George Soros; a Man of the People

George Soros is a man who understands hardship well enough. He was born in Hungary at a time when religious and racial segregation was at its pick. The tyrannical Nazi regime had imprisoned his own father for only being of the Jewish. Indeed, George had been given a lemon early in life, but he decided to make lemonade out of it. His success and wealth have been a blessing to many because he is world-famous for his charitable work.

According to the Washington Times, George Soros has been very instrumental in ensuring that the voice of the people of Ferguson is always heard. He resolved to get involved because of the extra-judicial killing of Michael Brown. Through his funding, many non-profit organizations have the much-required resources that enable them to conduct their primary business of protecting the civil and human rights of the people. According to Politico, the protests in Ferguson sparked a national debate on the effects racism.

According to the Washington Times, Mr.Soros has spent over 33 million dollars in funding grass-root activist groups. The contributions, according to the Washington Times, have empowered those activists who are on the ground in Ferguson. This emboldened from Mr.Soros’ contribution transformed a criminal event that would have lasted a day in nation-wide protest.

One of the activist groups that has benefited from Soros financial might is Colorlines. It is an online site that is keen on reporting about racial matters. Race Forward publishes the news site. This group, according to the Washington Times, receives money to the tune of 20,000 dollars yearly from Soros’ foundation. This online news site was very vocal during the Black Lives Matter Campaign. Learn more about his profile at forbes.com

It has also been reported that Soros gave 5.4 million dollars to Ferguson and Staten Island last year. This contribution was for the purpose of furthering police reforms and empowerment of the grass-root groups situated there. Another beneficiary of George Soros funding is the Hands Up Coalition. The group, according to the Washington Times, has made it its key priority to take the Ferguson protests nationwide.

George Soros believes that people must participate in decision making. He believes deeply in democracy and the formation of an inclusive society. Apart from funding activist groups, George Soros has been instrumental in party politics. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has done quite a lot for the party regarding funding some of its candidates. He has also been involved in numerous quests for helping countries that are under dictatorial regimes to free themselves. He has done that by funding nonprofit groups like The Independent Diplomat. The Independent Diplomat played a big role in liberating Kosovo. It also helped liberate the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

George Soros is a man who has the interests of the people in at heart. He is the champion of the weak and voiceless. He is also a businessman of great skill and repute. He achieved the greatest heights of his business shrewdness in 1992. He anticipated the UK Black Wednesday and positioned himself to make a quick one billion dollars from his short sale of ten billion dollars. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

George Soros Contribution to American Politics

13 year ago, George Soros spent some of his fortune to try to defeat President George Bush. He contributed $27 million to the Democratic candidate back them. Soros has always funded those people he shares opinions with. George Soros stands for religious tolerance, immigration reforms and criminal justice reforms. These are some of the issues that Hillary Clinton stood for in her bid to become the president of the United States. For this reason, it is estimated that Soros spent approximately $25 million to fund her campaign on Investopedia. This was a figure released to the Politico by the federal election commission and sources close to the two parties. Soros has had a good relationship with Clinton. George Soros has an estimated wealth of over $30 billion that he has acquired through risky currency trades on opensocietyfoundations.org.

Soros lives in New York and moved to the United States from Hungary. He has known Clinton for two and a half decades and was planning to attend the democratic convention mid last year to hear her friend accept the nomination. However, business duty called in Europe and Soros had to attend it personally. The contribution by Soros to Clinton’s campaign may have been driven by his fear for Donald Trump and his faith in Hillary Clinton. Soros disagrees with Trump, now the president of the US on various issues. Earlier on last year, Soros referred trump to as an agent of ISIS because of his intimidation and antics. Michael Vachon, who is the political advisor of George Soros said that stakes were high this time and this made Soros contribute more. There is a trend that has been observed from Soros contribution on discoverthenetworks.org. It’s usually followed by other contributions from other billionaires and well-wishers such as Tom Steyer who donated $31 million, Don Sussman who made a contribution of $13.2 million as well as Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban. These two gentlemen contributed $11.1 million each.

Soros was born 85 years ago in Budapest. This was a time when Europe was occupied by Nazi and constantly persecuted Jews. Soros had a clever dad who gave them survival tactics such as fake identifications. When he had enough, Soros moved to the UK and attended London School of Economics specializing in economics and financé. This was back in 1947. Eight years later, Soros moved to the US and took a job at Wall Street. He was later joined by his parents when they were escaping Jew persecution.

Following the defeat of Clinton by Trump, Soros and other rich liberals who usually fund the Democratic Party met for a three-day closed-door meeting in Washington. The aim of this meeting was to strategize on the way forward and figure out how they would oppose the Trump administration. This was a meeting that was organized by the Democratic Alliance Donor Club. Some of the people who attended the meeting were Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader as well as Elizabeth Warren the Senator. Also in attendance was Keith Ellison. Among the issues that were discussed in these meeting is the role of money in politics.