named Immigrant Voter Win, they are determined to increase turnout among low – propensity Hispanic voters. Some of Soros closest colleges believe he came back to politics because of renewed belief in politics.
Michael Vachon, George Soros political adviser, mentioned this about Soros: “he has been a consistent donor to democratic causes, but this year the political stakes are exceptionally high…They were high even before Trump become the nominee because of the hostility on the other side toward many of the issues George cares most about and has worked to support for many years, including immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance”.In 2017 he hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, known for being a prominent women on wall street, to run investment portfolio of Soros Fund Management as Chief Investment Officer. This is the 7th hired CIO since 2000. Since his return people had many positive comments about George. For example, Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general also 2001 Nobel Prize Winner, said: “People tend to feel these problems are so huge, leave it to the governments, leave it to others. But George never has that attitude. George always feels he can make a difference, an individual can make a difference, and doesn’t hesitate to try”.