George Soros Fast Facts

Founder of Soros Fund Management LLC George Soros attends the Boao Forum for Asia on April 8, 2013 in Qionghai, Hainan Province of China.

(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.
    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.
    December 2002 - Soros is convicted of insider trading by a French court and fined $2.25 million (2.2 million Euros) for a 1988 deal with French bank Société Générale.
    2009 - The PSzAF, the Hungarian financial market regulator, fines Soros Fund Management, LLC, $2.2 million (1.6 million 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.
    September 20, 2016 - Says he will invest $500 million into companies and startups founded by migrants and refugees, as well as businesses and initiatives that address the needs of refugees and their host communities.
    March 2017 - Tied for number 29 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with a net worth of $25.2 billion.