Is George Soros taking the biggest risk of his life?

Tue Feb 1, 2005

The notoriously trigger-happy manager now puts his sons in the firing line

He's the chairman of The Kitchen, one of avante-garde New York's most pioneering performance patrons, and chose English literature as his undergraduate major at New York University in Greenwich Village. He learned risk arbitrage at Prudential-Basch and equity research at Schroder Munchmeyer & Hengst. He suffers from macular degeneration so severe that his trading screens display the markets in huge, over-sized numbers. Still, he's able to ski and sits on several corporate boards. He's affable and well liked by his colleagues.

Oh, and he's got one of the toughest jobs in finance. He's chief investment officer of $8 billion Soros Fund Management.

Robert Soros is in some ways the alter ego to his famous father, as exceedingly smart and hardworking, but almost as little-known and unassuming as his father is larger than life.

So it's no small wonder...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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