George Soros was born and brought up in Hungary a town called Budapest. He was born into a Jewish family whereby his father Tivadar was a lawyer, and the mother was a business person. George Soro’s father was not happy with the fact that they were Jews and he had to secure documents to prove that they were Christians. This was also a defensive strategy because Jews used to be killed during the attack. He also ensured that he changes the name of the family from George Schwartz to George Soros. When he was only 13 years, Nazi Germany invades the Kingdom of Hungary, and they stopped Jewish children from attending schools. Soros had also been prevented, but his father changed the name to a Christian one. They had the heart of helping and they helped so many people by saving their lives during the historical war that their country faced.
In 1945, Budapest was attacked by Nazi group, and over 500,000 people were killed. That was when Soros was only 14 and 15 years. The experience taught him a lot of things and today happens to be among the richest men in the world. Also, he is the greatest philanthropist known in our history. He is believed to have donated more than $18 billion dollars in his ministry, and his chances of growth are still high. George Soros has been on the frontline pushing for equality and justice, good governance, and also accountable governments that respect democracy and the rule of law. He survived world atrocities while he was a teenager, a reason that makes him push for better governance.
George Soros after things had settled in Hungary, decided to relocate or rather immigrate to London, England so he could join the famous London School of Economics for bachelors in Philosophy. At the School, he met the great philanthropist by name Karl Poppers who was his favorite tutor. He had limited income and thus had to work extra harder. He managed to study a degree and masters in philosophy from the University. He graduated with the masters in the year 1954. During his period at the University, he used to look for jobs there so that he could sustain his life at School. He was even employed as a bar waiter and also at the railways. He worked extra harder did difficult jobs which he had to so that he could make it in life.
After gaining the skills, George, like any other graduate relocated to the United States for career advancement. He wanted to specialize in finance and was lucky to get a job after few attempts. His experience was that of analyzing European Stock and later became a vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder. That is when he started interacting with leading forex traders who mentored him. He was able to learn winning strategies and later decided to work independently. He quit the employment jobs to form Soros Fund Management which is today’s giant in hedge fund management. and Follow him Twitter.com