100 Facts About George Soros

1. George Soros has become an lightning rod for his political views and philanthropic efforts.

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2. George Soros delivers a speech on the sideline of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on January 24, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.

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3. George Soros gifted Graff diamond in a platinum setting on a rose gold band as an engagement ring to his wife.

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4. In 1973 George Soros established the George Soros Fund, a hedge fund that subsequently spawned a range of associated companies.

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5. George Soros is one of the world's most influential investors and philanthropists.

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6. George Soros was the Financial Times Person of the Year for 2018, with the FT describing him as a "a standard bearer for liberal democracy, an idea under siege from populists".

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7. George Soros received the Yale International Center for Finance Award from the Yale School of Management in 2000 as well as an honorary degree in economics from the University of Bologna in 1995, the oldest university in the world.

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8. In January 2019, George Soros called Xi Jinping's China the most dangerous enemy of free societies, saying: "China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but it is the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advanced" and "present an unacceptable security risk for the rest of the world".

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9. George Soros advocated replacing the notion of a multi-speed Europe by the aim of a "multi-track Europe" that would allow member states a wider variety of choices.

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10. George Soros expects Trump to fail because George Soros believes Trump's ideas are self-contradictory.

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11. George Soros said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat Bush "if someone guaranteed it".

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12. George Soros called Steinmetz's suit "frivolous and entirely false" and said that it was "a desperate PR stunt meant to deflect attention from BSGR's mounting legal problems across multiple jurisdictions".

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13. George Soros has funded NGOs which have been actively critical of Israeli policies including groups that campaign for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

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14. George Soros donated $6 million to the PAC in December 2015 and $2.5 million in August 2016.

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15. George Soros was married to Daisy Soros, who, like her husband, was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and with whom he had two sons, Peter and Jeffrey.

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16. George Soros was dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England".

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17. In 1970, George Soros founded George Soros Fund Management and became its chairman.

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18. George Soros worked as an analyst of European securities until 1963.

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19. George Soros said, 'You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported'.

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20. George Soros influenced the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and provided one of Europe's largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in his Hungarian hometown.

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21. George Soros wants open borders—and millions of voters for Democrats.

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22. George Soros is still investing in House races to help Democrats seize control of the House.

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23. George Soros backed him in the primary over a rank-in-file Democrat.

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24. In 1988, George Soros profited from inside knowledge of a takeover of Societe Generale, a French bank.

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25. In 2011, Ferreyer filed suit claiming George Soros had cheated her out of a $2 million apartment, then roughed her up when she complained.

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26. George Soros responded by moving all the money in question to Ireland.

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27. George Soros added the Quantum Emerging Growth Fund and the Quota Fund for a total of six funds by 1997.

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28. George Soros was estimated to have earned $650 million that year.

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29. George Soros recruited Stan Druckenmiller to manage the Quantum fund in 1989.

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30. George Soros worked at a number of Wall Street firms as a trader and analyst.

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31. George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug 12, 1930.

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32. George Soros has a net worth of $8 billion and is the founder and chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC He is ranked 20th on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the world in 2017.

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33. In 2016, George Soros funded a multi-state fight against Voter ID laws across the country.

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34. George Soros openly lays out his beliefs in interviews, speeches, and articles.

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35. George Soros is not a fan of national borders or border enforcement.

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36. George Soros accompanied Baumbach on one job, traveling to the estate of a wealthy Jewish aristocrat named Moric Kornfeld.

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37. George Soros has contributed around $15 million to support Democrats in the midterm elections.

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38. In 1991 George Soros set up and financed the Central European University, with campuses in the early twenty-first century in Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw, to train graduate students in various subjects of the humanities in the hope that they would promote the practice of open society.

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39. George Soros thought the university championed open society by treating black students equally.

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40. George Soros believes the United States has justifiably pursued an open market policy thanks to its economic and political might.

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41. In 1973 George Soros left the firm to start his own hedge fund, which evolved into the Quantum Fund.

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42. George Soros promised to give away the rest of the money before he turned eighty.

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43. In 1992 George Soros founded Central European University, with its primary campus in Budapest and other campuses in Prague and Warsaw.

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44. George Soros took up active philanthropy in 1979, when he began providing funds to help black students attend the University of Cape Town in apartheid South Africa.

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45. George Soros graduated in 1952 but could find only unskilled jobs.

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46. George Soros left Soviet-controlled Communist Hungary in 1947 for London, where he attended the London School of Economics.

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47. George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1930 and survived the Holocaust despite the German occupation of his country in the spring of 1944.

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48. George Soros created a "Shadow Party" of leftist organizations that basically have control of the Democrat Party.

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49. In 1970, George Soros launched the now famous Soros Fund Management.

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50. George Soros is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, political activist, author and a philanthropist.

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51. George Soros began his philanthropic activity in 1979, and he established the Open Society Foundations in 1984.

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52. In 2010 George Soros gave $100 million to the nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch.

