George Soros is a self-made billionaire that is well known for his political activism as well as his extensive philanthropy. Upon fleeing Hungary during the Nazi invasion, he was able to attend the London School of Economics. While attending school, he worked as a porter on a railway. Upon graduating, he began his career in finances working at a bank. He was able to eventually move to the United States. He found his calling when he began working on Wall Street and had an incredible amount of success. Read more at The New York Times about George.
One of his most notable career moves was his single day earning betting against the British pound which netted him an incredible and record amount of daily earnings in 1992. Currently, George Soros is still active in investing and works through his company Soros Fund Managment which is worth a reported $30 billion.He has entrusted prolific professional Dawn Fitzpatrick to oversee Soros Fund Management. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
George Soros is also an advocate of liberal efforts and agendas in the country. He has been known to donate huge sums of money to help pass laws and legislation for the Democratic party. He donated heavily, around $25 million, to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president as well as donating to the Democratic candidate that ran against George W. Bush. He is also a critic of Donald Trump and has been working to oppose both his election and his ideas for establishing new standards in the country. George Soros keeps an open line of communication to most influential Democrats and benefactors as well as those that are active liberals. He is also a big supporter of programs designed to help impoverished children in Africa attend college so that they may receive a formal education that will eventually help them better themselves and their families. He has always done a great deal of work helping underprivileged youth to get ahead and receive an education as well as helping to provide avenues for economic growth and development in third world countries.