George Soros groomed his entire nuclear family to be philanthropists. More than just that, he groomed them to be liberal and to advance liberal causes. He is a liberal billionaire from not just a humble background, but a dangerous beginning as well. He is strategic in his giving and is considered to be more generous than the richest man on earth, Bill Gates. According to the Forbes Magazine, that is because he has given 12 billion dollars, close to half of his net worth, to charity over his lifetime.Soros was born in Hungary during the Nazi occupation. He is Jewish and therefore, at birth, he became a target, just like all of his kin were.
Keen on surviving, his family lay low and faked identity documents that concealed their Jewish heritage. He later came across the Open Society Theory of Australian Karl Popper in London where he had gone to study Economics at the London School of Economics. He related with the philosophy of Popper because he had experienced and endured first-hand identity persecution.As a liberal self-made billionaire, the high-risk currency trader has helped many people. He has left a mark on almost the entire globe, even without having left. Among the many great fetes the phenomenal investor and philanthropist has achieved, he;
- ‘Broke the British Bank’ by buying 10 billion dollars’ worth of British Pounds and selling the money back at a one billion dollars profit in one day
- Emancipating the people of Sarajevo by giving them aid for the three years they were under siege
- Opening up Eastern Europe and other former Soviet territories to free thought by establishing universities and donating thought-liberating books
- Establishing the Open Society Foundations, a network he wants to continue operating in perpetuity after his death
George the Democrat
George Soros is an avid subscriber of the left-wing Democratic Party’s ideologies. His influence at the party is so big that hopeful presidential candidates always yearn to receive his support. Some even implore him to stand by them. He has been known to fund politicians seeking various elective posts up to the legal limit provided. He gave 25 million dollars in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. During the re-election of former President Bush, he was so much against the Republican that he publicly stated that the United States suffered terrorist attacks because of the President’s abrasive demeanor. He went on to donate overwhelming amounts of money to the Democratic Party presidential candidate then and other lobby groups that were protesting against his reelection. Recently, he has become equally as vocal and invested in national politics at that time. His political comeback has been motivated by Donald Trump’s presidential bid and consequent victory in the bid. Soros is opposed to the Trump administration because of its anti-liberal approach to immigration and foreign policy.