It is common for extremely wealthy people to want to use some of their fortune to create a better society. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg has already pledged 99 percent of his share at Facebook to be given out to different charitable causes in the future; Bill and Melinda gates have their foundation, and many others. George Soros, the sixth Wealthiest man on the planet has pledged more than $18 Billion to the Soros Foundation. This will make his foundation the second largest in the country and in the world.
George was born in Hungary. At 87 years, he has seen a lot of what many read in history books. He lived in the country during a time when it was occupied by Germans. He has had to run for his life during the Holocaust. He has worked as a porter and a bus boy to pay for his college tuition. Instead of letting his circumstances break him, he chose to rise above them. He started his first hedge fund and was able to make millions of dollars in profits within a very short period of time. The event that defined his future by catapulting him to billionaire status was the 1993 Black Wednesday sale in the UK stock market. He made a billion dollars in profit on a single day. Shortly after, he moved to New York.
George is a liberal thinker. He has always been against ideas such as communism that are prevalent in Eastern Europe. He played an instrumental role in the fall of the communist empire that led to the establishment of different and sovereign states in the region.
Back home in Hungary, there is a university that is named after him. He funds the learning of the institution ensures that progressive agendas are part of the learning curriculum. He has also influenced a number of progressive discussions locally. For instance, in 2014, an African American was killed in cold blood by a white officer. The police force in Ferguson, Missouri tried to mask the crime as a self-defense move. However, protestors started a movement on social media and soon, the protests were taken to the streets. Soros funded the transport to the venue and by the end of the three weeks; the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement had been born.
These are the types of ideals and agendas that Soros funds and advocates for. He has always supported the Democratic Party because it respects the rights of all people despite their race, religion or sexual orientation and other differences. There are people who think that he involves himself too much with the politics of the day, but Soros feels that this is the most effective way to create change in the society. George Soros hopes that in the future, all the causes that he is supporting will achieve their goal. He foresees a world where all people are treated equal by law. He believes that peaceful methods can be used to raise alarm when something is wrong. George is a true legend. and more information click here