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George Soros Biography

Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“It was this dangerous state of affairs -including the breakdown of government in Palestine and fighting between Fatah and Hamas-that prompted the Saudi initiative, which holds out the prospect of a peace settlement. Such a settlement would be very much in the interests of Israel and the United States.”

“On Israel, America and AIPAC,” New York Review of Books,, Apr. 12, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, Open Society Institute
  • Founder and Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC
  • Founder, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Recipient, Yale International Center for Finance Award from the Yale School of Management, 2000
  • Awarded, Laurea Honoris Causa by the University of Bologna, 1995
  • Honorary Doctorate, Budapest University of Economics, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate, Yale University, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate, New School for Social Research, New York, 1980
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Oxford, 1980
  • Co-founder, Quantum Fund, 1970
  • Vice-President, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, 1963-1973
  • Analyst, Wertheim and Company, 1959-1963
  • Arbitrage Trader, F. M. Mayer, 1956-1959
  • Founder of a philanthropic network active in more than 50 countries
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • BS, London School of Economics, 1952
  • Subsidizer and supporter of the Solidarity labor movement in Poland
  • Subsidizer and supporter of the Czechoslovakian human rights organization Charter 77
  • Subsidizer and organizer of Georgia’s Rose Revolution
  • Responsible for a currency devaluation of the British pound in 1992, gaining approximately $1.1 billion in the process