Philanthropist, Businessman, Progressive and Liberal Political Activist George Soros

George Soros is a Hungarian American, self made billionaire businessman, political activist, and philanthropist. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy from the London School of Economics. He got his start in the finance sector at Singer & Friedlander but soon moved to New York City to work from F.M. Mayer, where he worked as an arbitrage trader on Snopes specializing in European stocks. George moved onto other jobs and eventually started his own hedge fund, the Soros Fund. George Soros also founded Soros Fund Management, to manage his assets and funds. To Soros fund was later renamed the Quantum Fund, which has become the most successful hedge fund in history, generating more than forty billion dollars.

George Soros is also a liberal political activist. He has given billions of dollars to politics that promote progressive, liberal, and democratic views around the world, but especially in the United States. He is one of the largest donors to liberal and democratic causes in modern times on opensocietyfoundations.org. George has made no secret of the fact that he is not a fan of the current American President, Donald Trump, calling him a con-man and would be dictator. He believes that Trump never expected to win the election and never thought things through on what he would do if he won. Soros believes that the Constitution and institutions established in the United States are strong enough to prevent him from becoming a dictator, but his Presidency will cause turmoil in America in the meantime. George Soros thinks that Trump will fail as president because he stands for another form of government that is the opposite of an open society and America will not stand for it.

Along with his political activism and business acumen, George Soros is an avid philanthropist. He started his own non-profit charitable group, the Open Society Foundation. He has given millions of dollars to different causes around the world. Recently, he committed ten million dollars to combat the rise in hate crimes that are linked to the rhetoric put forth by President Trump. Soros was troubled by the rise in hate crimes on Biography and decided he needed to push back against the hate that is starting to arise in the United States. The Open Society Foundation has branches in thirty seven countries and has reported giving over eleven billion dollars since its inception. The goal of the foundation is to support civil and democratic societies around the globe with the aim of increasing justice, education, public health, and a free and independent media. The foundation is ranked as the second largest private philanthropic budget in the United States.

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