The last century has been quite eventful. Many events have gone down in history as some of the most significant injustices against humanity. George Soros was live when the Holocaust nightmare took place. He was a teenager, living in Hungary with his parents. He had to run from the Nazi-occupied country into the UK. When he got to the UK, he had to work through some odd jobs such as being a porter at a railway station and a busboy so that he could survive. He attended the London School of Economics and attained his bachelors, Masters and later PhD.
He started his hedge fund as soon as he was in a position to. His big break came when he sold 10 billion pounds and made $1 billion as profit in a short sale. This has come to be known as the black Wednesday deal. Soros then moved to the US and had been running both his investments his charitable activities from within the country.
The latest news from the Open Society Foundations that George Soros supports is that he has already released $18 billion of his $25 billion wealth into the charity organization. It has been seen as one of the most selfless acts which have ever been done by anyone. It is only second to the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. This is not the first time that Soros is giving away to charity. Since he started the Soros Foundation, he has given away more than $6 billion to different causes.
George strongly believes that even though the society is not perfect, it is still possible to make changes that would make it better than it is. He has been a champion for the rights of those who cannot fight for their rights in society. In 2014, he supported the Ferguson protests. These were sparked by the killing of a black teenage boy by a white officer. The officer later claimed that he did it in self-defense, but the boy was unarmed. The Soros foundation gave the money that funded the hiring of the buses which transported protestors to Ferguson, and after three weeks of protests, the black lives matter movement had been born.
The Democratic Party is another area that interests George Soros a lot. He has been involved in activities that support the Liberal’s agendas for decades. He supported Kerry’s bid for the presidency. This was because he was significantly repulsed by the Afghan war started by the Bush administration. When Kerry lost, he dialed back from politics a bit, but he re-emerged last year and was in full support of the Clinton campaign. He gave more than $25 million to her campaign and was even to attend the Democratic Convention where Hillary accepted her nomination. The fact that Clinton did not make it to the White House has not stopped the agendas that Soros has for the country and the world. Soros wants to be remembered for his unrelenting philanthropy, and his successful attempts to end injustices against certain groups of the human race.