George Soros is an American/Hungarian entrepreneur, investor, author, and humanitarian. His Hungary name, ‘Soros,’ is thought to have led to his success because it means “successor.” Soros is now one of the world’s wealthiest people and one of the most successful investors of all time.
|Celebrated Name:||George Soros|
|Real Name/Full Name:||George Soros, Hon FBA|
|Age:||93 years old|
|Birth Date:||August 12, 1930|
|Birth Place:||Budapest, Hungary|
|Nationality:||American, Hungary, British|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Tamiko Bolton (m. 2013), Susan Weber (m. 1983–2005), Annaliese Witschak (m. 1960–1983)|
|Children:||Yes (Alexander Soros, Jonathan Soros, Andrea Soros, Gregory Soros, Robert Soros)|
|Profession:||Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist.|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$10 billion|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
George Soros Biography
George Soros was raised in Germany by his Jewish parents before moving to England. He continued his education and earned a degree and a master’s degree in philosophy from the London School of Economics.
George Soros Age, Height, Weight
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930, and is 93 years old in 2023. His height is 1.75 meters and his weight is 79 kilograms.
Soros’s first job was as a wholesaler, where he worked as a driven salesperson after being unemployed since graduation. Before settling for a job at Singer and Friedlander in 1954, he had struggled to pass interviews because many of the employers disgraced him. He worked as a clerk at his workplace until 1956, when he moved to New York to work as an arbitrage merchant for F.M. Mayer until 1959. He moved on to Wertheim & Co, where he worked as an analyst.
Between 1963 and 1969, George was the vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, where he invested heavily, increasing the company’s profit. He founded Soros Fund Management in 1970 and became its CEO; prior to that, he founded another firm the previous year, making it difficult for him to manage both. Following the renaming of one of his funds to ‘Quantum Fund,’ the companies continued to grow, earning him a lot and increasing his net worth.
As a businessman and investor, he was involved in other ventures such as pound short in 1992, which involved fumigating pounds for months, and the Société Générale insider trade in 1988, in which he was approached by the owner to purchase shares. Earlier this year, in Macedonia, he launched the stop operation Soros’ campaign, which seeks to provide feedback on how he performs globally.
George Soros Achievements and Awards
His first honor was receiving degrees from Oxford and other universities in 1980. In 2000, he received a Yale International Centre prize from the school mainframe, where he later earned a degree in economics from the University of Bologna in 1995. He was inducted into Institutional Investors Alpha’s Hedge Fund Hall of Fame and named one of the top 20 hedge fund managers.
George Soros’s Net Worth in 2023
As of November 2023, George Soros’ net worth is $10 billion. His net worth was once valued at $25 billion, but he transferred $18 billion to his charity foundation, Open Society Foundations, which works in over 100 countries. He made his money by investing in various projects as well as running Soros Fund Management.
Soros rose from humble beginnings as a salesman to become the CEO of his own company, earning millions of shillings. Even after changing his name to a billionaire, he hasn’t forgotten his roots, donating to the poor and providing scholarships through his initiatives.
George Soros Wife, Marriage
After divorcing his previous wives, Susan Weber and Annaliese Witschak, Soros married his current wife Susan Weber in 2013. He has five children with them: Robert Daniel (born in 1963), Andrea Colombel (born in 1965), Jonathan Tivadar (born in 1970), Alexander (born in 1985), and Gregory James (b.1988).