George Soros a fighter for minorities and the underprivileged

George Soros is a beloved and respected by people all over the world. George Soros is founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations. According to the OSF’s website, Soros has given away more than $12 billion to date. His financial contributions have been used to defend freedom of expression and holding governments accountable and supporting societies that support justice and equality.

Soros is Hungarian born and has strongly supported minorities in Europe who have been discriminated against. He has supported the Roma people and also supports those ignored by many in Europe including drug users, sex workers and LGBT people. Soros and his family survived the horrific 1944 Nazi occupation, which led to the slaughter of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews.

Soros family survived the Nazi oppression by using false identification papers and hiding their true backgrounds. They also helped others escape as well. Soros and his family are fighters and fought back “evil force” that was stronger than them but was victorious. Soros left Hungary in 1947 as the Communists were beginning to take control of the country, following the war. He managed to make it to London, where he picked up several part-time work as a railway porter and night-club waiters. Read his profile at Washington Times.

While in London, George Soros attended the London School of Economics and later left for America, where he began his successful career in the financial and investments world. He launched the Soros Fund Management in 1970, which led him to become one of America’s most successful investors, according to OSF. In 1956, Soros found a job at Wall Street brokerage firm F.M. Mayer

Soros used his wealth to launch the Open Society Foundation, which fought for individual rights. According to the OSF he has been philanthropic in the United States, Africa and Asia, supporting efforts to create democratic societies. According to Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies is a pillar of Soros’ Open Society Foundations. A key to Soros’ from the book is that any society can thrive when they operate free and open and respect the individual. Read more on

Through George Soros’ success as an investor, in 2015 he was named as the 21st richest person in the world, having a $26 billion dollar net worth. George Soros has taken to writing several books discussing investing and the global economy and even the war on terror. George Soros has become a giant in the financial world and within the arena of philanthropy.

Hussain Sajwani and the Growth of DAMAC Properties

Born in a middle-class family, Hussain Sajwani is the eldest son in a family of 5 children. He attended and graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Industrial Engineering.

After graduation, he worked with GASCO which is a subsidiary of ADNOC as a Contracts Manager. In 1982, he started his catering venture. For years, this catering venture grew and has served education institutions, army camps, and construction campsites.

After the Dubai government had allowed foreigners to own properties in Dubai, DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani identified a market opportunity. He started by selling luxury real estate. His marketing strategy sets him apart and opened new doors of opportunities for him. Through these ventures, DAMAC Properties was formed in 2002. This company has grown to be a world leader in the market, boasting over 17,000 completed projects and another 40,000 still in the plan. DAMAC Properties have dealt in both the Arab markets and to some extent in London.

With its headquarters in Dubai in the UAE, DAMAC Properties is a world leader in luxury real estate development. On December 3rd, 2013, DAMAC Properties set a record by becoming the first company from the Middle East to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Hussain Sajwani was for the first time listed on FORBES’ list of billionaires after DAMAC Properties, in 2015 registered revenue of $2.3 billion. Together with other forms of investments and his 72% stake in DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani is estimated to be worth $3.2 billion.

Among his latest investments, Sajwani has collaborated with The Trump Organization regarding development and management of the Tiger Woods Golf Course. This multi-billion dollar project will see Dubai being transformed into a golf powerhouse attracting golf enthusiasts across the globe. Sajwani opted to partner with The Trump Organization due to their proven track record of maintaining and managing golf courses.

DAMAC Properties have also partnered with other organizations in the past. Luxury brands like Versace and Fendi entered into a co-branding deal with DAMAC Properties as well as Bugatti. These collaborations have significantly raised the appeal of the company and its reputation.

Hussain Sajwani is not just a business man. He is also a philanthropist. His contribution to noble causes, including his most recent charity, was an aim of clothing a million children across the world. He donated 2 million AED to this charity.

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