George Soros is an investor, author, philanthropist and a well-known business magnate. However, it hasn’t been all rosy for the Hungarian-born tycoon. His story is of a man who went through the worst experiences life offered but clutched on the hope of a better tomorrow. Born on the 12th of August 1930, George fled his native homeland after the Nazi invaded it in 1944. George was just 13 years old at the time. As if that was not enough, he also experienced the Battle of Budapest, a war between the Soviet and the Germans the following year. In 1947 he emigrated to England where he was enrolled in the London School of Economics and undertook a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy. He was a student to Karl Popper, a renowned philosopher and scholar. While still in school, George Soros worked as a railway porter and also as a waiter so he could make ends meet. He attained his baccalaureate in 1951 and began looking for employment. Since finding a nice paying job was proving to be hard, George settled for a job as a traveling salesman for a fancy goods wholesaler in the Welsh Seaside Resort. His big break came in 1954 when Singer and Friedlander hired him to work as a merchant banker. That Same year, George earned his Master of Science Degree in philosophy at the same institution. In 1956, he moved to New York City after getting a job with F.M. Mayer as an arbitrage trader. This position made him an expert in European stocks. In 1959 George Soros relocated to Wertheim and Co. where he worked as a European Securities analyst for four years. He then moved to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder where he served as the company’s vice president for a decade. In 1970 he started Soros Fund Management and became the company’s chairperson. The company grew rapidly and within ten years it was valued at about $400 million.
George had accomplished his dream of making it in the financial sector. However, for him, it only meant that he had to do more. Because of his experiences in life, George wanted to change the world and impact the society. George Soros, therefore, founded the Open Society Foundation. His aim was to use the organization to push for an open society where everyone’s rights are respected and protected. He also wanted governments to be held accountable for their actions and to ensure that the monopoly of truth is not held by one person or a group of individuals. George has been able to educate many students across the globe through this organization.
Recently, however, this organization survived an infiltration attempt by conservative activist James O’Keefe. James called the organization’s offices and left a message for an employee named Dana Geraghty saying that he was a Hungarian-American named Victor Kesh and that he wanted to join the organization’s efforts to uphold European values. After leaving his contact information, James forgot to hang up the phone, and he was recorded explaining to other people his intentions and plans for the organization. This went on for close to ten minutes before he realized that he had not yet hung up the phone. James made a sloppier move when he looked up Dana Geraghty on LinkedIn using his own LinkedIn profile not knowing that Gana would know he had looked him up. The president of Open Society Foundation, Chris Stone found the botched plan quite hysterical. Read the full story at: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/busted-conservative-prankster-james-okeefe-exposes-his-own-sting-on-george-soros-group/