George Soros Philanthropic Influence across the Globe
In the list of the world’s famous philanthropist, it would be a mistake if George Soro’s name did not appear. The enthusiastic philanthropist has donated over $32 billion to Open Society Foundations all of which are from his fortunes .George in his many years of supporting and advocating the freedom of expression for groups like the LGBT has not only earned interest from many conspiracy theorists but also the title of the boogeyman.Having had experienced the Nazi Era first hand, which saw over 500,000 Hungarian Jews murdered, he for sure built the tough skin from his childhood experience. George Soros and his family had survived the Nazi brutality by forging their identity and hiding their backgrounds. His father had gone ahead to assist other Hungarians in concealing their identity. He left Budapest for London in 1947 for London. George was studying at the London School of economics at the time and doubling as a railway porter and a night-club waiter to financially support his education. He later moved to the United States in 1956 where he got into finance and investment industry and gradually accumulated his wealth. The Soros Fund Management was launched in the year 1970.
The launching of the firm brought him into becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history.Soros started his philanthropic work in the year in 1979 by giving Black South Africans scholarships. The beneficiaries were mainly victims of the Apartheid. He also extended his support to the idea of communism in Hungary by funding educational visits of the Hungarians to the west and helping independent cultural groups. He put up the Central European University after the fall of the Berlin wall. The University was meant to help critical thinkers at the time. He later on expanded his philanthropic deeds to Africa, the United States, Asia, and Latin America.Criticism has met his ideas and ideologies, but he remains as vocal in what he stands for, he was the first man to openly criticize the war on drugs and termed it as more harmful than the drugs themselves.
Soro’s has also been very vocal on the fight for the rights on same-sex marriage.The Open Society Fund Management is a hedge fund that works to promote the rights of the discriminated groups all around the world. The organization focuses on teams like the LGBT, commercial sex workers and drug addicts. George recently transferred $18 billion to the Open Society Foundation to fund its future projects. His great philanthropy has indeed extended over and beyond different continental borders. He supports other organizations such as the Institute of New York Economic Thinking, International Crisis Group, the Global Witness, The European Council on Foreign Relations and many more. He remains one of the most influential people in the USA.