George Soros began his iconic career in philanthropy by donating money to Africans in need of education. He donated millions in scholarships to black South Africans under the ails of apartheid. They were very thankful to his efforts in 1979. In the year of 1980, he helped promote many idealistic views in the Communist section of Hungary. He funded his academic ventures and visits to the western world and financed many new cultural groups and fledgling initiatives hoping to spread their philosophies to the western world. Once the Berlin Wall fell, he and a group of philanthropists founded the Central European University to be a safe haven for those seeking asylum in a place for free thinking. Many great ideas were birthed and discussed in those walls. The University became known as a hub for intellectuals and humanitarians seeking common ground with others. Communist logic played a major role in the student’s academic growth the university’s expansion.
After the ending of the Cold War, George Soros decided to spread his knowledge to other parts of the world. He traveled to Asia, Latin America, and Africa evangelizing his good works. He feverishly helped people in these nations and direly wished to make the world a better place. His ultimate goal was to create societies that were open and free, contained transparent governments, accountable authorities democratic societies. In his most prominent and influential speech, he stated that the war on drugs had done more damage than help. He saw clearly that the cause was lost and served only to further the spread of violence, incarceration, and inequality. He saw the problem of drugs as one of misunderstanding. Because of this, George Soros became a major contributor to America’s Medical Marijuana movement. He convened with countless activists and revolutionaries to make legalization of marijuana become a reality.
George Soros is now in his 80s and still works just as hard as ever to spread his message of equality. His Open Society Foundation has contributed billions of dollars to causes around the world in downtrodden communities. He travels to foreign countries and supports Muslim freedom, religious rights, LGBT equality, and does advocacy work with urban communities. In 2017, the Open Society Foundation transferred more than $18 billon of his lifetime savings to ensure the furtherance of good works in society. Since its beginning in 1984, George Soros has donated over $30 billion to the Open Society Foundation.
George Soros made his fortune by working in the financial markets. He was blessed enough to escape Nazi Germany and find freedom in London. After earning his first fortune, he immediately began work on the Open Society Foundation. Throughout his legacy, the thing that has remained constant is his commitment to fighting the most prevalent problems of inequality in the world. He has taken on massive social problems and succeeded in making the world a better place. We can thank George Soros for his contributions to society by recognizing the Open Society Foundation and assisting to further their amazing work and Follow him Twitter.com.