In the history of philanthropy, there are very few noble people like George Soros. He has donated a considerably sized portion of his wealth towards charity amounting to over $32 billion. As a successful businessman and a political activist, George Soros has meticulously used financial resources to promote democratic ideals, which he firmly believes in. He says that if democratic ideals are not supported and propagated, the threat of capitalism that is looming over the society would soon take over. It would be disastrous for our community as people won’t be able to practice the freedom they can live under democracy.
George Soros support many causes through his foundation, Open Society Foundation, which he set up in the year of 1979 to help partner with the organizations worldwide and help with education, humanitarian efforts, backing democratic ideals, economic development, and policy reforms. George Soros says that the world needs to come together to support marginalized communities who are wrongfully abused and pushed to the corner of the society where they can enjoy little to no rights. George Soros says that his heart bleeds when he sees hatred among people of the same community and the government doing nothing about it. He says that democratic ideals are what is ensuring that the society remains deeply integrated.
In the past couple of decades, George Soros has spent an unprecedented amount of money in the U.S. elections, including over $30 million in funding the election campaign of Hillary Clinton. George Soros is arguably one of the largest spenders when it comes to promoting the democratic ideals in the world and wants the political candidates who support democracy to be in power. Even though Hillary Clinton lost in the Presidential elections, George Soros didn’t stop encouraging the initiatives he had started and always believed in. George Soros was born in the year 1930 and has seen a lot of ups and downs in his life including leaving his homeland to save his life along with his family when Nazis occupied Hungary by force and killed over 500,000 fellow Jews in the Hungarian Holocaust.
George Soros is also a noted philanthropist and has spent more than $32 billion in giving away to the charities, including the sum of $18 billion that he recently transferred to the Open Society Foundation. The name Open Society Foundation is influenced by the book written by Karl Popper named Open Society and its Enemies. The ideology of Karl Popper has left a mark on George Soros from the time he was studying philosophy at London School of Economics. George Soros believes that every affluent individual should do their part to better the society and says that his financial resources make him responsible for doing his part.
As a political commentator, he often writes articles on the social and political situation in United States and the world over. Recently, George Soros wrote an article about how people need to understand how Capitalism is taking over the world and why people need to stand up against it before the situation becomes irreversible.
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