George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor, business mogul, philanthropist, and author. He was born in 1930 to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary. He came from a humble background, and he was fortunate to have escaped the Nazi war that rocked Hungary as well as the Battle of Budapest which took place during the World War 2.
George Soros later migrated to England in 1947. Here, he attended London School of Economics and worked part-time as a waiter and a porter. This was when Mr. Soros realized that he has fallen in love with finance; as a result, he submitted his application to every bank in London. He was lucky enough to get an entry-level job.
In 1956, George came to New York City through Atlantic. While there, his hardworking spirit never left, he worked from an ordinary trader to analyst and later the vice president and ultimately, manager of an investment fund.
In 1973, George Soros launched Soros Fund Management which later made him one of the famous businessmen in America.
Well, Soros is well known for his heart of giving. According to Open Society Foundations, Mr. Soros has donated over $18 billion of his fortune to the foundation’s charitable work. Under his able and exemplary leadership, the fund has been able to help millions of people and organizations fighting for human rights.
Also, the donations from George Soros have enabled the foundation to sponsor thousands of students who wouldn’t have ever gotten the opportunity due to various unfortunate reasons.
According to New York Times Magazine, Mr. Soros’ generous donation made Open Society Foundation the second-largest charitable organization in the United States of America after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ever since he was young, Mr. Soros has always depicted that soft part to sympathize with those in pain. During the Nazi occupation that took place from 1944-1945, Soros witnessed brutality and took away over 500,000 Hungarian Jews lives. To survive it, his family has to fake their identity documents and even helped other families to conceal their identity to evade the brutality. And two years after the Nazi occupation, Mr. Soros left Budapest for London.
His hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, made him among the wealthiest. He used his fortune to start Open Society Foundation, an organization present in over 100 countries and function by partnering with other like-minded organizations.
George Soros’ first philanthropic activity started back in the year 1979 when he opted to help black South African students get scholarships during the
Open Society Foundation helped set-up Ebola outbreak in 2014.
In the mid-’90s, when the former Yugoslavia was at war, Mr. Soros through his organization, helped the victims. He donated tens of millions of dollars to charitable organizations who were assisting with relief efforts according to Inside Philanthropy. His organization has also helped women, the disabled, and those who are discriminated because of their color, origin, beliefs, or even their religion.
Besides helping those in need, Mr. Soros also help both economic political sectors. He donated over $75 million to Millennium Promise and Millennium Villages Project to boost their efforts in fighting poverty in Africa.
George Soros also supports political candidates that possess reforms that will bring positive change to its people. According to Politico Magazine, Mr. Soros contributed to both Mr. Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. He also helped organizations that dealt with voters education. and Follow him Twitter.com