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.
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.
I read an article about what was happening the day you were born. I was born in 1959. I share that birth year with Amway, foundered in 1959. That makes both of us edging around sixty-years old. That is longevity. This also symbolizes prosperity, but what is more fascinating is one of the co-founders Richard DeVos. He has created wealth beyond prosperity and established a family business that is worth an estimate ten billion dollars today. His family legacy lives on with his son Dick DeVos who has been president of the company around the millennium. Dick DeVos now spends a lot of his time in philanthropic endeavors. He takes pride in community and humanitarian efforts. He shows a kind heart toward education and has supported over four-thousand scholarships to deserving elementary students in Michigan.
Dick DeVos invested in high-school programs in aviation. This matches my vocation because I also love aviation. I worked as an engineer manufacturing general aviation aircraft. So it is another thing I have in common with the DeVos heritage. Moreover, I agree this is a magnificent platform to give charitable funds towards; an aerospace education is an investment in the future. I would imagine all the student recipients are richly deserving of this great gift.
Another thing I have in common with the dynasty of the DeVos family is I was also born and raised in Michigan. However I moved, but the DeVos continue to live in the wintery wonderland and have invested heavily in revitalization to the Grand Rapids area’s economic development. He has contributed over four-hundred-million dollars to the town’s principal business districts and hospitals and medical schools. So Dick DeVos is involved in his community and the prosperity of its residents. He is the author of a book that profiles American values remembered.
One other remarkable thing I and Dick DeVos have in common is an interest in Florida. I live only thirty miles east of Orlando, home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Now, it occurs to me why the Amway Center is in Orlando. I didn’t know this before, what a shock to learn that the billionaire DeVos family was the central drive behind its construction. Dick DeVos has truly mapped the way aiming in the direction of generosity to community and humanitarian efforts and it all is richly deserved. Read more about Dick DeVos: Remarkable Man