Philanthropist and humanitarian activist, George Soros has spent nearly four decades advocating global equal rights, and reform of criminal justice and immigration. His Forbes profile shows his net worth is $25.2 billion, as of March 8th, 2017, placing him as number 22 on the list of the top World’s Billionaires. Last year, he was ranked number 19 by Forbes 400 and named the Highest Earning Hedge Fund Manager. After he became a successful investor in the 1970’s, he made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of other people worldwide. He started the Open Society Foundation and funded nonprofit organizations that support political and social causes.
Presently, Mr. Soros and the Foundation have contributed more than $12 billion, since 1979. His most recent donation in the amount of $10 million is announced on his website to launch the Hate Incident Database. The funds will be used to offer social and legal services to victims of hate crimes and to monitor hate incidents in the U.S. He’s challenging other local and international non-profits to help provide solutions for improvements and to take action. He immediately addressed the issue of the rise in hate crimes after the 2016 presidential election. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
George Soros is a huge supporter of Democratic candidates who support religious tolerance and immigration reform. He faithfully supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, donating over $25 million to her campaign. Politico News reported he was scheduled to attend the Democratic Convention but had to cancel after the European economic condition last year. From 2013 to 2016, he gave over $13 billion to non-profits supporting the rights of human beings and forming democratic structure in Eastern Europe. The donation was also used to make education and healthcare accessible to the people in the United States and other countries.
Mr. Soros continues to support political causes in various States and counties. While supporting Mrs. Clinton, he was donating to Democratic candidates running for sheriff and district attorney. The major election loss was the presidential campaign, but he received good results for candidates, such as, Paul Penzone. Mr. Penzone defeated former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio after 24 years in office. He shares similar views about immigration and criminal justice reforms as Mr. Soros.
George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, a privately owned hedge fund management firm. He is Hungarian and became a U.S. citizen to further his education and establish his career. He is known international as a wise investor, writer, and philanthropist. He’s written many essays, articles, and books covering topics on politics, economics, and society. Mr. Soros is in his 80’s and have years of experience observing and analyzing global economies investors and readers rely on for insight on investment opportunities. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.