For many, putting their reputation and wealth on the line seems for the sake of other’s welfare seems like an impossible thing to do. However that is what George Soros has been doing for the last three decades. The Hungarian-American billionaire is one of the leading champions of democracy, human rights, government accountability, equality and justice in multiple countries around the world. He has invested his time and money in helping others through various political and philanthropic programs. While helping the millions that he has all across the world has come at a great expense (his lifetime giving top $14 billion), George Soros will say that it has been more than worth and read full article.
George Soros’s childhood was harder than that of many. He was born and raised in Hungary just before the beginning of World War II. He only managed to come out of the war unharmed because his father forged their identification documents to indicate that they were not Jews and George Soros’s lacrosse camp. After the end of the war, he took the bold step to try advancing his life by moving to a different country, England. While there, he studied Philosophy at the London School of Economics before eventually moving into the field of banking. Then, in 1956, only nine years after moving to London, Soros decided to immigrate to the United States. He continued working in finance and investment while in the United States and greatly perfected his skill in securities trading in the process. By 1970, he had amassed enough knowledge and experience to form his own investment fund, Soros Fund Management. This fund has since grown to become one of the biggest and most successful in the world and learn more about George Soros.
Open Society Foundations
To facilitate the effective advancement of his liberal political ideas, George Soros in the 1980s formed the Open Society Foundations. These foundations number more than 20 in total and are engaged in struggles for democracy at various levels in countries and regions all around the globe. Since the first foundation was created in 1948, Soros has contributed more than $14 billion towards their programs since. The impact of the Open Societies Foundations has been felt in more than 100 countries. In fact, the Open Society is only rivaled in size in the United States by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A great deal of George Soros’s philanthropic undertakings have also been done through the Open Society Foundations. It is believed that Soros began his philanthropic endeavors when he offered scholarships to black students to enable them access education in apartheid South Africa. His resolve for helping people has only grown since, as can be seen by his recent decision to support millions of refugees and immigrants across the world and Follow him Twitter.com.