George Soros Rises Again

Billionaire investor, hedge-fund owner, philanthropist and political force George Soros is back in the political game once again, after taking several steps back in recent years. According to a recent story in Politico, Soros, who had given major funding to political groups working against the re-election of George W. Bush back in 2004, stepped back from the political arena during the Obama years. Yet Soros has come back, and is as involved in politics as ever. All of this is quite a feat for a man in his mid-80s, but this Hungarian immigrant and war survivor has always defied the odds. Now it seems he is doing it all over again. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com

A Relationship with Clinton

Soros made himself a political presence again when Hillary Clinton’s presidential run fired up last year. Soros gave $25 million to help support Clinton’s campaign, as he strongly believed in her as a candidate, and believed that she would prevail. He was also strongly motivated by his distrust of candidate Donald Trump. According to Soros, Trump is “doing the work of ISIS” by stirring up so much fear in the US and around the world. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Soros ability to give so lavishly to political campaigns comes from his unparalleled success as a hedge fund manager and as a currency trader. Soros has always been willing to take major risks, and his track record shows his incredible financial acumen. He’s currently thought to be worth $24.9 billion, and is again active in the financial markets. One of the positive aspects behind Soros’ generosity as a political donor is his way of motivating other donors to give even more. It all adds up to a lot of influence in this realm, and Soros is committed to really making a difference however he can.

Soros’ political activities have made him many enemies among conservative groups, but that’s not something that will ever slow down the dynamic George Soros. Now that Trump is president, there’s no doubt George Soros will continue to be active in politics for the foreseeable future.

The Brown Modeling Agency Is Redefining Talent Placement

 

Justin Brown grew his Austin, Texas modeling agency, Wilhelmina Austin from a smaller one into a much larger one with a market redefining merger. The merger consisted of Brown joining forces with another regional agency, Heyman Talent-South. Now, the two are simply known as, The Brown Agency. Brown is a great example of someone with a distinctive vision for growth and market saturation. He knew the most important aspect of any expansion efforts would come to fruition with a broader division.

Now, the Brown Agency is in position to grow into a national modeling brand. Justin Brown serves as CEO and with the merger the founder of Heyman Talent-South, Michael B. Bonnée became head of the theatrical division. Both Bonnée and Brown are excited to explore the future now that they’ve become the only full service, modeling and talent agency in the region. With that being said, the Brown Agency is focusing on expanding into nationwide markets.

To be successful as a modeling agency means having a unique perspective to uncover what type of talent is most likely to get the top bookings. Justin Brown knows a thing a two about working as a model. He actually worked his way through college by doing various gigs around town. Brown said that he figured why work for $6 an hour, when he could model jeans and make a $100 an hour. That’s an example of the kind of forward thinking that lead him to open his own agency in 2010.

The Brown Agency is the best of both former separate entities. With the merger, there are now a total of 450 models in the talent pool. The Brown Agency can offer talent anywhere in the country. This is important to Brown because back in his day, he learned that if you had connections, models could land more lucrative opportunities in the New York, Washington, DC and California markets. Instead of contending with each other, now Brown and Bonnée have less competitors in the area. Because there are only 2-3 agencies that are larger than the Brown Agency is in Austin.

Justin Brown studied business management in college and he worked placing and developing talent, prior to starting the Wilhelmina Austin agency. The most challenging thing Brown encountered was not being big enough to compete with the talent in the larger markets. He said, “Austin is very proud. We do things our own way. What I was trying to do is take it to a big-market level.” Well, now as the Brown Agency he doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. The agency develops modeling talent for fashion, commercial, theatrical film, and print. They represent men, women and children.

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