George Soros is the type to invest in a franchise and make it into success. His humble beginnings were in Hungary, where he survived that nation’s Nazi occupation. Soros’ father, in fact, was instrumental in saving his son’s life by paying off a government employee. After the war, in 1947, Soros escaped his Iron Curtain and Cold War life and made it to London.
He subsequently managed to earn a degree from the London School of Economics.
But that’s hardly the end of the story. Even after graduation, Soros was still living a modest life, working at a souvenir shop. Only later did he get rich and become part of a merchant bank that sparked his career as one of the most famous investors on the planet.