Spotlight on George Soros’ History, Work and Philanthropy

George Soros was born in Hungary but had to flee and saw himself through his education at the London School of Economics. He worked as a railway porter as well as a waiter before starting his finance career at a merchant bank. He shifted to New York and got started on Wall Street; afterwards he established his own hedge fund with $12 milllion in 1969. It later rebranded to Quantum Fund. In the year 1992, when he worked with Stan Druckenmiller, he predicted the fall of the British Pound and managed to get a massive profit. This earned him the nickname of “the man who broke the Bank of England.”

Current Position

Currently, Soros has managed to remain a heavyweight in the world of investments via his Soros Fund Management, which has $30 billion assets. Earlier this year, George Soros hired the services of Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent women on Wall Street, as the chief investment officer to manage his investment portfolio at Soros Fund Management. Fitzpatrick is the seventh to hold this position from 2000. Soros is a huge sponsor of liberal causes, and a fierce critic of President Donald Trump.

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About the Rising Again of George Soros

George Soros, a top billionaire investor, who had scaled back on his political giving re-emerged in 2016 as a top funder for the Democratic Party. Mr. Soros had last made a donation of an unprecedented amount of $27 million in 2004 for the defeat of George W. Bush. In 2016, Soros committed or donated over $25 million to boost Hillary Clinton and other Democratic causes and candidates. A number of his associates expected Soros to make further donations as the November 8, 2016 elections date neared.

According to an article on POLITICO, sources close to Soros hinted that he seemed more politically engaged than he had ever been in many years. His high engagement was down to the huge faith he had in Hillary Clinton and the fear he had of the then Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump. Michael Vachon, the political adviser to Soros confirmed that indeed his boss had consistently been making donations to further a number of Democratic causes. However, in 2016 the stakes were higher than before as Vachon confirmed. They were much higher even before the nomination of Trump due to the hostility that was present on the things that Soros cares a lot and had worked hard to support. These included religious tolerance, immigration reform and criminal justice reform.

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Philanthropic Works

After his political donations in 2004, George Soros focused his philanthropic attention to international foundations. He has donated over $13 billion in the last three decades to various non-profits. He donates to those that aim to preserve human rights, increase access to learning and health care in the US and worldwide and outline the autonomous process in Eastern Europe.

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Arthur Becker’s Turn to Put His Name on a Project

Arthur Becker is a Tech Mogul who, in the past, has been the money behind some of the biggest developers. Now, however, it is his turn to be able to put his name on a project. Becker is currently working on a condominium project. He is an investor that has been turned now a developer and he is working on an eight unit building that has an astounding projected sell out amount of $52.5 million. He to The Real Deal that it is going to be a boutique building and he is hiring a top interior designer to do all of the decorating work.

Becker began his career as a homebuilder and then moved to Hawaii where he operated a macadamia orchard. He then was able to move into technology and finance at a gradual rate.

Arthur Becker stated that once the building is complete, there will be seven smaller units and one large penthouse suite. All units will be in the 2,000 square foot range to 4,000 square feet and they will sell for between $5 million and $14 million, which will be the asking price of the penthouse. Becker bought the building in 2012 and he also bought the development rights so that he could expand the building from five stories to ten stories.

To this date, Becker has invested nearly $550 million worth of different projects in New York City. He has previously been the financial backer of a company known as PMG as well s Madison Equities condo development. Becker received three town homes in exchange for his investment in the project. He also was one of the many investors that bought and then later sold an assemblage to Alfa Development. Becker is very optimistic about this project he is currently working on and he expects it to do very well.

Arthur Becker graduated from Bennington College. He double majored in photography and ceramics. He also attended business school at Dartmouth and later began working by moving American houses from the 18th Century in New England. He later became the CEO of two different companies that had a focus in technology, more info can be found on Ideamensch.

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Anthony Petrello Past and Present

Tony Petrello is the CEO of Nabors Industries. Nabors industries is an oil drilling firm that operates and owns the largest land based drilling fleet in the world. Nabors is also a leading provider of offshore rigs both in the United States and numerous International markets.

Anthony Petrello was previously with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, a law firm that focused primarily on International arbitration and general corporate law on equilar.com. He was also a managing partner at the firm in the New York office from 1986 until 1991.

Anthony Petrello received his Juris Decorate degree from Harvard Law School. His law school experience has served him well in the knowledge needed to help any company he has been a part of to succeed in business and stay current.

Tony Petrello started his college career at Yale University. He received his bachelor’s of science and his master’s of science degree from Yale in mathematics on FuelFix.com. He then went on to Harvard Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree.

Mr. Petrello also serves at Stewart and Stevenson LLC as the director. He is also the director of Hilcorp Energy company at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-petrello-1335b097.

Anthony Petrello rose to the board of directors at Nabors very quickly once he joined the company in 1991. Tony Petrello’s previous employment at Baker & McKenzie’s Law Firm possibly had a good influence helping him get to the board of directors at Nabors. At the law firm he specialized in corporate taxes and this knowledge that he acquired would help him on the board of directors.

Additionally he was elected to the executive committee of the board too. He was the CEO and President until the year 2001. He also has additional responsibilities such as helping Nabors with strategic planning on thedailybeast.com for the company that gives the company the direction it needs to have in order to be competitive in a dynamic market. He has also helped the company’s stock price climb up by 180%.

Anthony Petrello is also a known philanthropist. Most notably his philanthropy is targeted to the medical community. He also has a daughter with a neurological disability and this has empowered him to not only try to find answers for her but for all children that have her condition. Mr Petrello has contributed millions of dollars to the Neurological Research Institute of the Texas Children’s Hospital. He pledged over 7 million and also was the finance committee chair to help build the center. This ultimately raised more than $250 million for the center. For all this philanthropic service Anthony Petrello received the Woodrow Wilson award for public service excellence in 2001

Anthony Petrello has been referred to as one of the richest and most powerful men in Houston. Although he is the head of a internationally well known and lucrative company he yield his power responsibly. He has not forgotten the community and he is a well-known philanthropist and all-around great man; with the intelligence and the fortitude to accomplish more than most can hope to in a lifetime.