One of the world’s known philanthropist George Soros has supported organizations that fight for transparency, accountable government, and those that encourage justice and equality. To date, Soros has made a contribution of about $12 billion. Groups he has supported include Europe’s Roma people, groups representing sex workers, drug users, LGBTI community among others. Born in Hungary in 1930, he experienced discrimination in his life. He survived the 1944-1945 Nazi occupation that saw the death of 500,000 Hungarian Jews. His family survived the murder through securing false identity papers. In an interview with open society foundation, Soros revealed that instead of submitting to their fate, they concealed their backgrounds and helped others do so. After the Hungary war, Soros left for London where he worked part time as a nightclub waiter. He used his wages for his studies and then in 1956, he left for the United States and entered the finance and investment world. He made his fortune in this industry and 1970; he launched a hedge fund known as Soros Fund Management. Learn more about George at Biography.
Soros has created a network of foundations and projects in 100 countries. He supports these projects using his fortune. At London school of economics, the first encounter Soros experienced was the philosophy of Karl Popper hence the name of his foundation. Popper wrote a book known as Open Society and Its Enemies in which he argues that a society can only prosper if it allows freedom of expression and democratic governance. The charitable works of George Soros began in 1979 when he gave scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid. He helped endorse the open exchange of ideas in the community Eastern Bloc in the 1980s where he gave out photocopies for the reprinting of banned texts. He also created Central European University after the fall of the Berlin wall; the school provided a space to promote critical thinking.
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After the cold war, he expanded his charity works to the United States, Asia and Africa where he supported efforts to create democratic, transparent and accountable societies. He criticized the war on drug calling it more harmful than the drug itself, and he helped start the American marijuana movement. Over the years, he has supported lawyers who represent unlawfully held individuals and has paid school fees for many students from marginalized groups.
Soros was at the center of Ferguson protest movement. He funded the Ferguson protest throughout the years and had mobilized groups across U.S. According to a report from the Washington times, Soros gave about $33 million for one year in support of groups that encouraged activists in Soros Ferguson movement. The contribution has been made through the open society foundation. His contributions have inspired activist groups to transform the one-day protest movement into a 24 hour a day national celebration. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
John Kasich was handed a large contribution and, it seems that it is not going over well with some people. Scott Bessent and Stanley Drucknmiller, who are both George Soros fund managers contributed roughly $488,375 to him. Soros is no stranger when it comes to spending his own money on many organizations. Groups like MoveOn.Org, ACORN and some Parliamentary Democrats had benefited tremendously. The Political Action Committee for Hilary Clinton also received a princely sum of eight million dollars.
With all the bantering between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz about the border, he is totally against their solution. George Soros thinks that we all must acknowledge that we have an open society. Kasich who seems like the level headed one for the Republicans, seems like he have hit the high note with Soros and his people. But the question remains, is this a bad thing? All eyes are on Ohio now where Kasich is expected to win that state in the primaries. For more on this article visit: www:thepoliticalinsider.com/major-gop-presidential-candidate-took-588375-george-soros/.
Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, his given names was Schwartz Gyorgy. He also has an American Citizenship and holds a Bachelor of Science form the London School of Economics in 1951. Forbes billionaire George Soros is the Chairman of Soros Fund Management, Open Society and the Founder of Quantum Fund. He is said to be worth roughly $24.9 billions US, making him the thirty richest individual in the world. It been said that he actually broke the bank of England, by devaluing the pound. This action made him a profit of $1 billion.
George Soros is know as a philanthropist. In 1970 he gave a group of black students monies to attend the University of Cape Town, during the days of apartheid in South Africa. He also funded protester in Soviet Union. Soros is a very generous giver. In September 2006 he donated a pricey sum of $5 million to the Millennium Project.This money was allocated for education, agriculture and for medical purposes, for the villages in Africa which were being affected by poverty. Bloomberg Business made a statement that this was different because he is known for giving donations to politicians. He counteracted by saying that poverty stems from bad government.
A prestigious University such as, the New School for Social Research, Oxford University, Yale University and this is just to name a few, had given him honorary doctoral degrees. Soros was also a mediator when Hungary went from communism to democracy. He also supported Proposition 19, this is a bill that made marijuana legal in California and he is also big advocate of the Open Society Foundations. In 2003 he wrote The Bubble of American Supremacy, here he wrote against President Bush organization. Soros has done so much and is still doing a lot for people and organization. One can definitely say that he is one in a billion.