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George Soros

Data de nascimento: 12. Agosto 1930
Outros nomes: جرج سوروس

George Soros é um investidor, magnata dos negócios e filantropo húngaro-americano . Soros é considerado por muitos como um dos maiores investidores do mundo. Em fevereiro de 2017, ele tinha uma fortuna avaliada em US$ 25,2 bilhões de dólares, fazendo dele um dos trinta homens mais ricos do mundo.

Nascido em Budapeste, ele escapou da ocupação da Hungria pelas tropas da Alemanha Nazista e depois emigrou para a Inglaterra em 1947. Soros estudou na London School of Economics com um bacharelato e eventualmente conseguiu um mestrado em filosofia. Ele começou sua carreira de negócios trabalhando em bancos mercantis antes de se entranhar no negócio de fundos de cobertura, na Double Eagle, em 1969. Com o dinheiro que começou a construir ele criou a Soros Fund Management em 1970. A Double Eagle, renomeada Grupo Quantum Fund, se tornou a principal firma assessorada por Soros. Quando fundada, a Quantum Fund tinha cerca de US$ 12 milhões de dólares em ativos sob gestão. Em 2011, seus ativos já somavam mais de US$ 25 bilhões. Em 1992, ele ficou conhecido como "O Homem que Quebrou o Banco da Inglaterra" por causa da sua venda a descoberto de US$ 10 bilhões de dólares em libras esterlinas, o que gerou um lucro de US$ 1 bilhão para ele durante a chamada "Quarta-Feira Negra" britânica.

Seus estudos de filosofia o ajudou a desenvolver e implementar a teoria da reflexibilidade de Karl Popper para o mercado de capitais, o que, segundo ele próprio, o ajudou a ter uma nova visão dos valores de segurança de bolhas especulativas, investimentos em valor e no mercado de ações, além de discrepâncias de valor utilizados para valores de vendas e derivativos.

Soros também é conhecido por apoiar causas políticas progressistas e liberais, doando enormes somas de dinheiro para entidades políticas e ativistas através da sua fundação Open Society Foundations.

Entre 1979 e 2011, Soros doou mais de US$ 11 bilhões de dólares para causas filantrópicas. Ele também participou politicamente do processo de transição da Europa Oriental de comunismo para capitalismo no final da década de 1980 e começo da de 90, ajudando, entre outras coisas, a financiar a Universidade Centro-Europeia. Soros já foi casado três vezes e tem cinco filhos.

== Referências ==

Citações George Soros

„As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Contexto: It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money. It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.

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„The world order needs a major overhaul.“

—  George Soros

Fonte: The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

„I did spearhead the introduction of the Internet in countries like Russia, the former Soviet Union, because it is a very open system of communication. I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Contexto: I did spearhead the introduction of the Internet in countries like Russia, the former Soviet Union, because it is a very open system of communication. I think it has great potential for self-organization and self-organization is very much at the heart of an open society. The Internet is sort of a medium of open society. However, it can also be a medium of control and so we have to be careful it doesn't destroy you.

„Now, there is a good foundation for this. But it's a half-truth.“

—  George Soros

Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)
Contexto: The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists … People who maintain that markets will take care of everything, that you leave it to the markets and the markets know best. Therefore, you need no government, no interference with business. Let everybody pursue his own interests. And that will serve the common interest. Now, there is a good foundation for this. But it's a half-truth.

„We face a vicious circle of escalating violence.“

—  George Soros

Why We Must Not Reelect President Bush (2004)
Contexto: We face a vicious circle of escalating violence. President Bush ran on the platform of a "humble" foreign policy in 2000. If we re-elect him now, we endorse the Bush doctrine of preemptive action and the invasion of Iraq, and we will have to live with the consequences.

„The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. This is a harsh — indeed, for me, painful — thing to say, but unfortunately I am convinced it is true.“

—  George Soros

Prologue, p. xvi
The Age of Fallibility (2006)
Contexto: The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. This is a harsh — indeed, for me, painful — thing to say, but unfortunately I am convinced it is true. The United States continues to set the agenda for the world in spite of its loss of influence since 9/11, and the Bush administration is setting the wrong agenda. The Bush agenda is nationalistic: it emphasizes the use of force and ignores global problems whose solution requires international cooperation. The rest of the world dances to the tune the United States is playing, and if that continues too long we are in danger of destroying our civilization. Changing the attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority.

„The Bush agenda is nationalistic: it emphasizes the use of force and ignores global problems whose solution requires international cooperation.“

—  George Soros

Prologue, p. xvi
The Age of Fallibility (2006)
Contexto: The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States. This is a harsh — indeed, for me, painful — thing to say, but unfortunately I am convinced it is true. The United States continues to set the agenda for the world in spite of its loss of influence since 9/11, and the Bush administration is setting the wrong agenda. The Bush agenda is nationalistic: it emphasizes the use of force and ignores global problems whose solution requires international cooperation. The rest of the world dances to the tune the United States is playing, and if that continues too long we are in danger of destroying our civilization. Changing the attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority.

„The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists … People who maintain that markets will take care of everything, that you leave it to the markets and the markets know best. Therefore, you need no government, no interference with business.“

—  George Soros

Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)
Contexto: The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists … People who maintain that markets will take care of everything, that you leave it to the markets and the markets know best. Therefore, you need no government, no interference with business. Let everybody pursue his own interests. And that will serve the common interest. Now, there is a good foundation for this. But it's a half-truth.

„On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy.“

—  George Soros

Contexto: On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy. On a personal level, I am a very critical person who looks for defects in myself as well as in others. But, being so critical, I am also quite forgiving. I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself. To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

„An open society is always in danger. It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive.“

—  George Soros

Speech at the National Press Club (2004)
Contexto: An open society is always in danger. It must constantly reaffirm its principles in order to survive. We are being sorely tested, first by 9/11 and then by President Bush's response. To pass the test we must face reality instead of finding solace in false certainties. This election transcends party loyalties. Our future as an open society depends on resisting the Siren's song.

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