George Soros is one of the foremost philanthropists in the world with a total contribution of over $12billion. He was born in Hungary in 1930. George studied in London school of economics where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree and then masters in philosophy. He went through the Nazi occupation of 1944, which led to the murder of Hungarian Jews who were over 500,000. His funding aims at supporting organizations and individuals who are fighting for freedom of expression, accountability in government, transparency, and societies promoting justice and equality. His primary focus is often on those who experience discrimination because of their race, color or origin. George Soros also supports groups representing Roma people in Europe and those marginalized in the mainstream society such as sex workers and drug users and read full article.
George moved to the United States in 1956, where he entered the world of investment and finance to make fortunes. In 1970, he launched Soros Fund Management, which was his own and progressed to becoming one of the most successful investors in the history of United States. George then used his fortune to create Open Society Foundation, which is a network of partners, foundations, and projects in more than 100 countries. Its name and work reflect Karl Popper’s philosophy that flourishing of societies can only take place when they allow respect of individual rights, freedom of expression and democratic governance. Open Society Foundation has placed this approach at the core of its work.
In 1979, Soros began his philanthropy by providing scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid. He has helped promote the open exchange of ideas in the Eastern Bloc of Communist, fostered critical thinking by creating the Central European University after the fall of Berlin wall, and funded cultural exchanges between the West and Eastern Europe, which helped the Soviet society to open itself to the world. He then expanded his philanthropy to Africa, Asia, and the United States after the cold war was over and learn more about George Soros.
In 2004, George spent $27 million as he tried to defeat President George W. Bush, which made him dial back his political giving. However, he has now risen as a leading funder of Democratic politics. George Soros has donated more than $25 million to boost Hillary Clinton and Democratic causes and candidates. That is according to Federal Election Commission interviews and records with his Democratic fundraising operatives and associates. George is more politically engaged, which according to people close to him is different from other years and this is due to his faith in Clinton and Twitter.com.
George has given other donations given such as $7million to a super PAC called Priorities USA Action that support Clinton, $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century a researcher of the opposition, and $5 million to a super PAC devoted to increasing turn out called Immigrant Voters Win. Others include donations to a non-profit organization devoted to fighting against restricting voting and a voter mobilization group named American Votes and George’s lacrosse camp.