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George Soros

Position: Chairman, Soros Fund Management
Claim To Fame: Made $1 billion from UK Currency Crisis

Born Aug 12, 1930 in Budapest, Soros grew up in the shadows of Nazi Germany. He didn’t make a splash as a trader, however, until 1992 when he made $1 billion in a single day by betting against the British pound.

Sometimes called, "The Man Who Broke The Bank Of England" Soros currently runs a hedge fund and funds philanthropic causes.

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