George Soros, A Philanthropist to Admire

George Soros is a Hungarian-American philanthropist, investor and also author. George is one of the few wealthy investors in the world. By May 2017, his net worth was twenty-five billion dollars making him appear in the list of top thirty most affluent people in the globe. Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930 but later he migrated to England where enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in London School of Economics. Just after finishing his bachelors, Soros enrolled for Master’s Degree in Philosophy. After completing his master’s studies, George started his journey of career by taking several jobs at merchant banks in England and later in the United States. From experience he received from these posts, Soros launched his first hedge fund called the Double Eagle in 1969. The profits he received from this fund provided him enough capital to start his second hedge fund in 1970, the Soros Fund Management.

As one of the notable philanthropist in the world, Soros has donated more than thirty-two dollars of his money to the Open Society Foundations’ work around the globe. Under his guidance, the Open Society Foundations have helped people and organizations all over the world to fight for a responsible government, freedom of expression and agencies that fight for justices and equality. Open society Foundations has also offered university and school fees for multiple bright students who would otherwise have been denied good opportunities that are attached to education. Mainly, his donation gets customarily concentrated to those who face discrimination because of whom they are. For instance, he has supported organizations that represent Europe’s Roma People and other people who get pushed to the edges of the mainstream society such as the sex workers, the drug users, and the LGBT people.

Soros started his philanthropy nature in 1979 where offered scholarships to the black South Africans under the apartheid. Later, in 1980 he assisted in the promotion of the open exchange of ideas in Communists Hungary by supporting the academic visit of the west and backing-up the green independent cultural groups other initiatives.

Through Open Society Foundations, Soros supported the Ebola treatment centers in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. He has also funded the struggles to defend the citizens of the US from nation wave of hate conflicts the period after 2016 election. His political stance is always to be democratic. That is why supported Hillary Clinton and other democrats politicians in the previous United State election. In 2012, Soros donated one million dollars to the super PAC to back the re-election of President Barack Obama. In the same manner, he supported the candidature of Hillary Clinton by donating $ 25000 to super PAC national committee, a committee that got dedicated to strategizing for the election of Hillary Clinton as the President of the United States of America. and Follow him Twitter.com

This year Soros has made his most significant donation ever to the Open Society Foundation by giving the organization eighteen billion dollars. It is also one of the most significant contributions done by a single individual in the entire globe. and more information click here

 

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