The philanthropist George Soros is one of the world’s best known financial experts and hedge fund managers who has headed his own fund since the 1960s when he established what has become known as Soros Fund Management. Aides and employees report George Soros is often engaged in his political and financial career at times when he feels it is important for him to step in and make a difference to the lives of others, but he has remained committed at all times to making sure his charitable network, the Open Society Foundations, remains an important organizations in bringing success to the people of the world who are stranded in the harshest conditions. Unlike many wealthy philanthropists the work of George Soros takes in groups from around the world who Soros feels are in need of his assistance in the fight against totalitarianism and the loss of basic human rights.
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As a refugee arriving in London in 1947 from his home nation of Hungary the Holocaust survivor began studying at the London School of Economics where he discovered the work of philosopher Karl Popper, according to the Open Society Foundations. Popper’s work explained that each and every nation in the world is only as free and democratic as its current political position, which is why Soros has worked consistently in the U.S. to protect the rights of its people to live free and democratic lives as he believes the U.S. Constitution must be protected at all times. Biography reports George Soros has proven so successful as an investment specialist he was ranked as the 21st richest person in the world in 2015 with an estimated fortune of $26 billion, but he has also become one of the world’s most successful philanthropists after giving around $12 billion to good causes around the world.
The work completed by George Soros in Eastern Europe to help secure freedom for those living under the oppression of Communist rule was followed by a campaign to aid young people living in Apartheid divided South Africa, and later gave birth to the Open Society Foundations. Across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America the work of Soros and his O-pen Society Foundations has sought to protect the rights of those who are often denied their human rights, such as those fighting for same sex marriage rights who have had the support of George Soros. A further campaign backed by George Soros has been his continued fight to aid refugees seeking a new life away from conflicts in the Middle East, which prompted Soros to miss his first Democratic National Convention in 2016 when he decided it was far more important to monitor the refugee crisis as it was unfolding. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.