Having survived one of the darkest moments in history, George Soros has proven that not even his past can slow him down. Born in Hungary, George moved to England at an early age due to the Nazi’s invasion of his country. George rose beyond expectations and has now become one of the richest men we have in the world. Considered by many as a liberal billionaire, George Soros’ interests lie greatly in politics. He was the biggest funder to the Democratic Party, in which he donated $25 million to Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democratic candidates, in their causes.
Supporting political parties is not the only thing this billionaire is up to.
George is also involved in active trading. He is clearly a man of many talents. Back to his political interests, George was a big supporter of Hillary due to his passion on matters concerning immigration reforms, criminal justice reforms and religious tolerance. These were matters close to his heart and he felt they were threatened by the opposing political party. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
A man with a great desire to restore a peaceful world
George Soros great work was also seen in his commitment to the contribution of $5 million. This contribution went to a group called immigrant voters win that sought to increase the number of Hispanic voters. Another of his many works is the commitment to contribute another $5 million to a non-profit group that wanted to ensure that no one is restricted to vote.
His contribution that is driven by his passion was similar to what he did in 2004 where he boosted John Kerry against Bush. He made a contribution of $24 million towards John Kerry because of his opposition to the Iraq war and other policies that he felt were oppressive. Through his international Foundations, Soros has contributed more than $13 billion over the years to non-profits. This money goes towards defending human rights, expanding access to the health care and education system in the U.S. and ensuring the democratic process in Eastern Europe is in good shape. Read his profile at Washington Times.
Restoration of Human Rights
Soros has been a very busy man as he has also played a very big role by giving $33 million in a period of one year to the Ferguson, Missouri, protest movement. This movement was motivated by the killing of a Ferguson teenager who went by the name Michael Brown.
Soros also funded the grass-roots organizations known as Gamaliel which helped add to the Ferguson demonstration. This is a clear indication of Soros’ passion and desire to give a voice to minority and to bring justice where need be. Whether funding political parties or human rights parties, George Soros has proven that more needs to be done, and he is the man to do it.
Kenneth P. Vogel (2016) George Soros rises again: Politico
Joel Himelfarb (2015) George Soros Funded Ferguson Protests: Washington Times