In July 2016, the hedge fund legend and major political donor George Soros was about to attend his first ever Democratic National Convention as the guest of Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when he decided the most important thing on his agenda was to monitor the refugee crisis in the European Union. This story from Politico is a good example of how George Soros lives his life, not for the well-known Democrat is it important to obtain personal glories, but instead the needs of the neediest in the world always feature highly on his to do list; Soros may have backed the U.S. Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton to the tune of around $25 million, but the thoughts of the man who broke the Bank of England in 1992 remain rooted in the problems of those who do not have access to their own basic human rights.
George Soros has built an impressive personal fortune of over $25 billion that has been based on the skills of the Hungarian born financial expert to predict political and social events occurring around the world; according to Forbes. The impressive business expert differs from many on Wall Street as he has led a life that sounds as though it was lifted directly from the pages of a book. Born in 1930, George Soros and his Jewish family were forced into hiding when Nazi German forces occupied the country and forced the patriarch of the family to used forged papers to keep his family alive as more than 500,000 Jewish community members in Hungary were slaughtered during the Holocaust; following the conclusion of World War II, George Soros found himself living under Communist rule in Hungary and set out as a refugee to study at the London School of Economics. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Although he established his Open Society Foundations global network of charitable groups in the 1980s, George Soros has become best known for his major political giving in the U.S. Soros made his political name during the 2004 election campaign with a $27 million investment made in the campaign of Democrat John Kerry in his losing battle to defeat incumbent President George W. Bush; the loss of the 2004 election led directly to the establishment of the George Soros backed Democracy Alliance that seeks to develop new ways of bringing liberal candidates to office in the U.S. In recent months, George Soros and his fellow major Democrat donors have become the fiercest critics of incoming President Donald Trump and have vowed to do everything in their power to battle the attempts of Republicans to destroy the legacy of President Barrack Obama.
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George Soros is a Hungarian American businessman, investor, philanthropist, author, and political activist. He is the chairman of the Soros Fund Management and is one of the richest people in the world. Soros earned a both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in philosophy from the London School of Economics. He has also received several honorary doctorate degrees.
George Soros is very politically active and has become outspoken against the current Trump administration. He is a well known supporter of progressive and liberal political causes and has given billions of dollars to politics and philanthropy. Part of his philanthropic efforts has included providing for one of the largest endowments to Europe’s higher education in Budapest. His philanthropy spreads all over the world on Snopes including giving millions of dollars to help provide educational, agricultural, and medical aid to help villages in Africa that are stricken with poverty. He gave fifty million dollars to the Millennium Promise project to help those in Africa. A majority of his philanthropic focus is on fostering democracy and good government around the world, and also to provide for those in poverty as a result of bad governments.
Being very politically active in America, Soros believes that the new President, Donald Trump, is a con-man and a would be dictator that is destined to fail. George Soros feels that American democracy is in crisis thanks to the behavior, policies, and intentions of the new President. He feels that Trump is filling his cabinet with incompetent appointees and retired generals on nytimes.com. Soros believes that Trump never expected to win, that he simply was wanting to build his brand and businesses through the free publicity. It will be hard for Americans to understand or predict where and how Trump will act and try to force the country to go because he hasn’t thought it through.
While being pessimistic about Trump and the new administration, George Soros has hope for American democracy and the future of the country. He is certain that democracy will remain strong and resilient in the United States. Thanks to the constitution, he believes the country is strong enough to resist the would be dictator and will prevent the over reach of the executive brand, thus preventing him from becoming an actual dictator on opensocietyfoundations.org. However, in the meantime, the United States will suffer from internal struggles. Not only will it struggle internally, the United States will be unable to promote and protect other democracies around the globe. According to Soros, Trump stands for a different kind of government, and the government Trump wants and desires is the opposite of an open society and what the core values of America are.