George Soros

George Soros is the founder and chair of the Open Society Institute and Soros Fund Management, LLC.

George Soros is the founder and chair of the Open Society Institute and Soros Fund Management, LLC.

As a photojournalist in Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet and photograph some of the worlds most interesting people.  I shot this interview with George Soros for AP when he visited Chicago in 2004.  A global financier and philanthropist, George Soros is the founder and chair of the Open Society Institute and Soros Fund Management, LLC. Born in Budapest in 1930, he survived the Nazi occupation and fled communist Hungary in 1947 for England, where he graduated from the London School of Economics in 1952. Soros moved to the United States to work in finance, eventually creating one of the first hedge funds. By 1979 he was moved to use his wealth to help build open societies where he saw an opportunity. In 1993, he established the Open Society Institute. To date, Soros has given away nearly $7 billion to support human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education in 70 countries.

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