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George Soros – A Man Who Makes A Difference

George Soros is a man who is known throughout the world. In Europe, he is known as the driving force behind a wide range of investment activities and business ventures. In the United States, he is perhaps best known for his social activism and political support, mainly for the Democratic Party. In Asia and Africa, he is known for his immense philanthropy and humanitarian work. None of this fame however is what George Soros started to have when he started his life in humble beginnings in Budapest Hungary, nor did he ever dream as he fought for survival as a Jew during the Nazi occupation of the city that he would one day be one of the richest and most influential men in the world.

Born in 1930, he came from a family which taught him the value of a dollar, the importance of a good moral compass, and the vitality of surviving in the face of oppression. He came out of the dark time of the Nazi occupation with a sense of social justice, and a changed world view. He soon emigrated to England, where he worked as a railroad porter and waiter while putting himself through the London School of Economics. From LSE, he earned a degree that got him in the door of his first job in the financial sector, working at a merchant bank. Visit this site to know more at

In 1969, he moved to New York City, where he started his first fund, now known as the Quantum Fund, with little more than Twelve Million Dollars and a reputation of success he brought with him from Europe. He soon grew that fund into one of the most prosperous of its time. Even today Soros Fund management, his family firm, carries more than $30B in assets, and he still provides key insights as to how the firm’s capital is handled.

He is not just a man behind the money; George Soros is also the money behind a lot of social changes that have occurred in the world in the last 30 years. A man who believes strongly in the rights of the individual and that governments work for the people not the other way around, he has become a major part of many activism movements and political campaigns over the years. He also works with many charitable groups and humanitarian aid and rights organizations overseas, particularly in Africa and Asia to help those who are impoverished and under the grip of low education and limited heath improvement options. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

He recently hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most success women in the financial arena as Chief Investment Officer for Soros Fund Management. She will be the seventh CIO since 2000, but George notes that it has been a task to find the right person for the job to ensure that the firm success keeps going for many years to come. It is just one more way that George Soros plans for the future, both in his business dealings and in his desire to make the world a better place.

An Artist at Heart

Doug Levitt is a self-professed artist at heart. This goes a long way in explaining his decision to leave his job as a forign correspondant for CNN, for a life on the road and small venues to play his music. Let’s face it, most of us would question a persons decision making abilities if we knew someone personally who had done this. Then again, most of us would not leave a good paying, steady job for a career that lies in heart of us. A “job” that we felt we were meant to do and read full article.

This is where Doug Levitt can be an inspiration for other people who are contemplating a move like that, yet lack the conviction to make that leap of faith. His passion is a way of life that pays. You can’t really call a situation like that a job, because most of us consider a job as something we have to do in order to pay the bills. So Doug is fortunate in that he not only had the conviction and faith to make that move, but he made it work and Doug’s lacrosse camp.

What exactly works here is that he is able to chronicle a facet of American society that most of us know precious little about, and put those observations to words and music. Songs that tell a tale which open up that part of society so we can all see it for what it is. It gives us understanding, and this understanding can help all of us connect better with each other. It is no secret that there is a wall between people in America in regards to socio-economic classes. What Doug does is help remove that wall so there are fewer misconceptions between, and about, us all.

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