George Soros is an American who has his roots in Hungary. He was born in 1930 in Hungary; he later migrated to England and studied in London School of economist for his degree and then his masters in philosophy. His career started by taking jobs at a bank before starting his Hedge fund. Born in the German Nazis era where 500,000 Hungarian Jews were killed, his family survived on having false identity papers. He is today a resident of New York City.
George Soros is a liberal billionaire who occasionally engages in politics by funding Democratic Party candidates. He shot into political limelight when he supported the Democrats to defeat the then President George W Bush in 2004. That political year he spent a total of $27 million on election campaigns. After this, he has proven to be leading funder of the Democratic politics. He also funded the Obama campaign by donating $1 million to the Super PAC. George Soros gave $25 million to the Hillary Clintons campaign to defeat Donald Trump this is according to Politico Podcast. George Soros’ political interest became high in 2016 when his friend of 25 yrs Hillary Clinton wanted to become the president.
They say that his political ambition was motivated by his faith in Clinton and the fear of his business rival Donald Trump who stocks fear. The claims were refuted by his political advisor who says he is against Trump because of his hostility to what Soros cares. He has been a leading businessman who amassed $24.9 billion through currency trade. According to Politico Podcast, George has always wanted to fight for is religious tolerance, criminal justice reforms and immigration reforms. Read his profile at Business Insider.
It is said that Soros was the catalyst that made other wealthy activists such as Tom Steyer, Don Sussman, and Haim Saban donate to Clinton’s campaign. His philanthropic prowess was shown when he gave $13 billion in the past three decades to NGOs that fight for Human rights; expand access to health care and education in the US.
His human rights effort was shown when he financed the Ferguson protest movement. According to financial records viewed by Washington Times democratic-convention-226267, Mr. Soros funded and mobilized groups across the US. According to the tax filing of his foundation the open society foundation it is estimated that Soros gave $33 million in a year to support the groups on the ground activists in Ferguson. Learn more about this article at washingtontimes.com.
His funding to activist groups ensured that a one-day criminal event catapulted into a public worry in less than 24hr of its happening. According to Kenneth Zimmerman, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-Soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/ the Open Society Foundation director says that their belief is that participating in government is important as it is exercising democracy.
He also added that helping groups in funding their research, data collection, and policy making with the community is important because it makes communities accountable. Lastly, as you have Soros has received doctorate degrees from the University of Oxford. He has also been included into institutional investors Alpha, and in 2014 he was ranked number one in LCH top, 20 managers.