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Among Young Charity-Circuit Set, MC Hammer > Alexander Soros > George Soros

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George Soros, the billionaire investor, was auction bait Saturday night. “See my dad in shorts,” said Alexander Soros, 26, as he solicited bids for a membership at Manhattan’s Sitaras Gym, where he and his father exercise...The occasion was a party in Bridgehampton, New York, organized by the son under the auspices of his Alexander Soros Foundation, which underwrote the event’s costs (The younger Soros and his co-host, writer and director Edward Zwick, sold the gym package for $2,500). The beneficiary was Global Witness, whose staff of 65 investigates corruption and human-rights abuses related to natural resources. Many of the 340 or so people at the party were in their 20s and identified themselves as models, publicists, students or nightclub promoters. George Soros, 81, dressed in a plaid shirt and slacks, sat through the proceedings almost unnoticed. His son, wearing a crisp white Yves Saint Laurent suit, was the one guests knew or wanted to meet. Only when MC Hammer and a crew of dancers began performing his early 1990s hits -- including “Pray” and “Can’t Touch This” -- did Alexander Soros fade into the crowd. [Bloomberg]