George Soros' Son Strikes Out On His Own
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Apparently life as the heir to a $22 billion fortune ain't easy. Appointments with shrinks on the Upper East Side. Pesky reporters. Photos of you boozing on a yacht plastered all over the web.
Welcome to the life of Alexander Soros, son of legendary investor George Soros, who was recently profiled by The New York Times.
The younger Soros spent years hiding from his wealth, but is now striking out on his own, according to the Times. His new philanthropy, the Alex Soros Foundation, is reportedly tackling causes that are considerably less sexy than the 26-year old's recent Hamptons charity gala, where MC Hammer performed "Can't Touch This" before a crowd of models and publicists in their 20s.
Those causes include the plight of domestic workers in the U.S., the Times said, along with the so-called "Great Schlep," a campaign to draw older voters in Florida to vote for Obama.
"I have the incentive of failing my own reputation," Alexander Soros said of his new foundation
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