George Soros’ political influence and his philanthropy. Any person who has been keen to follow the world politics and money matters has read about the self-made Billionaire George Soros. To many, he is a saint. He donates millions of money to different organizations around the world. Being a victim of indifference, the funds all the organizations that aim at bringing social justice. He is a liberal who would like to see the world become more tolerant to every person. He has supported lawyers who represent immigrants in legal battles, LGBT community, Drug addicts and sex workers. Many know Soros as an outspoken anti-Trump.
George Soros fled his country during the Nazi war of 1944/5. He and his family barely escaped. Being a Hungarian Jew, he was up for execution but was lucky to have made his way out of the country using some fake papers which he used to conceal the real identities of his family. He moved to England where he joined the London School of Economics. He worked a railway porter during the day and a night-club waiter a night so he could support his family and still pay the university fee. Upon his graduation, George Soros left England for the USA where he started his career in the financial world.
According to a profile published by Open Society Foundation which is one of George Soros most significant accomplishment, George migrated to the US in 1956 and built a fortune for himself. He has since been using his money to fund many democracies in Europe and Africa that aim at bringing in a more democratic world.
George came into the limelight in the early 1990s when he placed a bet against European pound and won more than one billion dollars. This bet oversaw the collapse of the pound by15 percent but put George Soros in the limelight. He started being invited to Interviews. According to an article published on the business insider, it is at that time that George Soros became a target of the unfounded right-hand conspiracies. In 1997, Soros gave an interview at NBC Nightline. The interview was titled the world according to George Soros. Some of the scholars ta the interview said that George aggressively uses his money to fight what he finds terrible in the world.
The media spotlight combined with his generous contribution to different movements has made him the center of right conspiracies. A google search of George Soros brings about 19,000 results. Through his organization, George has donated approximately $ 12 billion. All this he attributes to his great success in the financial market giving him an upper hand at philanthropy. Soros’ philanthropy dates back to 1979 when he gave scholarships to Back South African during the apartheid period. Since then, his money has become a voice for the oppressed.