One of the favorite quotes by George Soros is that even though humans are not perfect, every day is a new chance to be better and create a better society. Soros is one of the wealthiest men on the planet. With a net worth of more than $25 billion, he has all the resources that he needs to create some form of change in the society. George Soros comes from a past whereby he survived the Holocaust. He was born in Hungary in 1930, and when he was a teenager, he had to flee his own country because of the Nazi occupation.
He went to England, where he worked his way from a busboy to a porter at a railway station. He was able to pay his way through college, and when he graduated from the London School of Economics, he worked for some companies before he was able to save enough money to start his business. He opened his first business with an investment capital of $16 million. However, it was not until 1993 when he made his real break in the world of finances. He is famed to be the man who broke the bank when he made a short sale of 10 billion pounds and ended up with a profit of a $1 billion, all in one day. After this deal, he was able to move to the US and more
He has been operating his businesses in New York for the past three decades. During this time, he has engaged some charities through his open foundation society. They usually say that a person puts their money where their ideas are, and before Soros invests in a business deal, he makes sure that it is aligned with his ideologies. In 2014 for instance, he was as outraged as everyone else, when a white policeman took the life of an African American teenager. The news led to the Black Lives Matter hashtag, and what was a social media trend became real-life street protests. People came from all parts of the country and started their demonstrations in Ferguson. George Soros funded the buses that took the protestors to the city.
He has also been deeply involved in the local politics, especially those connected to the Democratic Party. Soros supported Kerry to run against Bush in 2002, and then, in 2007, he endorsed Hillary till she lost the nomination. Last year, he re-emerged hugely in the political scene. Soros supported Clinton because of his firm belief that Trump might be the worst thing to happen to the country. He contributed more than $25 million to her campaign and brought on board, other big spenders. He still advocates for equal treatment of all humans.
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