The political landscape of the United States is filled with many leading dignitaries, who not only have a crucial role to play in the country’s politics but has the power and the influence to change the global political scenario. One of these personalities is George Soros, who has been one of the top political contributors since the 1980s. George Soros is considered to be one of the most powerful political personalities and is also on the list of wealthiest philanthropists. George Soros has spent millions in political expenditure over the years and has focused equally on the many philanthropic causes that he believes in.
George Soros is a Jewish by birth and was born in Hungary. He has seen Nazis Holocaust that occurred in Budapest that impacted him a lot and bruised him emotionally. It is what also helped him develop a keen interest in the global politics. Witnessing both the World Wars as well as seeing world transform over the years, politically and economically, has provided George Soros with an insight that’s priceless. George Soros has seen people suffer due to injustice and poverty over the years as well as due to political ideologies and inclination. It is what George Soros fights against today through the organization he founded, Open Society Foundation. It is a global network of charitable organizations that work together for the causes of education, public health, financial empowerment, eradicating marginalization, and more.
George Soros is considered to be one of the biggest philanthropists of all times and rightly so. He has spent billions over the years in charitable donations, and recently also funded Open Society Foundation with $18 billion from his personal wealth. It made Open Society Foundation the second well-funded organization in the world after the organization funded by Bill Gates. George Soros’ net worth is estimated to be around $23 Billion and giving away $18 billion amounts to over 80 percent of his net worth. He says that having the financial resources of such volume has made him capable to help and support the underprivileged people. With such fortune, he feels responsible to help make our world a better place to live in, and even when he is in his late eighties, he leaves no stone unturned to make that happen.
George Soros has studied economics and philosophy from the London School of Economics. He and his family moved to London after the Nazis took over Hungary, but he moved to the United States after the completion of his studies. It is in the United States, the success story of George Soros began, especially after the launch of Quantum Fund. The hedge funding company started by George Soros, named Soros Fund Management is known to be one of the premier and most profitable hedge funding companies in the world. It has over $30 billion in assets under management and continues to provide consistent returns to its investors. George Soros has been able to keep a well-balanced focus on his business and philanthropic obligations and ensures that his political affiliations do not interfere with it.