George Soros

February 20, 2011 by USA Post 

George Soros, George Soros was born August 12, 1930, that Schwartz is a financier Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist remarkable focused on the support of liberal ideals and causes. He is known as “the man who broke the Bank of England” after making a report and a billion during the 1992 crisis Black Wednesday currency of the United Kingdom. Soros has correctly anticipated that the British government would devalue the pound sterling.

Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute and former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. He played an important role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Hungary (1984-89) and provided the staffing of Europe’s most important lesson ever higher at the Central European University in Budapest. Later, the programs of the Open Society Institute in Georgia were considered by Russian and Western observers to have played a crucial role in the success of the Rose Revolution. United States, President George W. Bush knows it for giving large sums of money in an effort to win nomination on his reelection in 2004. In 2010, he donated $ one million in favor of Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana in the state of California. He was an original donor to the Center for American Progress, and it continues to support the organization through the Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Institute has active programs in over 60 countries around the world with total expenditures now average about $ 600 million a year.

In 2003, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker wrote in the foreword of Soros’ book The Alchemy of Finance:

George Soros has made his mark as an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still ahead of the game Most of its huge gains is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging countries to become of “open societies” not only open in the direction of free trade, but more importantly tolerant of new ideas and different ways of thinking and behavior.

Soros was born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, the son of the Esperanto writer Tivadar Soros Soros and Elizabeth. Tivadar (also known as Teodoro) was a Hungarian Jew, who was a prisoner of war during and after World War II and eventually escaped from Russia to rejoin his family in Budapest.

The family changed its name from Schwartz to Soros in 1936, in response to anti-Semitism increasing with the rise of fascism. Tivadar liked the new name because it is a palindrome and has meaning. Although the precise meaning is not stated in the biography of Kaufman, Hungarian, Soros means next in line, or his designated successor, and in Esperanto it means, “go up”. Tivadar George learned to speak Esperanto from birth. George Soros later said that he grew up in a Jewish home and his parents were cautious with their religious roots.

Glenn Beck Fox News Channel has repeatedly accused the billionaire investor George Soros of being the puppet master trying to topple the government of the United States.

Soros has responded that the criticism this morning on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” The program resumes at 1 pm ET today.

“I would be amused if people saw the joke in it,” Zakaria said Soros. “Because he [Beck] is, it provides what Fox – Rupert Murdoch is that, because he has a media empire that is telling people lies and head of government in the wrong direction. But, you know, accusing me of doing … it is rather difficult to see that … he [Beck] works for the man who does. ”

Zakaria track how Soros was depicted in the media over the years, from being the “ultra capitalist” that best understood the markets “that kind of iconic figure on the left.”

Zakaria marveled: “It was quite a trip.”

Soros replied: “You just had the experience of talking to the puppet master manipulator and the extreme left. And you and the audience can make their own decisions.”

Beck also accused Soros, who has lost many people from the Holocaust, to help gather the Jews as a boy of 14 years.

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