How George Soros Rose Again

George Soros is a world renowned philanthropist and billionaire investor. Soros became one of the most successful investors in the world when he established the Soros Fund after emigrating to the United States from London. The Hungarian born, New York resident has been one of the biggest proponents and supporters of progressive and liberal ideals for decades and now he is returning to the political fray in order to push back against the presidency of Donald Trump. Soros was last really in the public political spotlight during the 2004 Election Campaign of Al Gore who would ultimately end up losing to President George W. Bush. Soros wanted to stay out of the limelight but he felt that it was right to return to the fight.

Soros saw what Donald Trump was doing to national discourse and he knew that a President Trump would oppose essentially everything a strong progressive stands for. Soros decided that he had to do something so he ended up spending nearly $25 million in order to support nominee Hillary Clinton as well as other Democratic politicians down the ballot. While the 2016 election season would end up heavily favoring Republicans, including the newly minted President Trump, Soros’ return was important. Returning from the shadows to the forefront of political discourse was a nightmare for the right wing. Soros is one of the rare few billionaires that consistently upholds progressive values and as a result he terrifies the right wing. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

You need only look at what George Soros has done with his Open Society Foundations in order to really appreciate his effect on democracy. George Soros believes that political discourse should start with the people and it should be made up by the people. This means that Soros is intensely focused on funding and proliferating grassroots political campaigns wherever he can. This particularly came to light during the Ferguson protests which saw funding come directly from the Open Society Foundations. Without George Soros and his involvement, the Ferguson protests likely would have fizzled out before the brave activists could have shown a light on the racial inequality in the Ferguson police department. Learn more on Biography about George

George Soros gave nearly $33 million in a single year to support grassroots activists in and around Ferguson as a report from the Open Society Foundations would reveal. This funding emboldened and made possible the Ferguson protests that brought some measure of social commentary to the death of Michael Brown in the shooting by Officer Darren Wilson. Kenneth Zimmerman is the director at the Open Society Foundations and he had this to say, “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in a more just, inclusive, democratic society.”

Betsy DeVos the Guardian of the American Dream

On the dawn of 8th January 1958, Elsa Prince and Edgar Prince, both of Dutch ancestry, brought forth a beautiful soul to the face of the earth and named her Betsy. She grew up in Holland Michigan and attended Holland Christian High school. She later graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She is married to Dick Devo’s and is blessed with four children. Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to philanthropic work and her love for humanity is indisputable. In 1989, Dick&Betsy Devo’s foundation was founded and has since made groundbreaking contributions in the history of philanthropy.

In 2015, this foundation was number 24 in Forbes list of world’s top givers having committed $139million in charitable giving in their lifetime. Christian principles propel the foundation, and its areas of focus are arts, leadership, community, justice and education. I view her as a woman dedicated to creating a better world where every person has an opportunity to flourish.

In 2010, Betsy and her husband donated $22.5million to Kennedy centre to facilitate the training of art managers on how to run cultural institutions through fundraising. The centre was named Devo’s Institute of Arts Management. She was serving on the board of directors for Kennedy Center of Arts, a duty assigned to her by President George Bush.

This was the biggest donation to the centres, and Betsy’s approach of leveraging human capital to its optimum potential was lauded as practical and realistic. The Devo’s have also established a scholarship for Fee Enterprise and Entrepreneurship earned by students with a BBA from Northwood University. Check this article from New York Post.

Betsy Devo’s is an advocate for education activism and reforms, and views such as a mean of promoting God’s kingdom. She has given a lot of support to the idea of school vouchers as they would allow people attend private schools with public funding. Betsy Devo’s and her husband founded the “All children matter” foundation in 2003 that gives credits to businesses offering scholarships to private school students and also to promote school vouchers.

She served on the board of Children’s first America that sought to increase variety in school choice via vouchers and tax credits. It is no doubt that her love for education has elevated her to the heights of being the current secretary of education of the USA.

In her quest to ensuring that the community gets a quality education, Betsy Devo’s is opposed to the existence of a monopoly in the education sectors and argues that opening up the sector to competition would better the education of America.

Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

The Philanthropist who broke the Bank of England, George Soros

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.

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