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George Soros

George Soros is a stock investor and currency speculator born in Hungary. Soros helped transition Hungary from communism to capitalism during the mid 1980s.

Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management, and co-founder of Quantum Fund. It is estimated that during 2009 Quantum Fund produced a 32% return pocketing $2.9 billion for Soros.

Soros is also known for his efforts to help Central and Eastern European countries move towards democratic societies, for his support for black students to attend University in South Africa. He founded the Open Society Institute (OSI) and The National Soros Foundation. Soros has donated large sums of money to help poverty stricken African nations.

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