The Civil Right Activist Billionaire, George Soros

George Soros is a business magnate, philanthropist, and civil right activist. He’s the founder of the Open Society Foundation, which funds civil rights across the globe. Soros is a Hungarian-American citizen and one of the world’s wealthiest investors globally with an estimated net worth of $25 billion. He holds a bachelors and masters degree in Philosophy. Soros investment career spans for almost half a century since his debut into the hedge fund market in 1969 after a brief stint as an employee at several merchant banks in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Soros is, however, best known for his philanthropy and civil right action through his Open Society Foundation, which he founded in 1993. His donations to the organizations amount to more than $11 billion in finance of civil right action and as campaign finance to politicians especially in American Congressional and Presidential elections. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.

Among George Soros civil right action includes financing of the Ferguson protest in 2015 that broke out after the extrajudicial of the teenage African American Michael Brown. His sponsorship of the protests demonstrates his role in American policy and politics through his nonprofit foundations. Soros donations to Ferguson protest movement amounted to $33 million. The grants mainly supported already-established civil right movements, which in turn inspired grassroots activists to the Ferguson battleground. Soros money and organizing transformed the single-day extrajudicial killing to a round-the-clock, daily protest across the country, which brought justice to the victim and his family. Besides finances, Soros further helped in the mobilization of Ferguson protesters across the country.

George Soros support of the Ferguson protest demonstrates his liberal belief that underscores his champion of people’s participation in government. He’s globally known for his champion of an inclusive, just and democratic society by financing civil right movements through his Open Society Foundation. Soros continued his civil right action by financing Black Live Matter movement that took over from Ferguson protest movement. The movement continued the fight for black’s civil rights especially against racial profiling and extrajudicial killings. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

Soros further donates towards campaign on global issues such as climate change. For instance in 2000-2014 Soros gave $36 million to eighteen organizations out of the fifty-five groups in the People’s Climate March committee. The People’s Climate March Committee lobbies for climate change concern by the Trump administration.

Soros donations further extend to support of liberal politicians especially Democrats Congressional and presidential candidates. Among his campaign finance contributions include his campaign against Republican President George W. Bush war in Iraq by donating $27 million to Bush’s Democrats rival John Kerry. Soros campaign finance, however, underscores his staunch support of liberalism ideals and as also as a lifetime member of the Democratic Party.

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George Soros Seeks To Protect Democracy around the World

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.

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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.