George Soros, a self-made billionaire, has been a force to reckon with in the United States and Europe. Not only is a politics enthusiast, but also philanthropy. Soros has contributed a significant amount of his wealth in support of different organizations.
One of the activist groups that have received a great contribution was the Ferguson protestors. In 2014, United States witnessed the assassination of a young black man. A day after he was shot dead, a huge number of people set to the streets to fight gainst the use of force by the American police. Soros was one of the donors who supported the protests. He contributed $33 million in 2015. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.
George Soros, founder and the Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. The Foundation seeks to support the civil societies across the world. The aim is to promote justice, Public health, and education. Soros has made significant contributions both in Europe and the United States.
George Soros is among the few billionaires who are openly against the President Donald Trump administration. In different occasions, Soros has blamed Donald Trump as being in support of ISIS.
Soros has also financially supported the political arena. In 2016, Soros donated $25 million in support of the Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and other candidates. Soros is a liberal and support organizations that are against the Donald Trump administration. Earlier in 2012, George donated $1 million in support of former President Barak Obama reelection campaign.
In Europe, Soros has donated money in support of the Soviet Union.
Soros began his philanthropic activity in the 1970s. He financed the black students attending the Cape Town University. Also, George has supported the feminist’s groups that promote the women rights.
George Soros immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1947 from Hungary. Due to his experience, Soros launched an organization to support the immigrants and refugee. He supports companies that are owned and managed by refugees and immigrants.
George Soros has funded projects that will enhance the drug Policy reforms.
Soros went to the England in 1947 and attended the London School of Economics for his Bachelor of Science and later his Master degree. Soros secured a job at the Singer and Friedlander in London. One of his co-workers recommended Soros, and that led to his appointment at the F.M. Mayer in New York. George was the arbitrage trader at the Company. This is a position that gave an opportunity to study on hedge funds. Soros took an interest with the European stock while he was working at Wertheim and Co. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
In 1970, Soros launched the Soros Fund Management. He served as the Chairman of the Company. George later renamed the Fund, Quantum Mechanics.