Getting Up Close and Personal with the Billionaire Philanthropist, George Soros

George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930. He grew up at a time when the country was occupied by the Germans and suffered the horror of the Holocaust. Soros ran away to Britain made his way to the London school of economics. He would later become an investor and a very successful hedge fund owner. He made his big break in 1993 and then moved from the UK to the country. He has been operating his businesses from here in New York for the past close to three decades.

There is much more the George Soros than just the track record as an investor. He is one of the most generous philanthropists supporters of an open society. George Soros has given away more than $6 billion to support different charities in the past 30 years. What is even more inspiring is the fact that he has pledged $18 billion of his $25 billion empire to the open society foundations. George has released this money in the hope that it will go a long way in improving the lives of those that need their voices to be heard. It is believed that he will release, even more, money to the charities shortly. This is a man who is interested in leaving a legacy.

Soros, like all other wealthy people who have a keen interest in philanthropy, has always believed in putting his money where his ideas lie. He has supported the Liberals for the past three decades. He believes in the progressive agenda that the party pushes for, and their genuine interest in the welfare of marginalized groups in the society. Soros has always contributed to the campaigns that are put up by different Democratic candidates. He threw his weight behind John Kerry’s run for office because he was dismayed by the humanitarian crisis that Bush created in Afghanistan. He supported Clinton in 2007, and also Obama. Last year he gave more than $25 million to support Clinton’s bid for the White House.

The other causes that he has supported over the years include the Ferguson protests, the push to have a free and democratic environment in Eastern Europe, the push for reforms in the way that the LGBTQ is treated and many others. He has a University named after him in Hungary and has inspired many scholars with his ideas.

Soros believes that the country is not headed in the right direction. There has been a rise in retrogressive groups ideas which seemed to have been buried in the past. Soros believes all this is the effect of Trump being in office. He thinks that even though a Clinton win would have kept America on the right track regarding Democracy, it is still possible to keep the government in check. He hopes that the contributions he has made to the open society foundation will help create a situation where the country will not ultimately go back to the past inequalities and injustices. Soros is looking forward to leaving a legacy in great leadership and charity. and more information click here