With a wealth totaling to $25 billion, George Soros is one of the wealthiest people in the world. He has made a lot of money from trading the financial markets from the 1970 to date. He is the owner of the Soros Fund Management, one of the leading hedge funds in the world. George Soros is not only wealthy but also very philanthropic. He uses his money to support noble causes in the world. Most of them are causes geared to a fair and just society where no one is discriminated upon due to their color, believes or any other reasons. He believes in a society that respects the rights of others no matter what. George Soros name appears prominently in the political circles all over the world.
In the U.S presidential elections of 2016, George Soros featured a lot since he was one of the financiers of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Soros is said to have contributed over $30 million towards the campaign. He is a strong critic of the Trumps administration. His activities are not limited to the United States only, he funds numerous organizations that advocate for democratic governance as well as equal rights for the people. He has been actively supporting the activities of the human and civil rights movements all over the world.
George Soros motivation to advocate for a just society was pushed by the acts of the Nazi regime, which cost more than half a million Jews their lives. Born in Hungary, he was able to witness all these acts unfold. Since then, he has always wanted a society that respects that rights of others. There was nothing wrong the over half a million Jews in the country had done. It was just because they belonged to a different race. Soros hopes that the world can move away from such trivialities and focus on embracing peaceful coexistence of the people in a manner that everyone is given the opportunity to fully their rights and freedoms.
Through his Open Society Foundation, Soros has made donations worth more than $14 billion. Open Society Foundation supports noble initiatives which are supported to make life better. Through the foundation, Soros funds movements that resist dictatorial governments in the world. Recently, Soros made the biggest funds transfer to his foundation. He transferred $18 billion dollars to this foundation. This makes it the second largest philanthropic foundation in the United States. It becomes second after the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation which has an endowment fund of $40 billion. Soros also funds various organizations privately. He is a big supporter of the rights of the LGBTI community in the world. He has spent a fortune trying to push for their agenda. He also has other initiatives that are intended to help the marginalized communities in the world. These are communities such as drug victims, refugees and immigrants. He does not stop there, he has supported medial initiatives such as the fight against Ebola. He has also funded the Art center in Rome. George Soros hopes that he will leave a legacy of a person who was dedicated to the fight against discrimination in the world and more