Anyone who spends a bit of time reading about the political world will start to hear some names more than others. One name that often pops up is George Soros and there is no wonder why, as he is very active in the political world. He has been involved in politics and humanitarian work in one way or another for many years. Before thinking you know who he is, take a little time to read about his history, and some of the things he has done and is doing for society.
History of George Soros
It is often our past experiences that help mold us into the people we are today. That is certainly the case for George Soros. The humanitarian was born in 1930 in Hungary. He grew up during the 1944-1945 Nazi occupation that left more than 500,000 Jewish Hungarians dead as well as countess others. His Jewish family had to conceal who they were, get fake papers and helped others do the same, just so they could escape and survive. The communist power consolidated in Hungary and in 1947 Soros fled from Budapest to England and safety. Here he found work as a railway porter. This along with being a waiter helped him afford to get through the London School of Economics. A short time after, he found work with a merchant bank and finances became his endeavor. He worked on Wall Street after moving to New York in 1956. This is where he really became established in the world of investments and finance paving the way to a current $25.2 billion in net worth today. His career really took off in 1969 when he started his own $12 million-dollar hedge fund. Learn more about George at Biography.
The name George Soros and the word Philanthropy go hand in hand; and, why shouldn’t they? Mr. Soros has given away more than $12 billion dollars to date. He has supported organizations and individual people all over the world, defending the rights of freedom to express and societal justice for everyone. In fact, this past September, he administered $500 million to refugee and migrant founded initiatives and businesses, paving the way for improved relations.
It is also important to understand the political impact Mr. Soros has had. Soros is active with the Democratic Party and is one of their largest donors. He has worked hard and paid millions over the past couple of years campaigning to elect new prosecutors around the country who are on board with reforming our current criminal system. Three district attorney races he is currently involved in supporting are found in counties in the southwest states, including Colorado, Arizona and Texas.
Mr. Soros doesn’t just keep himself busy with the political system and supporting social justice, he also is working for society as a whole. Recently, he spent $4 million to aide in finding a solution for the Ebola problem and this is in addition to numerous other acts for the health and betterment of society. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.