New man to give away Soros fortune
Stephen Foley is a former Associate Business Editor of The Independent, based in New York. He left in August 2012. In a decade at the paper, he covered personal finance, the UK stock market and the pharmaceuticals industry, and had also been the Business section's share tipster. Between arriving with three suitcases in Manhattan in January 2006 and his departure, he witnessed and reported on a great economic boom turning spectacularly to bust. In March 2009, he was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.
Thursday 08 December 2011
George Soros has put a new man in charge of giving away his multi-billion dollar fortune. The hedge fund manager-turned-liberal activist yesterday named Christopher Stone, a criminal justice professor from Harvard, to run his Open Society Foundations.
Professor Stone replaces Aryeh Neier, Mr Soros's long-time lieutenant, who is retiring next year at the age of 74 after 19 years in charge of the foundations. Under Mr Neier, Open Society has given $8bn to causes ranging from promoting democracy in Eastern Europe to lobbying for the International Criminal Court.
Mr Soros set up the charitable venture to use his fortune to promote human rights, health and education around the world.
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