George Soros is one of the world’s finely tuned philanthropists who believe the imperfect world can gradually be improved. He has the zeal to empower and enlighten people as a move towards enhancing their living standards. Mr. Soros lived through an era where Hungarian were captives of the Nazi about 500,000 of them perished as a result. His family, however, managed to be safe after falsifying their ethnic background and helping others through similar stunts.
Years later, George Soros managed to study economics and has since then had a successful career. He made quite a fortune from the same, enough to invest in other firms, establish his own foundations and companies. Apparently, he has given away part of his resources to good causes based on Karl Popper’s philanthropy; a society can be enhanced through the administration of justice, equality, freedom of expression, respect for human rights and good governance.
He runs the Open Society Foundations, a charity based organization empowering communities economically and intellectually. It has initiated projects in over 100 countries around the world including United States of America, Asia, and Africa. Under the apartheid in South Africa moved by a desire to end discrimination, he availed education to the student of the Black race through scholarly scholarships. Still, in southern Africa, he leads to the establishment of Movement for Democratic Change primarily focusing on enacting regime reforms and changes beneficial to the Zimbabweans.
During the downtrend of the Berlin Wall, the established the Central European University to foster good education, innovation and make it possible to transition away from communism. George Soros granted the Eastern and Central Europe about $100 million to curb the economic crisis in 2009. He, however, does follow up to ensure there is accountability, transparency, and projects implementation. He has been very instrumental in criticizing societal and government-linked ills that have a negative impact on the people. George Soros has advocated against drug use, same-sex marriage or heterosexual relationships. Read his profile at Forbes.
Politically, George Soros has given to course to bring reforms in a bid to bring the governance into an ideal level that will run public resources fairly and efficiently. Open Society Foundation has been the tool for his giving. By 2017, he had given $18 billion but cumulatively since 1984 when the organization was founded, and he has donated $30 billion. George Soros has supported activities of the International Crisis Group, Institute for New Economic Thinking, European Council on Foreign Relations and the Global Witness. Read more on nytimes.com.
About George Soros
He was born in 1930 as Gyorgy Schwartz in Budapest but is an American national at the moment. George Soros is an alumnus of the London School of Economics a school he self-enrolled and attained a bachelors and masters degree in philosophy. He worked with Merchant Banks before founding Double Eagle hedge fund in 1969. This firm later rebranded to Quantum Fund, and he has since then left management say for his advisory role.
George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management established in 1970 to focused on assets and stock management. He is also the founder and funder of the Open Society Foundation. He has invested heavily in capital and stock markets and is an accomplished hedge fund manager and renowned philanthropists.