George Soros was born in august 12, 1930. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1947, he migrated to England. When he was in the UK, he attended the London school of Economics and graduated with a bachelors degree.Later he pursued masters in Philosophy. He started his career in England and USA. Apart from being a businessman, George Soros is also known to be a business magnate, philanthropist and author. He is a successful investor. This is according to Wikipedia.According to Open Society Foundation, Soros is a respected philanthropists in the world. He has generously given away more than $32 billion to fund the Open Society Foundation. The central European university in Budapest was also founded by Soros and he happens to be the primary founder of its activities.
Under the stewardship of George Soros, the Open Society Foundation has all over the world supported many individuals and organizations that are particularly advocating for freedom of expression, transparent government, justice and equality to every individual. Also, the foundation has really assisted promising but needy students in provision of the school and university fees. Such individuals would have otherwise be excluded from such opportunities were it not for the generous support of Open Society Foundation.Similarly, according to Open Society Foundation, the group has also focused on people who are facing discrimination in the society for being who they are. Such groups of people are Europe’s Roma people, drug abusers and sex workers.
Soros’ giving has been extended beyond his own foundations.According to New York Times, it’s in record that in 2017, Soro transferred $18 billion of his wealth to the Soros Open Society Foundation. This fund is meant to be used in funding all the activities of the foundation in future. After this giving, Soros’ contribution towards the foundation amounted to over $30 billion.With this enormous philanthropic giving, Open society Foundation becomes the second largest philanthropic group in United States behind Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to Forbes, George Soros is ranked to be the 29th wealthiest person in the world.
According to CNBC, George Soros didn’t restrict his charitable work in America only. He was actively involved in assisting the black South Africans by providing them with scholarships during the country’s Apartheid.George Soros has also been actively involved in shaping the politics of America and in some countries in the world. According to Reuters, Soros donated $1 million, which was meant to back President Barack Obama’s re-election. That was in September 27, 2012. In October 2013, George Soros also donated $25,000 in support of Hillary Clinton presidential bid.George Soros is thus one of the most respected philanthropists across the world due to his generous giving and charitable work for the betterment of the profiled individuals, unfair society and ensuring that there is democracy in most countries. The man is a role model to American progressives who seek to improve the world using their own effort and finances.