George Soros is a Hungarian-born American financial speculator, stock investor, philanthropist, and political activist. Famously known for “breaking the Bank of England” on Black Wednesday in 1992, Soros’ estimated current net worth of around $9 billion ranks him the 99th-richest person in the world according to Forbes.
Currently, Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute, a grantmaking foundation that aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance and human rights. Soros is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Soros is the author of nine books, including most recently The New Paradigm for Financial Markets - The Crash of 2008 and What it Means.