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George Soros: A success in so many ways

*A Closer Look at George Soros:

George Soros is a well known Investor, Businessman as well as accomplished author. George Soros is of Hungarian ancestry. Soros left Hungary and emigrated to England in the late 1940’s. Mr. Soros is considered by many to be one of the most successful Investors in the entire world. At present, it is estimated that George Soros is worth $20 Billion dollars. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor degree. In addition, Soros also received a Masters Degree in Philosophy from London School of Economics. Mr. Soros has always been a strong advocate of higher education.

After graduation Soros began his business career by accepted various jobs at different banks. However, Soros made the decision to start first Hedge Fund in 1969. George Soros started his first hedge fund in 1969 which was named “Double Eagle”.

Double Eagle was quite successful. Soros decided to start a second Hedge Fund one later. Therefore, in late 1970 George Soros began Soros Fund Management. It seemed everything George Soros set out to do turned out to be successful. A few years after the creation of Soros Fund Management the original “Double Eagle” was renamed “Quantum Fund”.

George Soros ran “Quantum Fund. By the mid 1970’s Quantum Fund had assets which exceeded $10 million dollars. It was quite evident that George Soros was a successful businessman who was not afraid of taking risks.

The Quantum Fund was a huge success and by early 2012 the company had reported assets in excess of $21 billion dollars. Soros was commonly referred to as the “Man that Broke the Bank of England”.

George Soros has stated publically that he attributes his business success by applying “Karl Poppers Theory of Relativity”. Soros claims by applying simple theories set forth by Karl Popper it enabled him to establish a firm understanding of how the market works. In addition, George Soros also stated Poppers Theory of Relativity helped him to understand fundamental market values as well as the value of securities.

George Soros is a strong supporter of liberal political causes. In addition, he established the “Open Society Foundation”. Soros contributed over 8 billion dollars to the “Open Society Foundation” over a period of twenty years.

George Soros contributed huge sums of money to colleges and Universities around the world. Soros made additional sizable contributions to Central European University which is located in his hometown. No one is completely certain however, it is estimated that Soros contributed close to 1 billion dollars to the Central European University. Read more on NYTimes.com.

George Soros has published several books related to economics and successful business trading. There seems to be no limit to what George Soros can accomplish. Mr. Soros shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. More than likely he will continue managing his company and he will continue to reach out to others in need. His educational contributions have helped countless individuals receive the education that they probably would not have had.

How Eric Pulier Blends His Two Favorite Hobbies: Philanthropy And Technology

Eric Pulier’s parents must have realized that their son was a brilliant child that would grow up to become an entrepreneur when he learned how to program computers as a child and then start a database computer company while he was still a high school student. Attending Harvard University, Pulier majored in English and American Literature, however, he also took all of the challenging computer classes.

After graduating magna cum laude in 1998,Eric Pulier wrote and did graphic design while he decided how to blend his passion for both the technical and artistic nature of computers. Pulier founded People Doing Things (PDT) after moving to Los Angeles; the company tackled education and health care issues with technology. PTD became the interactive agency Digital Evolution, which later merged with US Interactive. After the merger, Pulier became the company’s executive chairperson. Read This.

Before the merger, while Pulier was president of Digital Evolution, the company released Media Conveyor, a predictive packeting solution for low-bandwidth Internet connections that downloaded video and audio separately, and then combined the two seamlessly. Media Conveyor was used for Starbright World, the Starbright Foundation’s private social network for hospital-bound children. Pulier led the effort to create the network by donating money and his technical skills. Pulier also supports The Painted Turtle, a free California camp where children with serious illnesses have the opportunity to have fun outdoors and the Clinton Foundation, which carries out humanitarian programs.

Pulier’s record of accomplishments in the technology field are extraordinary. As a member of the innovation board of the X-Prize Foundation, Pulier joins a group of renowned philanthropists who help define the competition’s challenges and identifying strategic partners. In addition, Pulier is the co-author of Understanding Enterprise SOA, a book that offers insights for IT professionals who are adopting SOA.

