George Soros is a billionaire investor who has made his claim to fame not only his immense fortune, but his willingness to focus on fighting for causes that he believes to be just. Soros is a Hungarian born investor who currently resides in New York City. Soros is renowned not just for his philanthropic work but also for his work as a staunch progressive and advocate for political change through democratic means. Soros was last a huge player in the political game in 2004 when he worked alongside Al Gore but since then he has mostly been outside of the spotlight, focusing on change through his Open Society Foundations. However, the 2016 Presidential Election saw a seismic shift in the political landscape and as a result George Soros decided to return. Read his profile at Forbes.
To put it bluntly, George Soros thinks that Republican President Donald Trump is one of the worst things to happen to American politics ever. Soros flatly called out Trump’s fear mongering as “doing the work of ISIS” and he continues to advocate against Trump’s core platform policies which are anti everything that Soros ever fought for during his life. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that George Soros decided to jump back into the game in order to back progressive politicians like Hillary Clinton.
Soros returned to the Presidential Campaign trail in 2016 in order to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as well as the rest of the down ticket progressive options. Soros would put in nearly $25 million via donation to a host of different PACs in order to try and offset the billionaire Koch Brothers that have made supporting Republicans a core part of their business policy. Soros donated heavily to Clinton’s personal PAC, giving a record breaking $7 million for the specific PAC. Michael Vachon, Soros’ own political adviser, pointed out that Soros had to return due to the nature of the stakes that this election had raised.
Being a billionaire investor willing to fight for progressive causes has turned George Soros almost into the perfect target for the conservative, right wing smear machine. Soros was a vocal advocate against George W. Bush and his incensed rhetoric against Donald Trump’s hate-speech has only fanned the flames of dislike between Soros and the right wing political group in the United States. Still, Soros refuses to back down and he continues to be one of the most supportive fighters for progress in the world today. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.
What makes George Soros so special, and different from most billionaires, is the fact that he is completely self-made. Soros fled Nazi persecution in Hungary in order to work his way through the London School of Economics. From there Soros would sail to America where he would start, and succeed, with the Soros Hedge Fund.