George Soros is a name that we all hear a lot in this day and age but how much do you actually know about the man who “Broke the Bank of England.” When he shorted the British pound, A lot of us don’t know much about this courageous entrepreneur besides what we here on the T.V. Here is a little insight to the man who has overcame so much and has so much influence in today’s society. Read his profile at Forbes.
George is a Hungarian native who survived the Nazi occupation of 1944-45 and with his family managed to help so many others do the same. In the year 1947 Soros fled to London with a mission to become known in the world of economics and Philanthropy. While working two, less than glamorous jobs, railway porter and a waiter, Soros managed to put himself through the prestigious London School of Economics. George later immigrated to the state of New York. This is where he founded his first hedge fund on Wall Street in 1969 with a capital of 12 million dollars that would later be known as the Quantum Fund.
Today, George Soros is a remaining top end investor through, Soros Fund Management, his family office which has an estimated value of 30 billion in various assets. Today George is one of the leading Democratic Party funders. He has been involved and supported the Democratic Party for decades. He has been said to have donated billions of dollars to support the party who carries the ideals he cares so much about. Read more on NYTimes.com.
In 2004 George Soros had stepped back from political donations, after the election of George W. Bush, but has now decided to back the Democratic Party once again by allotting The Hillary campaign a tremendous 25-million dollars of support.
However George isn’t just politically driven he also is known as one of the world’s foremost philanthropists with a donation total of over 12-billion dollars to date. He has donated to create more accountable democratic countries all over the world. Soros helped launch the legalization of marijuana in the United States, along with backing same sex marriage with a very vocal front. Although his philanthropic ideals have evolved they still revolve around his precious ideals of an open society and to alleviate the world’s most intractable problems, the problems where a definitive resolution may never be found.
So in conclusion I believe the man we all hear about in our day to day lives is much more than just a political influence. He has driven so much hope and aspiration into so many to one day is able to lead a truly transparent life with a fully accountable government.