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George Soros

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George Soros (born György Schwartz on August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist. As of October 2023, he had a net worth of US$6.7 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations, of which $15 billion has already been distributed, representing 64% of his original fortune. Forbes called Soros the "most generous giver" (in terms of percentage of net worth). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Soros has received more than 30,251,419 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). George Soros is the 11th most popular businessperson (down from 9th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Hungary and the most popular Hungarian Businessperson.

George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is one of the world's most successful investors. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, making him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.

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Among businesspeople, George Soros ranks 11 out of 601Before him are Cecil Rhodes, John D. Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Ingvar Kamprad, and Sepp Blatter. After him are Vince McMahon, Aristotle Onassis, Cosimo de' Medici, David Rockefeller, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and Tim Cook.

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Among people born in 1930, George Soros ranks 8Before him are Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Hafez al-Assad, and Steve McQueen.

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Among people born in Hungary, George Soros ranks 8 out of 866Before him are Ferenc Puskás (1927), Elizabeth Báthory (1560), John von Neumann (1903), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Theodor Herzl (1860), and Matthias Corvinus (1443). After him are Harry Houdini (1874), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Imre Nagy (1896), and Ignaz Semmelweis (1818).


Among businesspeople born in Hungary, George Soros ranks 1After him are Charles Simonyi (1948) and Andrew Grove (1936).

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