(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 seven billion to various causes over the years.
Personal: 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) Soros (June 19, 1983-2005, divorced); Annaliese (Witschak) Soros (September 17, 1960-1981, divorced)
Children: with Susan (Weber) Soros: Gregory, Alexander; with Annaliese (Witschak) Soros: Jonathan; Andrea; Robert.
Education: London School of Economics, B.S, 1952
Timeline: 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.
1969 - Soros starts the hedge fund management firm Soros Fund Management, LLC.
1979 - Establishes the Open Society Institute which provides humanitarian relief, educational programs and scholarships to disadvantaged countries and people.
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.
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 leads 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.
August 10, 2011 - Soros' ex-girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr files a $50 million lawsuit against Soros in New York Supreme Court, alleging emotional distress after he reneged on multiple promises to buy her a $1.9 million apartment.
August 11, 2012 - Announces his engagement to Tamiko Bolton.
March 2014 - Ranked number 26 on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $23 billion.