George Soros is a Hungary-born entrepreneur based in Wall Street, New York city. He is the founder of the Soros Fund Management LLC. The Soros Fund Management LLC has a current value of thirty billion U.S dollars in assets alone. Soros’ currently has a net worth of 25.2 billion U.S dollars.
George Soros’ Academic and Career Background
George Soros migrated from his Budapest home to The United Kingdom. Soros studied finance at the London School of Economics in England. Apart from studies, George also started working as a waiter, porter at a railway station and after that, as a bank merchant. In 1969, George built a twelve million U.S dollar hedge fund at Wall Street in New York city which later evolved into Quantum Fund . He made powerful partnerships with other investors, with whom he did the great lucrative businesses. His impartiality in employment was highlighted by giving a superior position, to a lady by the name Dawn Fitzpatrick. Dawn was well-known on Wall Street and managed Soros’ investment portfolio. Dawn happens to the seventh chief investment officer (CIO) at his firm.
Soros, the Philanthropist
Soros has the heart to give, and he has given many. He has funded organizations, parties, and individuals wholeheartedly. His stern belief in social justice and equality, transparency, and accountability from incumbent governments and freedom of expression, led him to fund missions that support his values.He has given out an estimated value of twelve million U.S dollars to organizations and over twenty-seven million U.S dollars to political parties. This was in favor of the democratic political party that represented his values. Additionally, he has funded healthcare and education projects all over the United States, with an astonishing figure of thirteen billion U.S dollars.Soros supported Barack Obama quest for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. The 85-year-old recently funded The Democratic Party with close to twenty-five million U.S dollars to support Hillary Clinton’s quest for the presidency in the United States.Being an incredibly wealthy and visionary man, George massively mobilized the formation of The Democratic Alliance. It was a secret club of elite liberal donors established in the year 2005. Their primary mission was to divert cash from short-term political projects to global projects that affected the greater part of U.S population. The projects of concern focused on, solving issues regarding income inequality and battling climate change.
Soros the freedom fighter
As a firm believer of political freedom, Soros has lobbied for reforms in immigration and criminal justice. Moreover, he has pressed for religious tolerance, for all faiths to be given freedom of expression without fear of intimidation.George Soros is a good example of a businessman with a loving heart. Despite his economically-intensive and busy work schedule, he manages to set aside time for people and things that matter. His giving heart has financed many worthy causes hence making him a legend.