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George Soros the 81 year old Hungarian born US financier and philanthropist supporter of progressive liberal causes has been speculated by critics such as the right wing extremist radio host Rush Limbaugh as providing financial backing to the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ grassroots movement. Soros known as “the Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his US$1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis, is one of the 10 wealthiest US citizens with a net worth estimated at US$22 billion, and has given away through philanthropic causes US$8 billion since 1979. Soros played a crucial role in the collapse of Eastern Europe communism, as an advocate of ‘open societies’, financially supporting dissidents including Poland’s Solidarity movement. Soros is the chairman of the Open Society Institute, and former board member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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Warren Edward Buffett the 80 year old industrialist and philanthropist Our elephant gun has been reloaded (March 20 2011)

Warren Edward Buffett the 80 year old industrialist and philanthropist, consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people, and widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful investors has announced his delight at the success of his recent acquisition of a Santa Fe railway company. In the annual letter to his shareholders, Buffett expresses the highlight of the year being the better than expected outcomes from the acquisition, with great potential as fuel prices increase providing railways a greater advantage over long haul road transport. Buffett’s investment strategy differed considerably from other investors during this recessionary period, going back to basics rather than looking to emerging industries and technologies.


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