George Soros is a business mogul, investor, philanthropist, and author who has shaped the cause of politics throughout the Country and Europe. He is one of the most successful social and political activism financiers the world over. Soros is of American-Hungarian descent and is in the top 30 richest people in the world.Soros has a bachelor’s degree in economics and masters in philosophy. He began his first hedge fund, Double Eagle at the age of 39 years. They later changed name Double Eagle to the Quantum fund, and as at 2011, the assets under its management totaled to 25 billion dollars, which is the bulk of his net worth.Soros has a heart of giving and improving an imperfect world; he has donated more than 12 Million dollars, through the open society foundations and others he has founded.He has extended support to various philanthropic causes within a span of more than three decades.
Soros is famously known for the quote, “What is imperfect can be improved.” He began his philanthropy by supporting the issuing of scholarships for black students at the University of Cape Town South Africa and for dissidents of Eastern European origin to study abroad. Through his foundations, he has defended human rights, expanded access to education and health care across the United States and elsewhere, and has shaped the democratic process in Eastern Europe.Soros is an avid supporter of American progression and American liberals. He has supported presidential candidates like John Kerry, President Obama and recently, Hillary Clinton. After John Kerry’s failure to oust President George Bush, George retreated from large spending on politicians. George has known Hillary since her days as the first lady, and they have had a long standing friendly relationship spanning over 25 years.He has always loved her politics even though he supported President Barrack Obama against her in the 2008 democratic candidate nominees.
In 2016, he emerged as a leading supporter of the Democratic Party politics, donating more than 25 million dollars to boost Hillary and other Democratic candidates. He was to attend the Democratic Convention and show his endorsement and support to Hillary. However, he changed this plan because of the Brexit Vote, and the economic ripples it created. He was forced to stay away from politics and monitor European Markets closely.George Soros gave $33 million to the Ferguson protests. These protests were because of a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown. The court later determined the case as an act of self-defense by the officer. The world watched with keen interest a man like George Soros and anticipated his next move. Whether in politics or the financial environment, he is known to cause ripples that will be felt immediately and over time and impact the world dynamically.