MOGUL MATCH

The degrees of separation between famed money manager George Soros and Harvey Weinstein, the tough-as-nails movie mogul and founder of Miramax. The two are linked through the private equity industry, politics, love and Hollywood.

▪George Soros is well known for his success with his hedge fund trading, but he is also the founder of Soros Private Equity Partners, a private equity firm. The firm has a joint venture with New ([A-z]+)-based private equity firm, Perseus LLC, founded by…

▪Frank Pearl, formerly of seminal buyout firm Wesray Capital. Pearl formed Perseus in 1994. The firm manages a number of investment vehicles. His joint venture with friend Soros, called Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical Fund, targets drug-discovery and other startups. One of the fund's managing directors is…

▪Andrew Schiff, a former practicing physician who now vets investment opportunities for Perseus-Soros. Schiff is married to…

▪Karenna Gore Schiff, director of community affairs for Association to Benefit Children, and daughter of former US Vice President Al Gore. Following in the footsteps of her sister Kristin, Karenna is writing a book to be published by Miramax Books, owned by…

▪Harvey Weinstein, better known as the founder of Miramax Films. With a buzz-o-meter like no other, Weinstein wants to repeat the interest his company has generated as a result of Kristin's Washington “chick-lit” debut, Sammy's Hill. Gore Schiff's close ties to politics and high finance won't hurt in the publicity department.