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George Soros, the smart investor, author, and prominent philanthropist gained global fame after shorting the British pound and pocketing a profit of $1 billion in September 1992. On just a single currency assumption, Soros had risked $10 billion. He founded and managed Quantum Fund that acquired an annual return of over 30 percent under his leadership. George Soros ventured into the philanthropy world in 1979 after he started offering funds to assist black students to not only attend Cape Town University but also graduate and establish a professional career. As the Chair of Open Society Foundations, Soros has strived to promote values such as human rights, government accountability, and transparency.

Soros took a long break from active business to manage his family investments and oversee the operation of the Open Society. Recently, the self-established billionaire announced his intention to return to trading. His goals are to make immense profits from opportunities that will be created by the economic troubles that he is foreseeing. The hedge fund manager has already directed extraordinary amount of investment in new ventures and his existing businesses. Soros is anticipating big market shifts and global economic recession. His return to business is already causing ripples in the corporate word.

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Early life and investment competence

Soros relocated from Hungary to England in 1947. In 1952, he earned a degree in Economics from the London Schools of Economics. He has worked as an investment manager and credit analyst in several firms headquartered in New York such as F.M. Mayer, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, and Wertheim & CO. With a goal to create a thriving business empire, Soros founded a hedge fund firm known as Soros Fund Management. Under his leadership, the hedge fund became a prestigious and successful Quantum Fund. Apart from generating returns of over 30 percent on a yearly basis, the successful hedge fund made returns of over 100 percent on two occasions.

Soros has been monitoring his company’s investment and on several occasions became active in running the affairs of the company especially after the fund made losses. This year, Soros has been actively involved in business. He has been building alliances with several executives in all sorts of industries. Soros Fund Management that manages about $30 billion for his family sold stocks and purchased shares and gold in gold miners. Investing in precious metals is one of the strategies Soros is using to protect his wealth from market shifts and global economic crisis.

Soros has authored several books such as The Tragedy of the European Union (2014). His articles touch on the topics of society, economics, and politics. Additionally, his essays are published in major magazines and newspapers across the globe. Soros is a role model to people who have missions of succeeding in the business world.

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Russian entrepreneur Alexei Beltyukov has been impacting the business world for years. Beltyukov is responsible for founding many companies and those companies have brought in millions of dollars.

Alexei Beltyukov’s investment work has included many great companies including Endemic Capital, New Gas Technologies, A-Ventures and Solvy. Beltyukov began his brilliant career working in medicine. Eventually he opted for a change and moved into the business world. Beltyukov eventually would go on to graduate from INSEAD with Master of Business. Beltyukov is very outspoken on Twitter about the fact that his quest for education would not have been achieved without the financial help of scholarships such as The Lister Vickery Scholarship. This experience would shape many of Beltyukov’s career moves moving forward. He felt pressure to make sure that his career demonstrated that he was worthy of this scholarship.

Beltyukov has been known for giving back to others. He created a Russian company called A-Ventures. This well known Russian Group helps other companies within Russia with financial assistance. Beltyukov has also help to create the Russian Alumni Scholarship of INSEAD. Feeling the need to continue to give back, this scholarship gives financial assistance to Russian students who otherwise would be unable to further their education. Nearly $200,000 has been donated through this platform. Furthermore Beltyukov is helping aspiring Russian entrepreneurs by providing grants to help them start a business.

Beltyukov is also concerned about what these students are doing once they are in the classroom. Recently Alexei created Solvy. This online math resource is geared towards high school students. The program provides lessons,ideas and tips for students seeking to achieve high marks in math. The program also helps teachers by providing immediate feedback allowing to help teachers advance their students.

Alexei has held several titles including CEO and a Board Member for Renova Project, Executive Director for the Renova Project and Vice President of Brunswick Capital. His accomplishments are undeniable and his work has tremendously impacted the Russian world.  Check out Alexei’s author profile on Lulu for more on him.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a very well-known technological business executive that is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Coriant. Mr. Kheradpir has had a long, successful career in the technological sector, which is why Coriant decided to hire him at this high-ranking position.

Pat DiPietro used to be the CEO of Coriant but stepped down because he believed that Shaygan Kheradpir could probably do a better job since Mr. Kheradpir has lots of experience in the network field that Coriant is involved in.

Shaygan Kheradpir started out by leaving his homeland of Iran to go to school at Cornell University. He wanted to study electrical engineering because he felt that technology would get more complex in the future and revolutionize how people got along and interacted with one another, and was he right. Mr. Kheradpir started working for GTE Labs after getting his doctorate degree from Cornell University. He stayed there for longer than a decade until the company became Verizon Communications after a merger with Bell Atlantic.

Mr. Kheradpir had a very important role at Verizon, serving as the president of the online business division. Shaygan Kheradpir helped make new network systems for Verizon and implement new decision-making processes that turned out to be crutches that Verizon Communications have relied on to rise to the level of success they are currently at. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has also been employed at both Barclays, a large international financial institution, and Juniper Networks, another large company that relies on its technological products and services to succeed.

Shaygan Kheradpir is considered one of the best executives to ever work at a major technological producer, provider, and developer in the United States of America, or even the world. Mr. Kheradpir’s strong history in higher education has helped him succeed early on when working at Coriant. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has helped many other technological-based companies succeed, which is what the executives and the directors of Marlin Equity Partners and Coriant felt that he would help Coriant grow as much as they did the other places. Mr. Kheradipir is truly one of the best executives of his kind.

November 9 in Chicago American Homeowner Preservation, Patch of Land, Peer Realty, CrowdFranchise, and Equity Roots announced their joint acquisition of Tycoon Real Estate. Tycoon gained notoriety earlier this year when the founder and former CEO was featured on an episode of “Shark Tank” on ABC. The episode is credited as bringing more awareness to real estate crowdfunding. Sadly, Tycoon’s episode didn’t turn out well for the company but did offer the industry the chance to inform the public about the heavily regulated field and how it can produce successful companies. No specific details were disclosed about the financial terms of the transaction other than to note that it was all cash.
The purchasing companies look forward to offer a new educational platform that will prove why the Sharks on the show were so wrong. Due to the approval of Title III of the JOBS Act, which opens crowdfunding to non-accredited investors, the timing of the deal is perfect and will allow nearly anyone to invest.
The announcement coming from Chicago is no surprise as it serves as a financial, technological, and commercial hub for the country. New and interesting business ideas are popping up all over the city including a grocery catering services that is being tested at local grocery stores like Expresso Inc. President of the company Majeed Ekbal is excited to offer these new services detailing that the company is catering to the convenience of the customer, even if that entails meeting them at their office to pick up their car keys and put the orders in the customers car for them. Ekbal, who hasn’t been in the business too long, is shopping his new business around looking for upscale customers. He has added to his business by offering to order grocery and specialty items from out of state and have them rapidly shipped via FedEx.
Ekbal currently operates in the Lincoln Park, Near North, and downtown areas. Ekbal has big plans for the company and is looking to extend the service areas in the near future to cover Evanston, Wilmette, and some North Shore Suburbs. While it may only be one day a week, he hopes eventually the service will be a permanent fixture.