George Soros


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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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On Monday, George Soros released a statement in response to seven allegations the Hungarian government made against him in their National Consultation survey on the "Soros plan." The statement attempted to offer a rebuttal to those claims, for example that Soros wants to resettle 1 million refugees throughout Europe each year.
While the list may not be definitive, there is one name in that list that stands out and that is George Soros. In a trade that earned Soros the moniker 'the man who nearly broke the Bank of England,' Soros borrowed a billion US dollars worth of British pounds and then converted the pounds to German marks.
Hungarian government posters portraying financier George Soros in Budapest
"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.
19 -- the 85-year old Hungaria-born American billionaire George Soros has his influence on the direction of the Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group; he disburses funds for - through his Open Society Foundation - controversial programs/projects undertaken by the United Nations Office of Under-Secretary General (Political) one of which designed in 2012 was federalism for ethnically divided nations such as Nepal and Sri Lanka.
George Soros, Alex Soros, Jonathan Soros, Tom Steyer, Donald Sussman, Herb and Marian Sandler, and Michael Bloomberg: What do these and other billionaire Democratic Party donors have in common with the #NotMyPresident rioters who ravaged American cities following the November 8 election?
BIRTHDAYS: George Soros, financier, 86; Michael Brunson, political broadcaster, 76; Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits singer/ guitarist, 67; Tanita Tikaram, singer/ songwriter, 47; Pete Sampras, tennis legend, 45; Casey Affleck, actor, 41; Djibril Cisse, footballer, 35; Mario Balotelli, footballer, 26.
London, Ramadan 20, 1437, Jun 25, 2016, SPA -- Billionaire investor George Soros said on Saturday that Britain's vote to leave the European Union makes "disintegration of the EU practically irreversible," and that the effects of Thursday's referendum will likely damage Britain, Reuters reported.
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.
Russia's indiscriminate bombing of population centers in Syria by Russia may temporarily save the Assad regime, but is threatening the region and Europe, too, argues George Soros, financier and philanthropist, in an essay for Project Syndicate.
The daughter of billionaire business magnate George Soros just sold her West Village townhouse for $20 million, after listing it for $23.95 million, according to city records filed today.
Businessmen George Soros in his article published in "Financial Times" and reported in Sloboden Pecat writes that this year over 400,000 people starting their dangerous journeys just to come to Europe and half of them are refugees from the civil war in Syria or Eritrea.