George Soros has been working in philanthropic endeavors for over 30 years now. His organization, the Open Society Foundation offers support of the human rights of others in over 100 countries. He is more than able as well. He is valued at over $25.2 billion. As such, he is one of the richest people in the world.
Soros was born in Budapest and even survived Nazi-Germany occupied Hungary, and escaped to the UK. He lived in England and went to the London School of Economics, where he graduated with his Masters degree in philosophy.
He began a hedge fund in 1969. Profits from that gave him the money for seed money for the Soros Fund Management, which still exists to this day to help fund human rights causes.
His studies in philosophy have led to capital markets applying Karl Popper’s General Theory of Reflexivity. That has been used to help the financial markets thrive after swapping stocks to improve the futures in trading.
The Open Society Foundation, between 1979 and 2011 donated over $ 11 billion to philanthropic causes for human rights. His role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe. His foundation is largely based on his desire to stop the types of atrocities he witnessed in Hungary during the Nazi Occupation.
His intense focus on preventing discrimination and helping protect sex workers and LGBTI people and even those that have indulged in drug use. His belief is that no person should lose their human rights, no matter what. His survival through the murder of 500,000 jews probably has a lot to do with that. His goal was to make the place a better place. He wants to make the world a safer place. That means everyone, not just a few. Read more at The New York Times about George.
He has also donated to scholarship funds for South Africans under Apartheid. As if that isn’t enough, he also created the Central European University, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to foster critical philosophical thinking. At the time, this was not accessible in the area. His role in the Eastern European battle with freedom is notoriously good.
After the cold war was at an end, George Soros battled to help back the medical marijuana movement. During that time, he also worked to help those people facing no legal assistance which were being discriminated against received the legal help they needed. His assistance in pure love for basic human rights is amazing. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.
Recently, he has moved into the financial markets, where his endeavors have helped even more people have a world that is free from restrictions, and helped forge more gains towards human rights. It’s a right that everyone has enjoyed that had the luxury of freedom. Everyone should have that too.