In today’s day and age, people seem to be more accepting of others more than ever before. At least when you consider how awful people have treated others for something that makes them special of different. Yet there is still so much good that could be accomplished with a little philanthropy. George Soros a philanthropist or someone who donates their time, money, and reputation to charitable causes. George Soros has spent a lifetime experience different cultures, some having been oppressing and others liberating. His life experiences have created the man compassionate man he is today, and his 12 billion dollars’ worth of wealth allow him to help others around the world express them themselves and help create accountable and transparent governments. Learn more about George at Biography.
In 1930 George was born in Hungary and spent two years of his life living in a Nazi occupation of Hungary from 1944 to 1945. During this time, the Nazi’s would terminate 500,000 Hungarian Jewish lives. George Soros survives by obtaining false documentation, to conceal his identity. He also helped save lives by helping others get false papers to hide their identities. After world war II, George left Budapest for London in 1947. Where he went to school for Economics and work as a railway porter and nightclub waiter. By 1956, George emigrated to the United States where he worked in finance and was investing. He would become one the greatest investors in American stock market history, making billions. By 1970 he had launched his own hedge fund. Having once said, “My success in the financial markets has given me a greater degree of independence than most other people”. But what is most remarkable is what George has done with his wealth.
Creating the Open Society Foundations, George has been able to support paralegals and lawyer in representing thousands of people who have unlawfully held. George in 2000 used his power to raise awareness for minority groups such as the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender), who are often misunderstood and ostracized by the mainstream. He has been an early prominent to criticize the war on drugs and supports the idea that it has done more harm to people than help. George has even help pioneered the medical marijuana movement. Now in his 80s, George has been traveling the world advocating for policy changes with world leaders to create a more accepting world and transparent governments. George once said, “Instead of submitting to our fate, we resisted an evil force that was much stronger than we were, yet we prevailed. Not only did we survive, but we managed to help other.” Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.