Few men literally shine after rising from the adversities. Men like George Soros.Soros was born in Budapest just before the advent of the Second World War and was the son of Jewish parents. He was thirteen years old during the Nazi Occupation of Hungary and was banned from attending school due to his Jewish lineage. This meant that he was in great danger of losing even his life owing to the cruel regime that the Nazi Germans had instilled all over the continent, especially Eastern Europe.Braving the Odds – Young Soros
George survived during the Battle of Budapest and immigrated to England during 1947. Working as a waiter and a railway porter, before getting a job in a merchant bank, he worked hard and earned a place in the prestigious London School of Economics. There, Soros earned his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics before finally moving on to New York City. These early struggles were the backbone for Soros to succeed later as a banker as he understood the value of money from an early stage.