George Soros is one of the wealthiest hedge fund managers on the planet. He chose his profession because he realized that money is what makes the world go around. He also knew he had personal interests that he strongly desired to be able to fulfill. His drive for financial success on opensocietyfoundations.org allowed him to create foundations and give donations toward issues that concern him.
Over the years he has put quite a bit toward his Open Society Foundation. George Soros’ Open Society Foundation is to create societies that have freedom of expression, transparency, and government that is accountable for their actions. Additionally, the Open Society Foundation fights for equality around the world. Soros has donated an estimated $12 billion to society and equality issues that concern him.
Mr. George Soros has donated a considerable amount to politicians he believes in. He generally donates to candidates who will fight for the similar causes of his Open Society Foundation. He recently donated quite a bit to the Clinton American presidential campaign, because he had faith in her fighting for equality, freedom of expression, and transparency. Clinton did not win. The candidate who did win -Donald Trump- has been vocal about his disdain for the refugee crisis and has shown considerable disdain for freedom of expression and transparency.
The Syrian refugee crisis is an issue that George Soros feels strongly about. He lived in Hungary during the Nazi occupation. His family were non-practicing Jews and they openly resisted by obtaining new identity paperwork. Some 500,000 Hungarian Jews died during the Nazi occupation. See on discoverthenetworks.org. The Soros family left Hungary at some point and became migrants in Great Britain. George Soros knows what it is like to resist, survive war, flee from genocide, and leave your country in hope for a safer and better life. He may not know exactly what the Syrian refugees are going through, as their story is somewhat different. Their plight has still struck him as somewhat similar to his own. He has donated $500 million to the refugees in Europe. This money is intended to help them get on their feet and start businesses of their own.
The philanthropy of George Soros and others like him may be more necessary going forward. The American President Trump is focused on nationalism, silencing press he disagrees with, and incriminating refugees to dehumanize the refugee crisis in the eyes of his followers. Now more than ever Americans and other parts of the free world ought to protect their country’s transparency and equality. Reported on project-syndicate.org.