George Soros is one of the leading philanthropists and has contributed over $ 32 billion of his fortune to support Open Society Foundation’s services globally. Moreover, Mr. Soros is the founder of the Central European University located in Budapest, an institution that is popular in providing social sciences.
Open Society Foundation has improved tremendously under George’s leadership. The foundation has helped individuals and organizations who fight for a stable government, the freedom of expression and societies which promote equality and justice. Moreover, the association provides university and school fees for many performing students who cannot achieve the education on their funds. Primarily Open Society Foundation focuses on those who are discriminated for who they are.
In the beginning 1990s, George bet against the British pound making billion dollars of profit. This step popularized him as one who broke the Bank of England which received different opinions from many people. Moreover, he is involved in politics directly and at times indirectly through funding protesters who are fighting for their rights. George Soros is always focused on introducing capitalism to nations in Eastern Europe that previously worked with the former Soviet bloc.
Mr. Soros was born in 1930 in Hungary and resided around the Nazi area from 1944 to 1945. At Nazi, unfortunately, a murder incidence was experienced leaving 500,000 Hungarian Jews. Soros and his family managed to escape by securing false identity papers and also helped other families do the same to survive. After the war, George moved to London from Budapest in 1947. He worked part-time as a railway porter and as a nightclub waiter to fund his studies at the London School of Economics.
In 1956, George migrated to the United States with a goal of venturing into the finance and investment globe to make his fortune. After working tirelessly, he launched his hedge fund known as Soros Fund Management in 1970 which led him to become one of the most successful investors in the history of the US. With the fortune he made, he created the Open Society Foundations, a network of projects, foundations and partners in over 100 countries.
At the London School of Economics, Soros encountered and believed a philosophy of Karl Popper in his book “Open society and its Enemies” where Karl argues that no philosophy or ideology is the final arbiter of truth. Popper also advises that societies can only improve when they embrace the freedom of expression, democratic governance, and respect for individual rights.
George commenced his philanthropy in 1979 by giving scholarships to South Africans under apartheid. He helped to promote the exchange of ideas in Communist Hungary in the 1980s through funding their cultural groups and academics among others. George Soros is passionate about helping the society live happily. and Follow him Twitter.com