George soros is a hungarian-american business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. he is the chairman of soros fund management. soros supports progressive-liberal causes. he is 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. between 1979 and 2011, soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes.