George Soros Fast Facts

QIONGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 08:  (CHINA OUT) Founder of Soros Fund Management LLC George Soros attends the Boao Forum for Asia on April 8, 2013 in Qionghai, Hainan Province of China. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three-days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, a coastal town in south China's Hainan Province.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of one of the most successful investment financiers in the world, George Soros. An active philanthropist, Soros has donated more than $10 billion to various causes over the years.

Birth date:
August 12, 1930

Birth place: Budapest, Hungary

    Birth name: György Soros

    Father: Tivadar Soros, lawyer

    Mother: Elizabeth (Szucs) Soros

    Marriages: Tamiko Bolton (September 21, 2013-present); Susan Weber (June 19, 1983-2005, divorced); Annaliese Witscha (September 17, 1960-1981, divorced)

    Children: with Susan Weber: Gregory, Alexander; with Annaliese Witschak: Jonathan; Andrea; Robert.

    Education: London School of Economics, B.S, 1952

    Spring 1944 -
    The Soros family goes into hiding to avoid deportation to a concentration camp by the Nazis.

    1947 - Leaves Hungary for Great Britain.

    1956 - Immigrates to the United States.

    1973 - Soros sets up his own hedge fund, which eventually becomes the Quantum Fund.

    1977 - Is charged with stock manipulation. Soros eventually signs a consent decree that neither admits nor denies guilt. He also settles a $1 million lawsuit with the plaintiff, the Fletcher Jones Foundation.

    1979 - Establishes the Open Society Foundations, a network aimed at shaping public policy by promoting democracy, government accountability and human rights through programs in education, public health and independent media.

    September 16, 1992 - Soros bets $10 billion against the value of the British pound. After the currency collapse, known as "Black Wednesday," Soros makes up to $1 billion and becomes known as the man who "broke the Bank of England" by the London press.

    1996 - Donates $1 million to promote ballot initiatives in California and Arizona that eventually lead to the legalization of medicinal marijuana use.

    2009 - The PSzAF, the Hungarian financial market regulator, fines Soros Fund Management, LLC, $2.2 million (1.6million Euros), for attempting to manipulate the stock of Hungary's largest bank.

    October 2013 - In addition to supporting numerous Democratic candidates and causes, Soros signs on to co-chair the national finance council for Ready for Hillary, the super PAC laying groundwork for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016.

    March 2015 - Number 29 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with a net worth of $24.2 billion.