The Open Society Foundations Truly Changes the World

The movers and the shakers of this world can promote change in whatever their sphere of influence is. Some influencers have their sphere of influence in a small community. Other influencers have their sphere of influence over a city or a state. There are even some influencers who have a sphere of influence over in the entire country. There are very few people whose sphere of influence spans the entire globe. One influencer who is able to change everything on a global scale is the philanthropist George Soros.

George Soros is a multi-billionaire due to his success role hedge fund known as Soros Management Fund. During his time at the Soros Management Fund, his net worth peaked at $28 billion. This will become relevant in just a moment.

George Soros would not be content to just hoard the wealth for himself. Soros wanted to give back to the world, and so he created the nonprofit Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Foundations exists to create true democracies throughout the world. These democracies must be accountable to the people and must support civil rights on a grand scale. In order to make this happen the Open Society Foundations has donated hundreds of billions of dollars to these fledgling democracies. George Soros is so passionate about this nonprofit that he donated $18 billion of his own net worth to make it happen.

George Soros and his Open Society Foundations is also responsible for many candidates seeking office here in the United States of America. Through the Open Society Foundations, he would donate over $100 million to several Democratic causes over the past few decades.

One of George Soros more recent donations went to the campaign of John Kerry in the year 2004. John Kerry was looking to the throne President George W. Bush. George W. Bush had led the United States into two different wars in the Middle East, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan. George Soros did not want to allow the right to continue to control of America, so he gave $27 million to make John Kerry the next president. In 2008, while Senator Barack Obama was running for the White House, George Soros thought it was high time to put an African-American behind the Kennedy desk. Since George Soros wanted to show the world how far we have come since slavery, he gave Obama’s campaign $15 million.

George Soros really went to bat for Hillary Clinton during her time trying to defeat Donald Trump. When George Soros realized that Donald Trump had a significant following, he donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton $25 million. George Soros would also go on to give millions of dollars to other Democrats who are trying to win senatorial seats in purple states. Lastly, George Soros would give the DNC millions of dollars to keep the Democrats afloat during the tumultuous times.

After Donald Trump won the presidency, George Soros would fight his policies by organizing peaceful marches and other similar protests.

How much Influence Has George Soros Had on Open Society Foundations?

The world has become an increasingly hostile place to live in over the past century or so. It is very shocking that a country that had made so much progress in social justice and equality is back to the dark ages where white supremacists want their race to be given the position of being superior to other people. Just a few days ago, a man opened fire on concert goers and killed tens of innocent people. When the final analysis was done, the seemingly mentally disturbed man, had access to machine guns, and that at one time, he was firing up to 9 rounds per second. These are the kinds of extreme actions that have characterized the day to day lives in the country, and people like George Soros feel that there is need for sobriety in leadership.

Soros is one of the most successful people on the planet. He was born in Hungary in 1930, and spent most of his childhood there before moving to the UK and eventually to the US. He has made most of his $25 billion fortune from stock trading. Soros has always advocated for a just and open society. He has been involved in a lot of politics of late, especially the last election where he was supporting Hillary. George still believes that having a Democrat in the office would have saved the country from the disaster being experienced currently.

In the few months since Trump took power, tolerance among the races seems to have gone down a lot. The attacks on people because of their races and skin color have become very frequent with bizarre cases such as acid attacks happening. The groups that advocate for white supremacy have been doing their best to reassert their position and bring back what they call status quo. The president has shown little to no committed effort to deal with the issue, especially when it comes to firearms. He has also been advocating for divisive moves such as building a wall to separate the US and Mexico, travel bans for most people from Muslim countries and other measures.

All these divisive strategies have been counterproductive. For instance, a very strange back and forth has been going on between Trump’s administration and Kim Jong Un. George Soros and other leaders have genuine fears that this could degenerate into a nuclear war that could affect the entire planet. These are the attitudes and policies that led to Soros supporting Clinton throughout her campaign. He contributed more than $25 million because he wanted a sound minded-liberal to be in the white house. Soros has had to dial back on philanthropy and focus on the volatile European stock market. He is however, a legend.