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The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets by Charles Morris

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SOROS
George Soros, by any measure, is one of the half dozen or so of the world’s most successful investors. For the thirty years from 1969 through 2000, when he retired from active fund management, Soros’s Quantum Fund returned investors an average of 31 percent a year. Ten thousand dollars invested with Soros in 1969 would have ballooned to $43 million by 2000, a good three decades’ work by any standard.
Soros is one of the diaspora of brilliant Hungarian Jews that has enriched the West since the rise of Nazism and Soviet Communism. His company includes the great mathematician and computer pioneer John von Neumann; the atomic scientists Edward Teller and Leo Szilard; cultural figures like the novelist Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon) and ...

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