George Soros’s Life in Brief

Since moving to the United States in 1956, George Soros has been involved in several things that have made him one of the most influential individuals, not only in the United States but across the world. He is known for one of the most successful hedge funds, the Soros Fund Management. Besides the hedge fund, he also founded the Open Society Foundations, which has made him also known as a philanthropist. He is also vocal when it comes to politics and he openly supported the Democrats during the 2004 elections.

Though he has grown to become an influential person on, he was not born in a wealthy family. In fact, as he grew up, there was a war going on in his country of birth. He was born on 12th August 1930 to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz. His father who was a lawyer was captured and became a prisoner of war in Russia. Because of his experience of the war and also being a lawyer, he sensed that the Jewish Council would deport his son. At the age of 13, he separated from his mother and two brothers to reduce the chances of them being killed. He moved to England in 1947 and changed his name from Gyorgy Swartz to George Soros. He proceeded to join the London School of Economics where he earned a Bachelor of Science in philosophy in 1951 at He then advanced his studies and graduated with a master’s degree in 1954.

It is while a student at the London School of Economics that he met a Viennese-born philosopher Karl Popper. Soros say that’s it is Karl Popper that became his spiritual mentor on . Though he did not become one of his students, he got interested in his work and read his books. He even submitted essays to Karl Popper for review. It is then that he got to understand the concept of open society through Popper’s book “The Open Society and Its Enemies.”

After finishing school, George Soros joined Singer and Friedlander where he started his career in finance and worked as an international arbitrage. The firm did not pay him enough salary, and he decided to look for another job. After advice from one of his workmates at Singer and Friedlander, he applied for a job at F.M. Mayer, a firm that was based in New York. He moved there in 1956 and worked as an arbitrage trader. His intention was to work there for five years, raise enough money and then move back to England. This did not happen as he got a better job with Wertheim & Co, which he joined in 1959. In 1963, he got a job at Arnhold and S Bleichroeder and stayed there till 1973.

While working at Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, Soros became an expert on issues related to hedge funds on In 1970, he founded the Soros fund and because of conflict of interest with the hedge funds he had set up with at Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, he was forced to quit. The Soros Fund Management has grown to become one of the most profitable hedge funds.

What do you bet? Week 17

Based upon the opening numbers, there are three intense games this weekend that season win total bettors should be sure to keep an eye out for, the Buffalo Bills when they travel to take on their rivals the New York Jets, the New Orleans Saints face the NFC South champions, The Falcons. The final game that will impact the season win total wagers is the Pittsburgh Steelers when they take on the Cleveland Browns in their hometown.

For Pittsburgh players, this is no time to rest with the chance into the fantasy spotlight.

What are the odds that on new year’s day in NFL football, Cincinnati Bengals are up against the Baltimore Ravens, challenge the NFL odds by placing your bets at it’s week 17 the steaks are high and there a plenty of factors going towards the under count: such as the lack of effort, bad/cold weather and playing backups on offense.

Teddy “Covers” Sevransky who is a professional better, gave out some tips on how to bet properly, for example, don’t go betting on your gut, expecting a positive outcome. Always be informed when placing bets. Another one remembers to shop your lines. If you’re looking to spice things up to try a different type of betting called spread betting, that you can try at, it’s wagering on the outcome of an event where instead of the win or lose outcome it’s based on the accuracy of a wager.

The Buffalo Bills will take on the New York Jets but (+6, 44)
Rumour has it that the Bills game is slacking due to tremendous amounts of pressure, doubt and failure to be present (mentally) at games. So the NFL odds are looking to be in the Jets favor for this game. There’s been talk about them potentially seeking for a new coach to replace the beloved Ryan Rex, although that isn’t the case. It could very well possibly be all of the gossip drama that’s throwing the Bulls game off or maybe it just comes down to the pressure that’s pushed onto the players. By the looks of things, the Jets have nothing to worry about, and they’re expected to achieve greatness during this game but not by a landslide. If the Buffalo Bulls can pull their heads together and get back into the right mind state maybe, they’ll surprise all those doubting their ability to bring what it takes to the table to win the game.