The investor has pumped £400k of his gains into anti-Brexit group Best for Britain that wants to reverse the referendum result
HE became known as the man who “broke the Bank of England” and now he is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit.
Billionaire George Soros is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain, who want to lead a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU. We reveal all…
Who is George Soros?
The 87-year-old is a Hungarian-American investor who emigrated to England in 1947 from Nazi-occupied Hungary.
He attended the London School of Economics and started his career at merchant banks in England and the US before starting his first hedge fund in 1969.
Soros used profits from that to start Soros Fund Management, his second hedge fund, in 1970.
He rose to fame and fortune two decades ago on a now-historic trade, in which he took on the Bank of England and shrewdly wagered on a devaluation of the pound.
Soros is an active contributor to politically liberal causes and frequently speaks on world economic events.
He has been married three times and divorced twice and is currently wed to yoga firm boss Tamiko Bolton – 42 years his junior.
What is his net worth?
His fortune has been estimated at £5.8billion after he gave away 80 per cent of his wealth to charity.
The philanthropist donated £13billion to Open Society Foundations – an international group of charities that works in more than 100 countries on projects focused on refugee relief and public health.
Before the transfer, he had a net worth of around £16.5billion.