In 2015, George Soros donated $8 million to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. George Soros is a billionaire political financier has returned to the political funding field after he failed to oust George W. Bush in 2004. Im December, George Soros gave a donation of $6 million to Priorities USA Action, a leading super PAC in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. This marked his triumphant return to the biggest political givers in American politics list. The Hungarian born billionaire investor gave a total of $8 million in 2015 to fund the campaigns of Hillary Clinton. His donation went to pro-Clinton groups.
Priorities USA action, the super PAC that was given the $6-million December donation, managed to raise over $41 million in 2015. In the second half of that year, Priorities USA Action raised $25 million. This half marked its biggest success in early political donations. The other portion of the $41 million was raised in the first half of 2015. The Federal Election Commission released a report indicating that this super PAC had roughly above $36 million of the donations still in the bank in the beginning of 2016. Other big wig political funders who came behind George Soros in the 2015 biggest donors are; Haim Saban, Hollywood mogul and his wife Cheryl Saban gave out $3 million; Herb Sandler and Donald Sussman, gave out $1.5 million each; Working for Working Americans, a union-affiliated super PAC gave out $1.5 million, all this came out in the second half of 2015.
George Soros started his comeback in the first half of 2015, where he gave out $2 million. This money was divided as follows; $1 million was donated to Priorities USA and $1 million was donated to another Clinton super PAC known as the American Bridge 21st Century. George Soros is currently seen as the creme de la creme of political funding among Democrats. He is known for his willingness to donate eight-figures towards political funding. In 2004, he donated over $20 million to groups that were campaigning to oust the then-President George W. Bush. In 2012, George Soros did not spend much on the political scene, he donated $1 million to the super PAC Priorities USA, in support of President Obama’s reelection. It has been rumored that George Soros has been looking forward to support Hillary Clinton some day. He said that Hillary Clinton has been her great ally who has always been ready to hold talks on policies with him.
George Soros is a Hungarian born American billionaire investor who has a passion for politics. He has over time supported democratic and visionary leader all over the world through his Open Societies foundation. He is also a human rights and democracy activist. He is also known for his deep economic skills and expertise, and has been an economic analyst for a long time.
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