George Soros is one of the most successful investors in the entire world. The Forbes magazine estimates that the eighty-four-year-old businessman is worth $25.2 Billion. So far, George has given over twelve billion dollars in organizations. The generous funding aids people to enhance the fight for freedom of expression, government accountability, transparency, and societal equality and justice.
Soros gives in support of individuals who have faced discrimination on a first-hand basis. Discrimination occurs mainly on the person’s identity. George experienced discrimination firsthand during his life. Born in Hungary, he was a Hungarian Jew. During the Nazi revolution where the Jews were targeted, his family managed to get fake identity papers for survival. Also, they concealed their Jewish identity. Soros’ family helped other families in hiding their identity.
George Soros asserts that they were hiding from a high force yet they were robust enough to help other people survive. He aids groups supporting discriminated population in the society such as the LGBTI, drug addicts, and commercial sex workers. In 1947, as communist became dominant, Soros left Budapest for London School of Economics. He worked as a part-time waiter and porter at the railways to support his studies. He acquired knowledge in finance and economics that helped him in making investments solutions. Soros fund management launched in 1970 became one of the great investments in the USA history. Read his profile at Forbes.
Open Society Foundations
Using his fortunes, Soros built the open Society Foundations. It is an organization made up of organizations and partners in more than one hundred countries. The concept of Open Society Foundations stems from Karl Popper philosophy. Popper argues that no society is a reflection of the truth. To him, organizations can develop when there is freedom of expression, democratic governance and rights respected.
The whole ideology of Karl Popper is the core of Open Society’s Foundations. In 1979, Soros philanthropic course started through supporting black South Africans affected by the Apartheid rule. Later on, he supported the Communist in the eastern bloc through the supply of photocopiers to reprint banned texts. Following the fall of Berlin wall, he gave in aid of establishing Central Europe University in an effort of opening the Soviet Union to the world.
His philanthropic efforts have spread to help in the creation of democratic societies that are transparent and accountable to the citizens. Soros open society ideals continue to manifest through funding organizations such as the Marijuana users association and backing the commercial sex workers union.
Soros has openly supported same-sex marriages. Also, alongside other attorneys, Soros has helped people who have been unlawfully imprisoned. Thousands of students from marginalized communities benefit from Soros generous funding. Currently, Soros travels in support of the open society foundation ideals. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.