Alexander Soros is the Deputy Chair of the Open Society Foundations and a 2018 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. George Soros, a wealthy American investor, and philanthropist of Hungarian ancestry is Alexander’s father.
Alexander Soros is the son of George and Susan Weber Soros, a millionaire couple. Gregory, his younger brother, was raised in Katonah, New York. Alex went to Stamford, Connecticut’s King Low Heywood Thomas High School. In 2009, he received a bachelor’s degree in history from New York University, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a PhD in history in 2018.
According to a 2011 Wall Street Journal article, Soros’ concentration is on “progressive initiatives that may not have mainstream support.” He has served on the boards of directors of several additional organisations since then, including Global Witness. Soros continues to support political initiatives. He gave $200,000 to the Jewish Council for Education and Research in March 2012, the organization that organized the 2008 “Great Schlep” in support of then-candidate Barack Obama.
For his generous support of the arts and humanities, Alex received the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in 2017. Soros founded the Alexander Soros Foundation to promote social justice and human rights in 2012. One of the foundation’s early grantees was Bend the Arc, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States.
Edwin Chota, Jorge Ros Pérez, Leoncio Quincima Meléndez, and Francisco Pinedo were awarded the prize posthumously in 2014. Alphonse Muhindo Valivambene and Bantu Lukambo were awarded the prize in 2015 to safeguard Virunga National Area from unscrupulous interests aiming to open the park to unlawful oil drilling and poaching. In 2014, Soros wrote an article for the book God, Faith, and Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Holocaust Survivors’ Children and Grandchildren.
The estimated Net Worth of Alexander Soros is between $50 Million to $100 Million USD.
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