The Stunning Return and Rise of George Soros

It can be hard to measure exactly how much a single person can impact the world, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try. George Soros comes to our attention thanks to the impacting way he has gotten involved in politics as well as philanthropy over the past 50 years. Founder of the Soros Hedge Fund, George Soros is one of the wealthiest investors on the planet. Of course, Soros hasn’t stayed within his realm of financial business. Instead, Soros has used his life story in order to branch out and try to bring quality change to the world. This has taken up in the form of two big hallmarks of his success: the Open Society Foundation and his work as a staunch progressive.

We’ll start by talking first about how George Soros returned to the realm of United States politics in order to make a difference within the country. George Soros has always been politically engaged because he fundamentally believes in the core tenants of progressive ideology: equality, transparency in government, social justice, and democracy. Soros had initially gotten his political start as a vocal and financial backer of Al Gore during the Democrats election campaign against George Bush so many years ago. Now, Soros returned from his measured hiatus in order to throw in his support to Hillary Clinton in order to directly oppose the campaign of Donald Trump, the reality show candidate that Republicans had bizarrely embraced.

George Soros’ return to politics was as much about necessity as it was anything else. George Soros saw the violent and hateful rhetoric that Donald Trump was using on his campaign and he knew right away that Trump was a dangerous person not just for the world but the people in it. So, Soros jumped out of his semi political retirement in order to donate nearly $25 million to progressive politicians throughout the country, including a hefty amount right into Pro-Clinton political action committees. Soros would waste no time returning to form as he went in hot after the dangerous Trump campaign while also pledging money to important causes.

If you took time to look at the early life of George Soros you would understand why he so vocally condemns the acts of violent rhetoric and extreme nationalism that Donald Trump has made popular. Soros was born in Hungary where he would eventually grow up to see the brutal Nazi occupation first hand. The Nazis would roll into the country and sit there for a year, murdering Hungarian Jews to the total of 500,000 innocent lives. Soros saw firsthand what violent, mobilized nationalism could do and vowed early on to stop it where he could. Soros and his family would eventually flee the country and emigrate to London.

Martin Lustgarten Investment Wizard

Martin Lustgarten with roots in Venezuela and Austria is the chief executive officer of Lustgarten Martin an investment banking company. He resides in Ponte Vedra, Florida which is one of Florida’s most expensive and elite oceanfront communities. Ponte Vedra is home to the PGA’s Tour Championships, which is considered by PGA member players as the fifth major golf tournament in the world. The 17th hole, the island green, is the most iconic of feared golf holes, and is the site of many professional golfing misadventures. Martin Lustgarten lives in this paradise with his wife and daughter. In his spare time he is an avid collector of quality timepieces.
This hobby of collecting fine wristwatches is one of the most expensive hobbies to enjoy in the world. Rolex, Omega, Cartier and IWC brands are some of the many quality watches which collectors want in their collections. Prices for quality of watches begins at $2,000. and spirals upwards rapidly. It is easy to see why he has a love of these fine watches, he hails from Austria where precision watchmaking and quality timepieces are highly regarded.
Investment banking and other operations in the financial marketplace allow for this type of extravagant hobby and lifestyle. There are millions and even billions of dollars to be made in this profession. George Soros, philanthropist and financial wizard, made more than $1 billion on a single investment in the currency markets. It is quite amazing when we consider that personal wealth today is no longer measured in millions of dollars but in billions of dollars.
Lustgarten can afford this expensive hobby and his equally expensive lifestyle in Ponte Vedra due to the success he has had in his investment banking business.