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"Soros on Soros."

International investor and philanthropist George Soros and one of the world's wealthiest men. He's been called the "world's greatest investor." As head of the Soros Foundation, (a philanthropic organization) he's given away millions internationally, funding such things as a water-treatment plant for Sarajevo, low-income housing units for South Africa's urban townships, and a University for Central Europe in Budapest. Soros is also known as the "man who broke the Bank of England" by betting against the British currency and earning a billion dollars on Black Wednesday. Soros was criticized for crowing about profiting from the pounds collapse. Soros has written a new book Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve. (John Wiley & Sons). There's also another new book about Soros, Soros: The Life, Times, & Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investor, by Robert Slater, published by Irwin).


Other segments from the episode on October 18, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 18, 1995: Interview with George Soros; Review of Emmylou Harris's album "Wrecking Ball."


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