In the U.S. the name George Soros is closely linked to the advancement of a liberal outlook on life and career, but across the planet the Hungarian born survivor of the Nazi Occupation of World War II is seen as a major leader in bringing democracy to as many as possible in closed societies. Forbes reports George Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary and survived the Nazi Occupation of the country, only to find himself living under the rule of Communist dictator Joseph Stalin after hostilities ended and the Allied Forces failed to protect the citizens of what would become the Soviet Eastern Bloc.
The early experiences of his life seem to have informed many of the decisions George Soros has undertaken over the course of his career in terms of the philanthropic donations he has made as a political and charitable donor. Soros himself under took a refugee journey in 1947 that took him from Communist controlled Hungary to London where he began the studies that would lead him to Wall Street and a career as one of the most respected hedge fund managers in the history of the financial industry. Politico explains the need to assist refugees across the planet still burns in George Soros as he felt the refugee crisis in Europe was so important in 2016 he missed a scheduled appearance at the Democratic National Convention to keep a closer eye on the situation unfolding across the European Union.
George Soros is reported to have become more politically engaged than at any time in the recent past as he has taken a major interest in the work of a number of foundations created in his name. The Open Society Foundations George Soros established in the 1980s has developed into one of the world’s most important protectors of human rights and an educator on the benefits offered by living in a democratic country; Politico reveals the Open Society Foundations has benefited from around $13 billion in funding from the personal fortune of Soros. In a bid to make sure the left of the political spectrum in the U.S. remains active across the nation George Soros has also renewed his partnership with the Democracy Alliance, which includes a number of the wealthiest political donors on the Democratic side of the spectrum who look to Soros for guidance on many different political matters. Read more about George at The New York Times.
The political stance of George Soros has always remained consistent with a large number of donations made to the campaigns of left leaning candidates and causes. The 2016 Presidential election saw George Soros provide more than $25 million in funding for the campaign and Super PAC’s of Democrat Hillary Clinton as Soros saw the need to fight the rise of those on the extreme right of U.S. politics. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.