Dick DeVos Makes Giving A Family Tradition

Giving is a way of life for some people. The willingness to give comes from the heart. They give of their time and money. The joy that these people feel for helping others is unique. One of the ways that many people give financially is by giving to charities. One of the reasons why people give to charities is because charities are able to help many people through the organizations.

 

There is a network of help that charities can tap into related to people needing assistance or looking for assistance. Many people prefer to let charities handle the aspects of actually helping people, so they just give the money they want to contribute to charities then allow the charities to help people.

 

Many people have certain charities that they prefer to give money to because there is something about the charities that they like. It could be the causes that the charities help with or something else. However, there is usually a reason why people are drawn to certain charities to give money. Charities work hard to put the name of the charities out in the public. This can be done in a variety of ways, but it is important for charities to get the name of the charities out in front of the pubic.

 

Without a known name in the public, it is hard for charities to be able to raise money and receive contributions. Both small and large charities have to continually work on getting its name out in front of the public. Charities are constantly looking to get financial contributions, so letting people know about charities is an ongoing effort.

 

An individual who knows a great deal about charities is Dick DeVos. He has given millions of dollars to charities, and he has started his own charities. Dick DeVos is a well known financial contributor to charities. He has a strong desire to help people and one of the ways that he does it is by making contributions to charities.

 

Dick DeVos is a millionaire many times over. He has a lot of money and he is willing to share some of his wealth with various charities. During his lifetime, Dick DeVos has given over 139 million dollars to charities. He gives to a wide range of charities. He helps charities that provide various services. While he has certain causes that are important to him, Dick DeVos provides contributions to charities beyond the causes he cares about personally.

 

Dick DeVos is an executive who has made a name for himself in the business world. He has produced great business results at several corporations that include the Orlando Magic and Amway. In addition, he is the current president of the Windquest Group. A businessman with many accomplishments, Dick DeVos understands the business world.

 

Dick DeVos has given a lot of his money over the years to help people in need. He believes in helping others. Dick DeVos lives by principles that he puts into action on a daily basis.

 

 

John F Kennedy Enters For Performing Arts Ups Its Campaign Target To Another $50 Million

The John F. Kennedy Center from performing arts has upped its campaign target from $125 million by another 50 million. This comes after the center went past its target for the planned expansion project.

 

The campaign has set aside $135.9 million for the project that includes a river front pavilion previously called river pavilion and a pedestrian bridge connecting the pavilion with the John f Kennedy center for performing arts. The project will also include a large extension for the center the features three new pavilions, educational and rehearsal spaces, offices and dining centers.

 

Following intense scrutiny from the federal agencies, the cost for designing and construction of the center has escalated to $119.5 million. The initial goal of the campaign was to raise a total of $125 million. The amount will be set towards expansions and initiates programming with that will be distributed $100 million and $25 million respectively.

 

Money is still being poured in to facilitate the campaigns goals, with Carlyle Group Co-Founder and chairman of the Kennedy Center board of trustees, David Rubenstein setting the highest donation at $50 million in 2013. Dick Devos and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation alongside other donors contributed $1 million to boost the facility.

 

According to the president of Kennedy center, Deborah Rutter, the expansion and Riverwalk will act as a new front door to for the center as the arts destination.

 

About three million people visit the John F Kennedy Center for performing arts that was opened in 1971 every year and the leaders are optimistic to deliver the expanded facility by 2018. The center, located on Potomac River, produces and presents captivating theaters, dances, jazz, folklore music, stage plays, poems, narratives, multi-media performances and ballets and has come to be the busiest and arts facility in United States of America that hosts more than 2000 performances. It has touring productions, television and radio show to over two million views. The center nurtures and develops young skills from talented youth while serving the nation as a leading center for entertainment and talent exploitation.

 

It is a loving memorial to President John F Kennedy and continues to express the former

President’s dream, for a touching the lives of every America through creative arts and captivating performances. The facility has achieved the president’s dream by offering more than 400 free performances each year featuring local, national and international artists.

Theater works that the facility has co-produced include Annie of 1997, A few Good Men and how to succeed in the Business World without Really Trying.