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 Biography.com 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 nytimes.com

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.

Why Clinton is Soros’ preferred presidential candidate

No one thought George Soros would be back. After funding Bush’s opponents in 2004 to try and make that the former US president doesn’t get to power, spending more than $25 million, Soros went silent on matters of politics on nbooks.com. His reemergence into the political scene is surprising. His reasons, however, seem valid.

Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton included, have had the upper hand, being funded by the billionaire investor. More than $25 million has been pledged to the Democrats by George Soros. This is according to Democratic fundraising operatives. Some of those that work closely with Soros expect him to pump in more funds as the D-day gets closer.

As show his support for Clinton, billionaire had purposed to attend the Democratic convention. It is at this convention that Hillary Clinton was to accept her presidential nomination by the Democrats. Clinton’s and Soros’ relationship has spanned for over 20 years. Would he have attended the convention, it would have been his first ever. However, George Soros canceled these plans. This is because, according to his close allies, the investor wanted to dedicate his time to monitoring Europe’s economic situation, since he had gone back to active trading.

This time, Soros seems to be engaged in matters of politics more than ever. Those close to him confess that he seems more motivated than he has ever been before. They argue that this is because of his belief in what Clinton stands for. However, what makes him even more indebted to Clinton is that fact that Donald Trump’s ideologies don’t go along with his. For instance, immigration reform and the criminal justice reform on NY Times are ideas that Soros is totally against. Furthermore, Soros has never been a fun of Trump. He was once quoted saying that by stoking fears, Trump works like the ISIS do.

Michael Vachon, Soros’s political advisor, goes ahead to support the fact that Soros seems to be so much into this year’s elections. Vachon states that the political stakes this year are too high, unlike other years. He thinks this is so, because of the different ideologies that the Democrats and the Republicans have. He explains that the rift is not only caused by the fact that Trump is the Republicans’ preferred presidential candidate. Vachon adds that his boss, George Soros, is in support of Hillary Clinton, since most of what she stands for are in line with Soros’ principles.

Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267
https://www.project-syndicate.org/columnist/george-soros