George Soros had been silent since the 2004 election. He has shown his support to Hillary Clinton by boosting her campaign and that of other Democrats and different causes by giving more than twenty-five million dollars. Mr. Soros has had a close relationship with Mrs. Clinton and is said to be more involved in her campaigns than he has been in a long time. George’s concern about criminal justice reforms, religious tolerance, and immigration reforms are the main reasons he contributed to the Democratic causes. There are other donors, but George Soros is considered the one with the most potential.
Mr. Soros and his team believe that in a democratic world, people should be involved in its government. He has donated at least thirty-three million dollars to various groups that were making inputs in the hope of bringing on civil action. The different groups funded by George Soros helped in mobilizing the protestors and making coalition on the ground; Ferguson also received online support and social media campaign. Read this story about George at politico.com.
History of George Soros
George Soros was born on August 1930 in Budapest and immigrated to England in 1947, after Nazis came to Hungary. He graduated with a bachelor’s at London school of Economics and later a Master degree in Philosophy. Before starting Double Eagle his first hedge fund, Mr. Soros had worked at merchant banks. He used the money made at Double Eagle to open his second hedge fund, the Soros Fund Management. George Soros is considered among the most successful investors in the world and with a net worth of over twenty billion dollars, he is in the top thirty richest in the world.
George Soros philanthropy
George Soros philanthropist nature has seen him be among the top worldwide. He has given more than $10 billion to causes he believes in. In 1970, he funded black students to help them attend the University of Cape Town. The top causes that Mr. Soros believe in are:
- Freedom of expression
- Accountable government
- Justice and Equality
His donations focus on people who are discriminated because of who they are. George Soros has a first-hand experience with this since his family survived the murder of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews during his early years in Budapest. They were also able to help other families survive the killings. George wants to see a fair world where everyone is treated the same regardless of their race, color or sex. He contributes towards these causes with a hope that it will make that world a reality. He once said that his success had given him independence in that he can make his path to the world that is more open, just and equitable. Read his profile at Washington Times.
Kenneth P. Vogel (2016) George Soros rises again, Politico, retrieved from: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267
Joel Himelfarb (2015) George Soros Funded Ferguson Protests: Washington Times, retrieved from: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/