George Soros was born in Hungary during the Nazi occupation. He lived through the Holocaust, and had to run from the mistreatment. This is probably the past which shaped him into the relentless crusader of human rights that he is. He started his first Hedge fund after graduating from the London School of Economics. He is an investor in the stocks industry, and has always been an ardent supporter of Open Society Foundations and their activities. George Soros got his big break when he made a short sale of 10 billion pounds and made a profit of 1 billion pounds on a single day. He then moved to the US and has been running his operations from here.
George is one of those people who put their money where their ideas are. He has always believed in the Democratic Party their ideals. He started active participation in their politics during the Bush versus Kerry run for the White House. Soros got interested because of Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan, and the Humanitarian crisis that it created. He was disappointed when Kerry did not make it, but he started an active campaign to make sure that the government of the day was kept in check. This included media infiltration reporting and PACs activities to promote liberal ideas.
In 2007, he was rallying behind Hillary Clinton, because he has always believed in her politics. However, when she lost the nomination to Obama, he threw his weight behind Obama and he won the race. In 2016, he was fully behind Clinton’s run for office. He contributed more than $25 million to her campaign and even managed to champion many other Democrats.
The recent past has been quite busy for Soros and the charities that he supports. For instance, he was behind the financing of the protests against the shooting of a black teenage boy by a white cop. He financed the hiring of the buses that ferried protestors into the state for the three week long protests. By the end of the protests, the movement that is now known as Black Lives Matter had been born.
The most recent news from the foundation is that Soros has decided to donate $18 billion of his massive $25 billion estate to the foundation. It is believed that he will be releasing even more wealth to the foundation in the near future. This, combined with the over $6 billion that he has given to the Open Society Foundations over the past two decades, makes his foundation one of the largest in the world, besides the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There is a number of philanthropic activities that the money will cater for now, and in the future. All this is in an attempt to make the world the better place that Soros believes it can be. It is clear that George Soros has invested his entire life to fighting social injustices, and that he will stop at nothing to make sure that these injustices are fought and eliminated. and Follow him Twitter.com