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George Soros Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

George Soros Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth August 12, 1930
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

George Soros is a Hungarian businessperson, investor, hedge fund manager, author, and philanthropist. His family survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and moved to the United Kingdom in 1947 and Soros later went on to start his first hedge fund, Double Eagle, in 1969. He has been a supporter of progressive and liberal political causes and his extensive funding of political causes has made him a “bugaboo of European nationalists”. There have also been a number of conspiracy theories about Soros and they have been described as antisemitic, owing to his Jewish roots. In October 2018, The New York Times reported that “conspiracy theories about him have gone mainstream, to nearly every corner of the Republican Party”. The Open Society Foundations (OSF) (a grantmaking network founded and chaired by Soros) has financially supported many civil society groups around the world. He was named the Financial Times Person of the Year for 2018, with the FT describing him as “a standard bearer for liberal democracy, an idea under siege from populists”.

Born Name

György Schwartz

Other Names

George Soros, The Puppet Master, Spooky Dude, Blofeld

George Soros as seen at the Festival of Economics 2012
George Soros as seen at the Festival of Economics 2012 (Niccolò Caranti / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (now Hungary)

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

Hungarian

 

Education

George Soros attended the London School of Economics and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy in 1951 and a Master of Science in philosophy in 1954.

Occupation

Businessperson, Investor, Hedge Fund Manager, Author, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Tivadar Soros (also known as Teodoro Ŝvarc) (Lawyer and a well-known Esperanto author who edited the Esperanto literary magazine Literatura Mondo)
  • Mother – Erzsébet (also known as Elizabeth)
  • Siblings – Paul Soros (Older Brother) (June 5, 1926 – June 15, 2013) (Mechanical Engineer, Inventor, Businessperson, Philanthropist)
  • Others – Moritz/Mór Dov Schvarz/Schwartz (Paternal Grandfather), Berta/Bertha Perl Majer/Mayer (Paternal Grandmother), Mor Szűcs/Schwartz (Maternal Grandfather), Irma Brust (Maternal Grandmother), Daisy Margaret Soros (née Schlenger) (Sister-In-Law, Paul’s Wife) (Philanthropist), Peter (Nephew), Steven Paul (Nephew) (Died in early childhood), Linda (Niece) (Died in early childhood), Jeffrey (Nephew)

Net Worth

As of March 20, 2023, he had an estimated net worth of $6.7B according to Forbes.

Build

Average

George Soros in 2018
George Soros in 2018 (Niccolò Caranti / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

George Soros has dated –

  1. Annaliese Witschak (1960-1983)​ – He got married to Annaliese Witschak in 1960 and they had 3 children – sons Robert Daniel Soros (born 1963) and Jonathan Tivadar Soros (b. September 10, 1970) and a daughter named Andrea Soros Colombel (b. June 11, 1965). The couple divorced in 1983.
  2. Susan Weber (1983-2005)​ – Between 1983 and 2005, he was married to American historian Susan Weber and they parent 2 sons – Alexander Soros (b. 1985) and Gregory James Soros (b. 1988).
  3. Adriana Ferreyr (2006-2011) – Reportedly, he was romantically involved with Brazilian actor and entrepreneur Adriana Ferreyr from 2006 to 2011.
  4. Tamiko Bolton (2008-Present) – He met Tamiko Bolton in the year 2008 and they tied the knot on September 21, 2013

Race / Ethnicity

White

George Soros is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Religion

He was born into a non-observant Jewish family.

In an interview with CBS News in 1998, Soros stated that he was not religious and did not believe in God.

George Soros as seen during a session on redesigning the international monetary system at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011
George Soros as seen during a session on redesigning the international monetary system at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 (World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

George Soros Facts

  1. He founded Soros Fund Management in 1970.
  2. Along with Alfred Jones, Bruce Kovner, David Swensen, Jack Nash, James Simons, Julian Roberston, Kenneth Griffin, Leon Levy, Louis Bacon, Michael Steinhardt, Paul Tudor Jones, Seth Klarman, and Steven A. Cohen, George Soros was inducted into Institutional Investors Alpha’s Hedge Fund Manager Hall of Fame in 2008.
  3. He endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  4. Soros once said, “I’m not better than the next trader, just quicker at admitting my mistakes and moving on to the next opportunity.”.

Featured Image by Niccolò Caranti / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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