Meet George Soros, a Financial Strategist, Philanthropist, and Political Influencer

George Soros is a renowned philanthropist that has donated over $12 million to aid individuals and foundations advocating for freedom of expression, justice, equality, transparency, and accountability in government. Mr. Soros has worked with different forms of people facing discrimination including drug users, LGBT individuals, and sex workers. George’s passion for helping the discriminated emerges from personal experiences having lived through the Nazi occupation that led to the murder of more than 500,000 Jews. George Soros and his family managed to survive by obtaining fake documentation, and he fled Budapest in 1947 for London.

On moving to London, Mr. Soros enrolled at the London School of Economics while working part-time as a railway porter and waiter at a nightclub. Later in 1956, George relocated to the US where he began his finance profession working at a merchant bank. In 1970, Soros founded his hedge fund dubbed the ‘Soros Fund Management’ and has since evolved into one of the most successful investors in American history. Forbes featured George for his bet against the British pound that broke England’s monetary system overnight and made him lots of profits.

Given his vast fortune, Mr. Soros launched the Open Society Foundation, a system comprising of foundations, partners, and projects in over 100 nations in Africa, Asia, and the US. The organization aimed to offer generous aid to help several communities in different parts of the globe. For instance, Open Society Foundation offered scholarships to South African under apartheid. Besides the organization in the 1980’s assisted in promoting an open exchange of ideas during the Communist Eastern Bloc after it gave photocopiers to reprint banned texts. In the 2000s, Soros was on the forefront to advocate for same-sex marriages in the United States and more information click here.

Additionally, George Soros has also financed paralegals and attorneys representing millions of persons detained illegally. George has gone beyond Open Society Foundation horizon to support independent establishments like Global Witness, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the International Crisis Group.

Besides his benevolent nature, George Soros is also an influential political figure worldwide. Such recognition emanates from his several years’ experience in restructuring the political domain of different countries across the universe. For instance, George has led to the collapse of several regimes that had stayed in power for many years. Mr. Soros is a liberal and a critic of the current president of the United States, Donald Trump and Follow his Twitter.

Earlier on Soros had donated over $27 million to help remove President Bush from office after which he decided to stop financing politics. Nevertheless, he came back into the scene to back up Hillary Clinton’s candidacy by giving out nearly $ 25 million to fund her campaigns as well as other democratic candidates.

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