Jonathan Soros

Twitter: @imjonasaurus

Senior Fellow

Jonathan Soros is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where he examines the implications of corporate “personhood” in post-Citizens United America and explores social investment among for-profit entities. He is also co-founder of the Friends of Democracy super PAC, which aims to reduce the influence of money in politics by supporting candidates who endorse campaign finance reform.

In addition to his role at the Roosevelt Institute, Soros is Chief Executive Officer of JS Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm. He is a co-founder of Friends of Democracy, a super PAC and advocacy organization dedicated to reducing the influence of money in politics. Mr. Soros is a member of the boards of New America and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He also holds several board positions affiliated with the Open Society Foundations.

Prior to founding JS Capital, Mr. Soros spent nine years with Soros Fund Management LLC, serving as its President and Deputy Chairman from 2005 to 2011.  Mr. Soros has clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, worked as Assistant Director of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ mission to Moldova, and co-founded the Fair Trial Initiative, a non-profit based in North Carolina dedicated to ensuring adequate legal representation for death penalty defendants.

For the 1992 Clinton/Gore presidential campaign, Soros worked on both the inaugural and campaign committees. Soros was also a program manager at the Open Society Foundation in Budapest and was the assistant director for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems mission to Moldova.

Soros received is a graduate magna cum laude of Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University.