George Soros is a Hungarian-American born on August 12, 1930. Most people refer to him as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” after he walked away with $1 billion profits from short selling pounds worth $10 billion. This happened during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. In 1944 at the age of 13, George escaped the Nazi invasion of his home country Hungary thanks to an employee of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. The next year, George Soros experienced and survived the battle of Budapest. In 1947, George Soros emigrated to England and was enrolled at the London School of Economics. While he was still a student, George worked as a waiter and also as a railway porter. In 1951, George earned his Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy. Three years later he received his Master of Science degree in the same area of study in the same institution. Source: https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros
In 1954, he got the opportunity to work with Singer and Friedlander as a clerk. That marked the beginning of his financial career. His co-worker, Robert Mayer, son of New York City broker F.M. Mayer convinced him to apply to work with F.M Mayer. In 1956 George Soros was called to F.M. Mayer and for three straight years, he worked as an arbitrage trader with a specialty in European stocks. In 1963, he moved to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder where he served as the company’s vice-president for ten years. In 1970, George quit his job and founded Soros Fund Management and became the organization’s chairperson. By 1973, the company had grown to the value of $12 million. By 1981, the company was valued at $400 million, making it one of the leading hedge fund businesses in the country. It is said that since the company’s inception in 1973, it has generated more than $40 billion. Since his success had made him one of the richest men in the world, George decided to use his resources to impact the society. George Soros founded the Open Society Foundation in the late 1980’s. His motivation was to see individual rights being protected and respected, the government being held accountable and that no single individual or a group of persons held a monotony of the truth. Since its establishment, the organization has helped many university students including needy black South African students pay their tuition fees. It has also contributed in bring about transparency as well as sanity in the natural resource extraction industry.
However, not so long ago, the Open Society Foundation became the target of an infiltration attempt that went wrong. Conservative activist James O’Keefe was behind it all but messed it up by failing to hang up the phone. It is said that James O’Keefe called Open Society Foundation and identified himself as Victor Kesh, a Hungarian-American who wanted to be involved in the organization’s efforts to uphold European Values. His efforts were, however, futile after he forgot to hang up the phone. In the ten minutes he forgot to hang up the phone, James O’Keefe is heard spilling out the beans on what he intends to do with the organization. He is heard saying that they need to make more of such calls. The company’s president Chris Stone mocked James O’Keefe and his accomplices saying, “These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation. You read the transcript and you can’t help but laugh. But the issues here aren’t funny. There’s some kind of dirty-tricks operation in play against us.” Read the full article at http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/busted-conservative-prankster-james-okeefe-exposes-his-own-sting-on-george-soros-group/