George Soros

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
COMPANY: Soros Fund Management, LLC

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Soros Fund Management was one of the few hedge-fund firms that saw this financial crisis as a buying opportunity, and the firm’s assets across all types of investments grew by 41 percent to $24 billion from July 2008 to July 2009. Besides presiding over the hedge fund that bears his name, he has authored 10 books, is a strong political activist, and one of the city’s most revered philanthropists.

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