George Soros is a brilliant financial mind. He became a legend when he made more than a $1 billion betting on the decline of the British Sterling Pound. His hedge fund that bears his name is one of the more successful hedge funds operating today. But Soros is so much more that a financial genius, he began his philanthropy, The Open Society, soon after he achieved financial independence and secured the future for himself and his family.
In 2016 Soros announced that his foundation would give $500 million in grants to companies founded by refugees and migrants. In the past, he has given billions to the refugee crisis occurring around the world. Soros himself knows the tyranny of fascist governments having been born a jew in Nazi-occupied Hungary. He was able to flee to London where he paid for his education working as a railway porter and a waiter. Read more on NYTimes.com
After making his financial fortune, he was able to develop more of his time to world causes and promoting the work of Karl Popper who wrote, The Open Society. It is that same philosophy that Soros would adopt, and then his foundation would carry the title of the book written by Popper. Soros saw that democracy was the result of free and open societies and he has since advocated these principles as his personal philosophy. Soros has found himself at odds with other wealthy men who usually sought protection for their monies in Republican causes and politics. Soros was the odd man out in Republican circles, and the members of the Good Old Boys Clubs began taking offense at this great man.
But Soros has continued with his philanthropic ways; he no longer has a daily involvement with his hedge fund. George Soros is committed to his foundation and traveling the world advocating for free and open societies. He has written extensively on numerous subjects and those pursuing financial goals should read what he has written on financial matters. At 86 years of age, this national treasure will not be with us for long. He represents ideas that were cherished by the original founders of the American Constitution, but unfortunately, these Constitutional ideals have been forgotten by many Americans.
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