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Six Degrees: Soros to Maradona

October 16th, 2009
01:20 PM ET

It’s time for “Six Degrees” — our weekly challenge for Connect the World viewers and Web users.

Maradona's Argentina side have a had a tough campaign.

Maradona's Argentina side have a had a tough campaign.

Here’s how to play: We choose two people in the news this week and ask you to connect them through the six steps.

The week we’ve chosen billionaire investor, philanthropist and political activist George Soros – who has announced plans to invest up to $1 billion in clean energy technologies to combat climate change – and Diego Maradona, whose Argentina squad finally qualified for the World Cup finals Wednesday after a difficult campaign.

You need to come up with five other people between those two for a total of six links.

Leave your submissions in the comments section below, and the team will pick the most creative connection, and we’ll announce the winner on Friday’s show.

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To see previous challenges, click here. Happy connecting!

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Hans Heinsen

    MARADONA scored two goals against england in 1986 world cup and on the same game GARY LINEKER scored the only goal for engalnd but won the tournament's top scorer who is married to super model DANIELLE LINEKER who cooked during her participation in Hell's Kitchen to PAULINE PRESCOTT who is married to British Politician JOHN PRESCOT who defeated NORMAN LAMONT in the 1970 general elections for Hull East who in 1992 was forced to allow sterling to 'float' making GEORGE SOROS a fortune.

    October 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  2. carlos r. barboza

    1- obama
    2- lula da silva
    3- manuel zelaya
    4-hugo chaves
    5-fidel castro

    October 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  3. jota

    Carlos Menem

    October 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  4. Nicolas Rossi

    1) Maradona played a soccer match with argentinean former president Carlos Menem (in 1989).

    2) Carlos Menem launched Daniel Scioli political career ( in the House of Representatives).

    3) Daniel Scioli was Nestor Kirchner's vice president (2003-2007)

    4) President Kirchner's Federal Planification Minister was Julio de Vido (2003-2007).

    5) Johnathan Soros had a meeting on October 16 with Julio de Vido about the goup investments in Argentina (Bioethanol and farms)

    6) Jonathan Soros is George Soros son and the President and Deputy Chairman of Soros Fund Management .

    October 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  5. advaita

    MARADONA made an important goal with the help of GODS finger. GOD has his finger in everything going on at EARTH. EARTH is supporting all LIVE here. LIVE went into a SPERM. That sperm travelled into an EGG of a WOMAN, which was the wife of a Mr. Soros. That WOMAN gave birth to little SOROS who became a billionaire, investing in green energy to pay back mother Earth for her gift.

    October 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  6. mariatere

    parecera una estupidez pero no se me ocurre ninguna conexion, entre estas dos personas. gracias.

    October 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  7. Jozsef

    Mr. Soros reportedly had intentions to buy the football club AS Roma. AS Roma is in Serie A in Italy. Maradona played in Napoli in the Serie A.

    October 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  8. mao

    Nicolas rocks!!!!!

    October 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  9. JD

    Dios quiera que estos dos esten bien desconectados...imaginen el desastre si Maradona pudiera ejercer influencia sobre Soros!!

    October 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  10. David Muzumbuku

    1. Obama
    2. John Travolta
    3. Salva Kiir (President of the Government of Southern Sudan)
    4. Jon Huntsman (U.S. Ambassador to China)
    5. Nelson Mandela

    October 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  11. Esteban Bianchi

    – Diego Maradona used to be a Carlos Menen (Argentina's former president) follower and admirer.
    – During the Menem's Goverment George Soros opened several shopping malls in Buenos Aires that became one of the symbols of the 90's.

    So.. Maradona > Menem > Soros

    October 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  12. Pedro G.

    In 2004, Mr. SOROS said that removing President GEORGE W. BUSH from office was one of his main priorities, he donated significant funds to various groups dedicated to defeating the president.

    In that year the former US. President delivered a eulogy to RONALD REAGAN at his memorial ceremony in November 2004.

    Reagan administration declared US support for Britain and economic sanctions against Argentina in 1982. At the time MARGARET TATCHER was Britain Prime Minister.

