Hedge Funds

Is George Soros taking the biggest risk of his life?


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.

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