George Soros Continues Helping To Make The World A Better Place

For many years, billionaire investor George Soros has been generously helping other human beings all over the world. In online articles about Mr. Soros on the Forbes, and Politico websites, the authors offer glimpses into the investor’s background, as well some of the worthy causes that he believes in.

Although he is a very wealthy man now, George Soros had to work very hard early in life. The Hungarian-born Soros overcame obstacles to attend and graduate from the London School of Economics. Before moving to New York and beginning his financial career, George Soros worked at jobs such as a waiter, and as a railroad porter.

After starting his financial career in New York, George Soros founded an impressive hedge fund by the age of 40. Through the years, Mr. Soros became an expert currency trader, and earned a significant amount of money in that field. Read more on NYTimes.com.

While he is indeed one of the world’s most financially successful individuals, George Soros is also a socially conscious man who believes in democracy, and doing the right thing.

A true philanthropist, George Soros has donated large sums of money to various political candidates and causes over the years. Issues such as religious tolerance, immigration reform, and reform of criminal justice standards are important to George Soros, and millions of other people around the world. This benevolent investor has also supported voter mobilization efforts, and women’s rights issues.

George Soros remains one of the world’s most prominent and well-respected investors. Even though the hedge fund he created more than 40 years ago has grown into a company with billions of dollars in assets, Mr. Soros is still committed to utilizing his money to further Democratic causes. It is quite refreshing to see such a successful and financially influential man as George Soros helping to make the world a better place. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

Sources:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

https://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/

Adam Goldenberg Discusses The Significance Of Running A “Unicorn” Business

Adam Goldenberg is the co-founder of a company that spun out of his old parent company, Intelligent Beauty. The company is TechStyle Fashion Group, though they’re better known by their original name, JustFab. The company recently became a “unicorn”, the fancy way for saying valuated at $1 billion after a final $85 million of venture capital was brought in. Goldenberg certainly is happy to see the progress his company has made since its founding at http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=1477272&privcapId=37181322, but by no means does he allow unicorn status to dictate where his company goes. To him, it’s more of a landmark along the way to opening more doors in the fashion industry.

Adam Goldenberg first started marketing in the gaming industry when he founded Gamer’s Alliance at only age 15. Gamer’s Alliance became sought after by a mass marketing and soon to be social media company, Intermix Media, the founders of MySpace. Goldenberg joined the company in 1998 and soon became their Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Goldenberg started building subsidiary companies designed to bring in revenue to Intermix Media. He became friends with Don Ressler who had founded FitnessHeaven.com. Goldenberg and Ressler’s biggest achievement on Twitter while working at Intermix Media was founding Alena, an e-commerce branch of MySpace.

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Goldenberg and Ressler decided to leave Intermix Media because News Corp had bought them out and were taking the company in a direction Goldenberg and Ressler did not want to go in. They started up Intelligent Beauty, a parent company to several health and cosmetic brands on cnbc.com, and an incubator through which they would start future endeavors. They ran Intelligent Beauty for about four years, then in 2010 they spun a brand new fashion chain out of it. This is how JustFab got started.

Goldenberg and Ressler didn’t really know much about fashion when they got into it, but they had a clear direction they wanted to go in, and were able to find success. They attracted the intention of Matrix Partners, one of the first venture capital companies to start funding them, and soon JustFab started expanding operations to new markets. They started buying up subsidiaries such as ShoeDazzle and Fabletics, and even actress Kate Hudson adopted Fabletics as her personal clothing line. JustFab also opened physical stores in the following years, and then decided to change the name to TechStyle because they started using big data analytics as part of their customized shopping interface.