Hall of Fame: George Soros

Hall of Fame: George Soros

George Soros was born to a non-observant Jewish family, in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930. His father was a lawyer and a war prisoner in World War I. His father escaped from Russia and to join the family in Budapest. In 1947 he came to England and started studying at the London school of Economics. He used to work as a railway porter and as a writer. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy in 1951 and a Masters in Philosophy in 1954, from the London school of Economics.

After graduation Soros was jobless, he started working as a traveling salesman for a fancy-goods wholesaler selling to retailers in Welsh seaside resorts. By the time he wrote a number of letter to merchant banks for the interview. Many of them ignored him and other humiliated him in the interview.

He began his financial career in 1954 at the merchant bank Singer and Friedlander. He started working as a clerk there and then shifted to the arbitrage department.

George Soros moved to New York City in 1956 and started working at F.M. Mayer as an arbitrage trader. In 1959 he moved to Wertheim & Co. as a European Security analyst until 1963. He saved $500000 and came back to England to study philosophy. 

He was the vice-president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder .George Soros started First Eagle Fund an offshore investment fund in 1967.


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