George Soros net worth: George Soros is a Hungarian-American businessman, philanthropist, stock investor, currency speculator, and social activist, who has a net worth of $24 billion. Born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, Soros moved to New York, working with F. M. Mayer as an arbitrage trader, and with Wertheim & Co. as an analyst. During the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises, Soros made a reported $1 billion after anticipating the British government would devalue the pound, becoming known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England."
Soros is chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros Fund Management and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. Soros played an important role during the peaceful transition from Communism to Capitalism in Hungary in 1984 to 1989. Russian and Western observers consider Soros's organization and funding of Georgia's Rose Revolution to have been a crucial part of its success.