George Soros is a Hungarian billionaire based in New York. After a long period of silence in politics, he made a major comeback last year and was among the greatest donors of the Democratic Politics. The last time George was involved in politics was in 2004 when he spent a fortune funding campaigns in an attempt to beat President Bush.Last year, Soros donated approximately $25 million to support Hillary Clinton alongside other Democratic Candidates during the campaign period. According to his close associates, Soros has never been so involved in politics like he was last year. His intense involvement in politics was due to his confidence in Hillary and fear of Donald Trump, whom Soros speculates is associated with the works of ISIS. The political stakes were very high for Soros because of increased opposition to the matters he cares about and supports earnestly such as religious tolerance, criminal justice reform, and immigration reform.
For the first time, Soros had planned to attend the Democratic convention to witness his longtime friend, Hillary Clinton, receive the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Unfortunately, he had to cancel the tour at the last-minute to attend to his businesses in Europe that were scheduled for that week. This showed that Soros had come back to the political arena with a lot of enthusiasm.George Soros was born and brought up in Hungary, where he was a victim of discrimination as he lived during the Nazi occupation. However, he survived the harsh rule and also motivated others to do the same. Soros later fled the country and educated himself at the London School of Economics. He migrated to New York where he managed to create a hedge fund that later became the Quantum Fund. George Soros is a political activist as well as a dedicated philanthropist. He has a net worth of approximately $25.2 billion which he attained through currency trades. According to Forbes, he is the world’s 22nd richest man.
Soros is the chairperson and founder of the Open Society Foundation, a network of partners, foundations, and projects across 100 countries. Most of his funding supports organizations and individuals who fight for transparency, freedom of expression, and accountability in the government. His donations are focused on people who are discriminated, and he is devoted to fighting the intricate problems in the world. Through the Open Society Foundation, Soros has given more than $8 billion to charities. He attributes his philanthropy to his success in financial markets. Even in his 80s Soros is still active in his foundations and travels widely to support and advocate for positive policies.He started his philanthropy by giving scholarships to South Africans during the apartheid rule in 1979. Over time, he has educated many students all over the world through his foundation. George Soros has five children and is married to Tamiko Bolton.