Annaliese Witschak

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Former Celebrity Wife (1934)
Tue Sep 20 2022
By   Sushmita22

Annaliese Witschak born on January 3, 1934, is the ex-spouse of one of the most successful investors of all time, George Soros. Her husband is the chairman of the hedge management firm "Soros Fund Management LLC." 

Witschak is an American national who fled Germany after the Nazi occupation that started in 1994. It is said that along with losing her parents and becoming an orphan during the Second World War, she also faced various dislocations as well as mishappenings. 

The popularity of Annaliese Witschak rocketed after marrying George Soros. Even after coming to fame after the marriage, WItschak preferred to live a quiet and unbothered life. Her daily life and activities were all put behind the curtains.

Witschak's Ex-spouse George Soros

The Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is the founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundation. He gained the nickname "The man who broke the bank of England." Soros was born in Budapest on August 12, 1930. However, he left the country as soon as he turned seventeen. 

George Soros in his office.
Picture of George Soros. Source: Vital Pictures

He is a philanthropist as well as an author. Soros wrote books such as The Alchemy of Finance, The Bubble of American Supremacy, The crisis of global capitalism, The age of fallibility, and many more.  

Soros belonged to a Jewish family. So when the Nazi Occupation started, his family had to fabricate the documents and create false identities to be able to survive the Nazis. The billionaire claims to be an atheist and has abandoned every kind of religious belief.

Witschak's Married life With George Soros 

Annaliese Witschak had a life similar to that of an average person before her marriage to George Soros. However, just like Ann Carsol Khan, her fame rose as she became the first wife of Soros. 

 

After being in wedlock for 23 years, she and George Soros decided to conclude their marriage and head their separate pathways in 1960 like the couple Maggie Johnson and Clint Eastwood.

Reportedly, even after having spent a long time together as each other's significant other, her marriage ended because George cheated on her. However, if it weren't for her marriage to the billionaire, she wouldn't have been in the limelight.

Annaliese Witschak posing a smile
A portrait of Annaliese Witschak. Source: kmesh

Currently, Witschak is said to be single. After the divorce, it seems she has been enjoying her single life with no romantic attachments to anyone. 

Annaliese Witschak Life Now

After the divorce, Annaliese Witschak returned to having an everyday life like every other common American woman. Just as the way she has always pursued her life, she remains low profile and private life.

Witschak's activities and daily life have never been openly publicized, meaning her raised level of fame has never caused a massive disturbance to the peaceful life that she was heading to live.

A Quick Tour At Witschak's Ex-Husband Life

George Soros graduated from the London School of Economics in 1952 after moving to England in 1947. He obtained a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of London. He is said to have worked as a railway porter and waiter to fund his studies. But he currently lives in Katonah, New York.

In 1956, he moved to New York City. After he became an arbitrage trader at F. M. Mayer, only then his career started to bloom. Then in 1967, he founded his first fund, the Double Eagle Hedge fund, followed by the foundation of the hedge fund management firm Soros Fund Management which led him to the path of a billionaire.

He dug for numerous job opportunities that eventually showed up themselves for him to work at the trading banks. The experience gained became the foundation for his career and helped him sharpen his skills to invest and grow.

Annaliese Witschak's Ex-Husband George Soros's Net Worth

According to Forbes, the net worth of George Soros is estimated to be around $6.7Billion. The Hungarian-American billionaire is also celebrated as a hedge fund tycoon managing client money in New York from 1969 to 2011. He is considered a rival of Warren Buffett for the title of the most successful investor of all time.

George Soros sitting in his office
George Soros in his office. Source: Central European University

With a net worth of around $6.7 Billion, he managed to become one of the most successful financiers. He ordered the Quantum fund, which had an average annual return of 30% for three years; from 1970 to 2000. Soros even made a single-day profit of $1 billion on September 16, 1992, which goes down in history.

Philanthropic Activities

Soros is well known for donating large amounts of profits through his foundations. Just the amount of funds he transferred from his family office to the Open Society Foundation amounted to $18 billion.

Soros spent a hefty sum to help establish democracy in eastern Europe. With the fall of the Soviet regime, Soros began establishing various foundations in Poland, Russia, and Czechoslovakia. 

In 2017, Soros reportedly gave $18 billion to the organization in recent years, making it one of the world's largest philanthropic groups.

Who Are The Children of Annaliese?

Annaliese Witschak shares three children with George Soros; Andrea Soros Colombel, Robert Daniel Soros, and Jonathan Tivadar Soros. Her children have been doing exceptionally fine individually.

Interestingly, all of her children are married and is busy in their own life.

Robert Daniel Soros

The firstborn of Witschak, Robert Daniel Soros, is the founder of the Central European University in Budapest. He is also the founder of Soros Capital management. 

A picture of Robert Daniel Soros
Picture of Annaliese Witschak's eldest son, Robert Daniel Soros. Source: Bloomberg

He is happily married to Melissa Robin Schiff. The couple exchanged vows in 1992 in New York City at the Temple Emanu-El. 

Andrea Soros

Andrea Soros is the second child of Witschak. She serves as the board member for the Open Society Foundations. Andrea is also the founder and president of Trace Foundation, which focuses on the upbringing of Tibetan communities in China. 

Andrea Soros having fun with her friends
Annaliese Witschak's daughter Andrea Soros enjoying a party with her friends. Source: Capital Research Center

She is married to Eric Colombel, the founder of the Tsadra Foundation. Global Venture Fund, Acumen Fund, is a nonprofit fund that approaches and addresses global poverty and its problems. And Andrea is also the founder as well as the chairman of such a fund. 

Jonathan Tivadar Soros

Jonathan Tivadar Soros is the youngest son of Witschak. From 2005 to 2011, he served as the president and deputy chairman of the Soros Fund Management LLC. Tivadar is the chief executive officer of a private investment firm JS Capital Management LLC. 

Jonathan Tivadar Soros posing a smile
Picture of Annaliese Witschak's youngest son, Jonathan Tivadar Soros. Source: BillMoyers

He is the co-founder of Athletes Unlimited, where the individuals are champions in team sports. In 1997, he married Jennifer Ann Allan. Along with Jennifer, he became the co-founder of Give Lively LLC for convenient philanthropic giving. 

Witschak's Ex-Husband Is The Founder of Open Society Foundation

So what is the Open Society Foundation exactly? If you are wondering then let us make it clear that it is one of the world's largest funders of independent groups that is founded by George Soros. 

More importantly, this organization has its own independent groups that solely work for the justice and protection of human rights. As per the stats, the Open Society Foundation has branches in more than 120 countries. And because of this, it is able to provide thousands of grand each year. 

Open Society Foundations logo
Logo of Open Society Foundations. Source: Google

Open Society Foundation is also involved in democratic practices to ensure the democracy and liberty of the people in their respective countries. It boasts of practicing aspects such as democratic practice, economic equity and justice, education, health and rights, and many more to fulfill the motive of the organization.

The foundation held its ground to bring the most controversial and vital issues, which are often not discussed, to the light. According to the foundation, their strategies and functioning are hugely dependent on the confrontation with the local as well as the global experts.

 

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