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George Soros

A famous investor and hedge fund speculator. Born in Hungary in an Esperanto-speaking home, he fled to England and later the United States to escape Nazism. In 1970, he founded Soros Fund Management, which returned an average of 42.5% per year for the next 10 years. In 1992, he short sold more than $10 billion worth of British pounds, which forced the Bank of England to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and to devalue the pound. He is a noted critic of unfettered free enterprise and believes that reflexivity can change the fundamentals of an economy. See also: Black Wednesday.
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He said the foundations, universities and institutions which George Soros operates have ever more ties to political institutions.
CEO Eloise Todd said: "Thousands of small donors have stepped up and matched the kind PS100,000 donation of George Soros and his foundations.
What Soros writes about immigration, in general, is a pro-immigration stance that is open about its disdain for the nation state," Reuters quoted Gulyas as saying in a news conference.
The amount is related to the "current transfer of assets" by Soros, "who plans to leave the most significant stake of its wealth to the Open Society Foundations," she said.
As the British pound began to drop in value, Soros started to convert his German marks back to the now lower valued British pounds to repay his loan.
Some Soros billboards have been defaced with graffiti that reads "stinking Jew".
What we have leads us to conclude that George Soros financed the whole operation, from the provision of equipment to the creation of the recordings," Srbov said.
Soros also has donated to Media Matters and has been a major financial contributor to the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank founded by Podesta who was Hillary Clinton's campaign chief at 2016 presidential election.
Billionaire investor George Soros helped kick off the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Friday morning by throwing a damper on another major event across the Atlantic with a shot at fellow billionaire Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
TORCUIL CRICHTON CURRENCY speculator George Soros has warned Britain faces a "Black Friday" that would see the pound crash if there is a vote to leave the EU.
The money was pulled by Soros Fund Management, the firm overseeing the wealth of the billionaire investor and philanthropist, said the person, who asked not to be identified.
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