George Soros has invested more in helpful resources towards the promotion of democratic ideals. He is the leading philanthropists in the world. Who is a philanthropist? A philanthropist is a person with a spirit and desire of promoting the welfare of others, by generously donating money or the resources to aid charitable work.
George Soros was born from a Jewish family in Budapest. He comes from a humble background. Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and the fight of Budapest in the Second World War. In 1947, he relocated to England, where he joined the London School of Economics and served the position of waiter and porter. Later on, George got the entry-level position of working in finance. In 1956, George crossed the Atlantic sea, heading to New York City, he was an analyst to vice president and investment fund executive.
For more than three decades, George has offered more than $18 billion to the worldwide network of the foundation. The $18 billion corresponds to almost 80% of his total wealth. Before donations, George had a net worth of $23 billion, holding the position of 29th richest person worldwide. The Open Society foundation that he established in 1979 is the cornerstone of George ideas on freedom, human rights, and democracy, in the United States and abroad. After launching the Open Society Foundations, Soros has given out $12 billion in the four decades.
George began his philanthropy in 1979, by offering scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid. In the 1980s, Communist Eastern Bloc received photocopiers that were to promote the exchange of ideas, from Soros. George established Central European University as a way of improving critical thinking, after the fall of Berlin wall. Also, he supported the exchange of culture among the west and Eastern Europe that was a cornerstone of aiding the Soviet society.
During the Cold War, he extended his charitable work to the Africa, United States, and Asia, aiding the new effort of developing a democratic, transparent and accountable societies. George was the first person to condemn the war on drugs since it was more harmful than the issue of the drug itself. As a result, he supported the start of America’s medical marijuana movement.
Over the years, George Soros has been aiding attorneys and paralegals, on behalf of thousands of unlawful individuals, who are the part of history in integrating Europe’s Roma, and gave the fees to schools and university for students from the marginalized community. George Soros has gone beyond his foundation, by helping independent organizations like the Council of European on Foreign Relations, Global Witness, institution of New Economic thinking and Global Witness. Read his profile at Business Insider.
In his current 80s, George still has a personal desire to the work of Open Society Foundations, exploring widely to aid the work of the foundation and campaigning for positive policy alliterations with the world leadership, both private and public.
Throughout his philanthropic history, Soros is famous for focusing the significant on tackling losing causes. Most of the issues that George has addressed are those issues which a complete solution might not occur.
Therefore George has contributed significantly to education, health, democracy and policy reform worldwide. Follow George Soros on twitter.com.