    The "Iron Lady" was elected in 1979 and resigned in 1990 communicating that decision to QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

    The Queen has 4 children and her successor to the throne is PRINCE CHARLES, MARADONA says that we will never shake ends with Charles.

    October 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  13. sergiob

    1- George Soros is/was partner of Eduardo Elsztain in several real state companies in Argentina.
    2- As everyone who has accumulated so much wealth during the 90's Elsztain met several times former president Menem.
    3- Diego Maradona was considered a close friend by president Menem and visited regularly the president's residency.
    Voila!

    October 17, 2009 at 2:27 am | Reply
  14. Rudolph.A.Furtado

    George Sorros has avoided "LIQUIDATION" numerous times in "CURRENCY SPECULATION. Diego Maradona has returned from the dead , both physically as well as comercially numerous times.Argentina qualifying for 2010 "World cup Finals" is as spectacular as his infamous "HAND OF GOD GOAL" against England. George Sorros surviving "Economic apocalypse 2008/09" is as miraculous as his dynamic rise as the World's greatest "Currency speculator".

    October 17, 2009 at 3:34 am | Reply
  15. QUANTUM LEAPER

    GEORGE SOROS (b. 1930, Budapest, Hungary) is the most famous of the approximately1000 native speakers of Esperanto in the world.

    WILLIAM SHATNER (b. 1931, Montreal, Canada) learned Esperanto to star in the 1965 cult horror film "Incubus" filmed entirely with Esperanto dialogue.

    SYLVESTER STALLONE (b. 1946, NYC) shares the distinction with Shatner of having won Razzies for both worst actor & director in the same film – Sly for both Rambo II & Rocky IV in 1985 & Shatner for Star Drek V in 1989.

    PELE (b. 1940, Tres Coracoes, Brazil) starred with Stallone in the 1981 film "Escape to Victory" (filmed in Budapest btw). Pele scored a famous bicycle kick goal & Sly saved a penalty kick for the Allied POW team against the Nazis.

    BILL CLINTON (b, 1946, Hope, Arkansas) was photographed kicking a soccer ball with Pele during a 1997 visit to Rio, when Pele was serving as Brazil's extraordinary Minister of Sport.

    EVO MORALES (b. 1959, Orinoca, Bolivia) indigenous President of Bolivia, met with Bill Clinton during UN summit in 2006.

    DIEGO MARADONA (b. 1960, Buenos Aires, Argentina) played in a charity friendly football match (Argentina vs Bolivia) against Evo Morales, an avid player and fan, in 2008 in La Paz to protest FIFA's ban on matches in over 2750 meters above sea level. Morales scored one goal, Maradona three, and they sent the signed ball to Fidel Castro.

    P.S. The world is way more connected than six degrees. The challenge is to stretch it out from an easy 3-4 to 6...

    P.P.S. I think extra points should be awarded for NOT using reporters/interviewers/talk show hosts/etc or Scientologists.

    October 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  16. Vassil

    1. Maradona – Hugo Chavez

    The Argentine has appeared on Chavez's, denouncing George W. Bush and calling himself a "Chavizta" in 2007.

    2. Hugo Chavez – Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos "the Jackal"

    Carlos "the Jackal" is known to have sporadic correspondence with Chavez. The Venezuelan President has referred to him
    as "a distinguished compatriot" and a "good friend."

    3. Carlos "the Jackal" – Ernest Gellner

    Prof. Gellner taught at LSE Sociology Department while "the Jackal" was taking classes there.

    4. Ernest Gellner – George Soros

    Gellner became chair of CEU's Centre for the Study of Nationalism, a programme funded by Soros.

    October 21, 2009 at 7:30 am | Reply
  17. otpor

    George Sorros (the antechrist as described by Heather Cottin, British journalist) sponsored–moveon.org– for desinformation and diversion as he was working with the Bush administration thru the N.E.D. (national endowment for destruction of democracy) and financed and organized contest and opposition movements in Ukraine, Georgia, Russia and Yugoslavia to prepare war and/or the installation of USA puppet leaders in these countries, succeeded in all except Russsia which ousted him out of the country

    December 9, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Reply

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