Summary of Soros

The World's Most Influential Investor

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Soros book summary
Find out how George Soros made billions and became known as the world’s most influential investor and philanthropist.


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George Soros is a fascinating personality. As one of the greatest investors in history, he is worth studying for his investment ideas alone. But Soros has never dwelled on his incredible trading success or his astounding income. Instead, he has sought recognition for his worldwide philanthropies. Robert Slater intelligently presents the story of this complicated, controversial and quick-witted billionaire. His account includes details about Soros’s investment strategies and achievements, as well as his vast philanthropic projects. getAbstract considers this an intriguing biography of one of the century’s most interesting investors and social philosophers – a remarkably complex self-made man.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How George Soros survived a harrowing youth to become a world-famous investor;
  • What investment approach he uses; and
  • What his philanthropic and political activities are.


The Revolutionary Philanthropist
George Soros became one of the world’s most successful investors by making large bets on crowd psychology or “herd instinct” in the financial markets. He knows that positioning himself in front of a major monetary or social trend will generate huge profits...
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About the Author

Robert Slater is the author of 18 books, including Jack Welch and the GE Way, Saving Big Blue, The Eye of the Storm, and Microsoft Rebooted.

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