How George Soros Is Changing the World

spcblog, 18 November 2017, No comments
Categories: Financial, Open Society

George Soros has donated a whopping eighteen billion dollars to Open Society Foundations, according to the New York Times. This move comes as part of his estate planning. George Soros has been donating eight hundred or nine hundred million dollars to Open Society Foundations every year, but this move is unprecedented. It is one of the largest donations ever made by a private individual to a foundation. Now the Open Society Foundation is ranked as the second largest foundation in the United States. The only one above it on the list is the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation.

Over the course of his life until now, George Soros has given away more than thirty two billion dollars to Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Foundations have been promoting freedom opposing authoritative governments all across the globe for over thirty years. They have also been supporting education, and they have helped countless students get the education that they deserved but could not afford. He fights for those who are suffering discrimination, such as people in the LGBTI community.

George Soros has firsthand experience of what it is like to live under a fascist regime. He was born in the 1930s and lived through the occupation of Europe by the Nazis. He only escaped because he and his family used false papers to disguise the fact that they were Jewish. They also helped other families to do the same thing. George later explained that instead of submitting to fascism, they fought it.

George Soros left Hungary during the time it was occupied by the Communists, in the year 1947. He went to London, where he studied at the London School of Economics. He worked hard at night to support his studies during the day. In 1956, George Soros moved to the United States and got involved in the world of finance. He became very successful on Wall Street.

In 1970, he started Soros Fund Management, and he became one of the most successful hedge fund operators in the country. He started Open Society Foundations around thirty years ago. He took the name from Karl Popper’s book, Open Societies and Their Enemies, which discussed the difference between an open society a closed or fascistic society. Karl Popper explains how there is no one philosophy that is the truth and which can be forced on people and the value of democracy and freedom of choice and expression. George Soros believes in this very much, which is why he named his foundation the Open Society Foundations.

He started his philanthropy by awarding scholarships to struggling students in South Africa, which was then under apartheid. He then supported freedom in his home country of Hungary, which was then under the rule of communism. He helped people get to the west side of Germany to discover new ideas. He has done good work in more than one hundred countries. George Soros has also worked hard on making sure that drug users get rehabilitated in the proper way and not by ways that have been tried but do not work. and Follow him Twitter.com

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