The Philanthropist George Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary. He has given over 12 billion dollars to different organizations, groups and individuals to support in various fights. Some of the fights he has supported are government accountability, promotion of equality and justice, freedom of expression and transparent dealings among others. He is a strong believer in a society that has no discrimination. Living through an era of hardship, he understands the importance of helping others.
George moved to London in 1947 where he worked two jobs, a waiter of a night-club and a railway porter. He worked both jobs so that he could be able to afford his school fees at the London School of Economics where he had enrolled for part time classes. After almost 10 years, he moved to the U.S. to start his career in investments and finance. Persistent on his hard work, he started his own hedge fund in 1970 which is called the Soros Fund Management. He has since become one of the renowned entrepreneurs and investors in the U.S. He later began Open Society Foundation. The Foundation is in various countries, over 100, where it runs different projects in. They have different partners and foundations they work with. The work they do is focused on showing the Karl Popper’s philosophy from the Soros point of view and learn more about Soros.
Soros began his philanthropy by giving scholarships to the South Africans blacks in 1979. He also started the Central European University space after the Berlin Wall fall. Furthermore, he has played a huge part in the cultural exchange of nations and helped in the formation of transparency, democracy and accountability. He has fought for movements such as the medical marijuana usage in America. George has stood up for the oppressed by supporting lawyers in fighting for their cases. Soros has paid school fees for the underprivileged. The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Global Witness and the European Council on Foreign Relations are some of the organizations he has supported. He continues to advocate for policies that are positive globally.
George Soros has made a comeback recently by committing to donating over 25 million dollars to candidates of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to support their causes. He has been the greatest democratic supporter so far. George is a guru at what he does, he has earned a fortune of almost 25 billion dollars even in the current risk in trading currencies. He continues to monitor and study the economy in Europe very keenly. He continued to give support to Clinton because he believed in her and the causes she stood for. Some of the money was given to Priorities USA Action, American Bridge 21st Century and Immigrant Voters Win among others to support Clinton in her political agenda and more information click here.