George Soros, a top philanthropist in America was born in Hungary in 1930. He lived and witnessed the Nazi occupation in his home country which led to the deaths of slightly above half a million Jews. George Soros survived through this entire invasion. This is through his father’s wisdom to sell him as a Christian godson to a Hungarian government official named Bambauch. George Sorrows grew to help his own people escape Hungary. George Soros left Hungary at the age of 17 for England. Soros engaged himself to working as a railway porter and a part time waiter at a bar to fund his education. He studied at the London School of Economics. Later, he moved to the U.S.A where he was to establish himself as a top investor, businessman and philanthropist.
George Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations that are running throughout 100 countries all around the world. He began his charity work by educating young South African scholars through the giving of scholarships during the horrific apartheid regime back in 1979. Moreover, he is a strong believer of one philosopher, Karl Popper, who argued that in arbitration of truth no ideology or philosophy is final. He believed in Democracy’s ability to enables flourished society. These two beliefs are core to the running of the Open Society Foundations. His philanthropic work became more successful after the launching of the Moscow Office in 1986. To date, Soros has donated well over $12 billion, which has helped fund democracies, voice the marginalized social communities such as the LGBTI society and people from Roma around the world and in scholarships.
Soros has been a great influence to a number of democracies around the world. His influence has amassed him a great deal of power and support all across the world. Notable politicians and world leaders have earned his support through their progressive thinking and ideologies. Such are, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Barrack Obama, and recently, Hillary Clinton. He is also known for his strong affiliations and support of American progressive and liberal politics. At one time, Soros was strongly against the White Houses’ approach to tackling terrorism. He believed that tackling global pandemonium like poverty would easily combat acts like crime and terrorism vis-à-vis the killings and war especially in Iraq. Soros is very active in global politics, where through his Foundations; he positively criticizes governments and trains activists. Now in is 80’s Soros remains very passionate about democracies and contuse to chair his foundations world over.