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53. George Soros was involved in political activism and other philanthropic efforts.

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54. In 1984 George Soros used some of his profits to create the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organization that included a network of foundations.

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55. George Soros appealed the ruling, but it was upheld by the Cour de Cassation in 2006.

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56. George Soros studied philosophy under Karl Popper at the London School of Economics, but he abandoned his plans to become a philosopher.

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57. George Soros filed a motion that is still pending to have the lawsuit dismissed.

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58. George Soros proposed to Tamiko in mid-2012 while they were at a weekend visit to the Hamptons.

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59. George Soros hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obama's announcement that he was running for President.

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60. George Soros is again seeking to influence the European Parliamentary elections.

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61. George Soros has long been a controversial figure in Europe for using his fortune to fund liberal organizations.

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62. George Soros fined over naked short selling by Hong Kong.

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63. George Soros is not actively concerned within the agency's operations.

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64. George Soros has yet to call her back because he's been traveling, a source told BuzzFeed News.

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65. George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn't know it from the damage he's inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they owned.

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66. George Soros is supposed to be Jewish but you wouldn't know it from the damage he's inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property they own.

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67. George Soros was recently the target of a pipe bomb planted at his home.

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68. In July 2017, George Soros was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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69. In January 2014, George Soros was ranked number 1 in LCH Investments list of top 20 managers having posting gains of almost $42 billion since the launch of his Quantum Endowment Fund in 1973.

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70. George Soros received honorary doctoral degrees from the New School for Social Research, the University of Oxford in 1980, the Corvinus University of Budapest, and Yale University in 1991.

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71. In October 2018, George Soros donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation via the Wikimedia Endowment program.

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72. On October 17, 2017, it was announced that George Soros had transferred $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations.

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73. In January 2015, George Soros said that "Europe needs to wake up and recognize that it is under attack from Russia.

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74. George Soros has expressed concern about the growth of Chinese economic and political power, saying, "China has risen very rapidly by looking out for its own interests.

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75. In 2018, George Soros has highlighted that Europe faces major challenges, in particular, that related to immigration, austerity, and nations leaving the political block.

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76. George Soros is opposed to Brexit and has donated £400,000 to the anti-Brexit 'Best for Britain' group.

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77. George Soros believes Trump is preparing for a trade war and expects financial markets to do badly.

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78. George Soros called Steinmetz's suit "frivolous and entirely false" and said that it was "a desperate PR stunt meant to deflect attention from BSGR's mounting legal problems across multiple jurisdictions.

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79. George Soros has popularized the concepts of dynamic disequilibrium, static disequilibrium, and near-equilibrium conditions.

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80. George Soros has become a magnet for such theories, with opponents claiming that he is behind such diverse events as the 2017 Women's March, the fact-checking website Snopes, the gun-control activism engaged in by the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the October 2018 immigrant caravan, and the protests against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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81. George Soros has funded worldwide efforts to promote drug policy reform.

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82. In November 2005, George Soros said: "My personal opinion is there's no alternative but to give Kosovo independence.

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83. George Soros called the fines part of a campaign to "destroy independent society.

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84. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, George Soros' funding has continued to play an important role in the former Soviet sphere.

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85. In October 2013, George Soros donated $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, becoming a co-chairman of the super PAC's national finance committee.

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86. George Soros was an initial donor to the Center for American Progress, and he continues to support the organization through the Open Society Foundations.

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87. In 2005, George Soros was a minority partner in a group that tried to buy the Washington Nationals, a Major League baseball team.

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88. In 1983, George Soros married Susan Weber, 25 years his junior.

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89. George Soros had recognized the unfavorable position of the United Kingdom in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

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90. In 1969, George Soros set up the Double Eagle hedge fund with $4m of investors' capital including $250,000 of his own money.

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91. George Soros took a Bachelor of Science in philosophy in 1951, and a Master of Science in philosophy in 1954, both from the London School of Economics.

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92. George Soros would sometimes stand at Speakers' Corner lecturing about the virtues of internationalism in Esperanto, which he had learned from his father.

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93. In 1947, George Soros immigrated to England and became a student at the London School of Economics.

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94. In 1945, George Soros survived the Siege of Budapest, in which Soviet and German forces fought house-to-house through the city.

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95. George Soros has wryly described his home as a Jewish antisemitic home.

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96. George Soros was born in Budapest in the Kingdom of Hungary to a well-to-do non-observant Jewish family, who, like many upper-middle class Hungarian Jews at the time, were uncomfortable with their roots.

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97. George Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive and liberal political causes, to which he dispenses donations through his foundation, the Open Society Foundations.

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98. George Soros began his business career by taking various jobs at merchant banks in England and then the United States, before starting his first hedge fund, Double Eagle, in 1969.

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99. George Soros has found his hands in another foreign governments affairs.

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100. George Soros telling friends about 'the damage' caused by the Trump administration.

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