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 and Alexander; with Annaliese Witschak: Jonathan, Andrea and 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.
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 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, 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.
July 2017 -
Hungary and Israel
condemn Soros for using foreign money to influence politics and immigration policies in Europe through his Open Society Foundations. Hungary has posted billboards and posters vilifying Soros for his stance on supporting refugees and immigrants.
Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's foreign affairs minister, defends the billboard campaign, labeling Soros as a "national security risk," in a statement.
October 17, 2017 - The Open Society Foundations confirms Soros has moved $18 billion to his foundation
-- the majority of his estimated $24.6 billion fortune. A foundation official tells CNNMoney the move "reflects an ongoing process of asset transfer that has been underway for several years."
May 15, 2018 -
Following targeted attacks on Soros by the Hungarian government and a crackdown on civil-society organizations, the Open Society Foundations releases a statement that it is moving its Budapest, Hungary, offices to Germany.
October 22, 2018 -
Authorities are sent to Soros' Bedford, New York, home after a suspicious package was found in a mailbox.
A law enforcement source describes it as a PVC pipe with an "energetic" material and a powdery substance. Soros is not home at the time. The same month, similar packages are received by prominent critics of President Donald Trump,
top political figures, the CNN offices and others. Suspect Cesar Sayoc is arrested October 26.
November 2018 -
Elliot Schrage, Facebook head of communications confirms that Facebook asked conservative research firm Definers to "work on George Soros" in January 2018.
This follows the World Economic Forum speech in which Soros characterized Facebook and Google as a "menace to society." Facebook may have suspected financial incentive. The company reports that once Mark Zuckerberg
and Sheryl Sandberg were made aware of Definers efforts, which included spreading opposition research about Facebook's critics, the company severed ties with the firm.
March 2019 -
No. 178 (tied) on Forbes World's Billionaires list,
with a net worth of $8.3 billion.
March 21, 2019 - Sayoc pleads guilty
in Manhattan federal court to sending mail bombs to Soros and others.