George Soros, the billionaire best known for breaking the Bank of England, is returning money to outside investors in his $25.5 billion firm, ending a career as hedge-fund manager that spanned more than four decades.
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Money can be dull. There are only so many denominations, and only so many ways to make it. What’s interesting are the people who risk it, and over the past four decades no one has made more of a spectacle of risk than George Soros, whose Quantum fund famously bet $10 billion that the Bank of England would be forced to devalue the pound. Soros earned $1 billion on that trade and incalculable legend points.
Scott Bessent, who managed George Soros’s European investments for eight years, is returning to Soros Fund Management LLC as chief investment officer to oversee the $25 billion that belongs to the billionaire, his family and foundations, according to a letter sent to employees.