Recently, a rumor circulated on Twitter that billionaire George Soros had died of a heart attack. Rumors of his death originated from a fake Twitter account with only three followers. And even though the Tweet was quickly deleted, many people believed the false claim and started to share it online.
Soros took to Twitter to debunk the rumor. He wrote: “The rumors that I had a heart attack are completely false. I am alive and healthy.” He also posted a link to an article by LatestLY that reported on his tweet and clarified the situation.
Rumors that I had a heart attack are completely false. I am alive and healthy.
— George Soros (@georgesoros) May 15, 2023
George Soros is a Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist who is known for his support of human rights, democracy, and social justice causes around the world. He is 92 years old as of May 2023.
Soros is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” as a result of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds sterling. That sale made him a profit of $1 billion, during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.
Soros has an estimated net worth of around $8.6 billion as of March 2021. He is a supporter of progressive and liberal political causes, to which he dispenses donations through the Open Society Foundations.
He influenced the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Soros also provided one of Europe’s largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in his Hungarian hometown.
Soros has five children from two marriages. His first wife was Annaliese Witschak, a German immigrant whom he married in 1960 and divorced in 1983. They had three sons: Robert, Jonathan, and Alexander. His second wife was Susan Weber, an American historian whom he married in 1983 and divorced in 2005. They had two children: Gregory and Andrea.
They are all involved in various fields such as education, human rights, poverty alleviation, art, and politics. Some of them have also followed their father’s footsteps in supporting liberal causes and donating to Democratic candidates.