The majority of people around the world know George Soros for the successful financial career he has built up over the last few decades, which began with the launch of the hedge fund that would eventually become the Soros Fund Management brand. Biography reports Soros had arrived in New York to began a career on Wall Street in 1957 after completing his studies at the London School of Economics, eventually launching his own hedge fund in 1973 after disregarding his original plan to remain in New York for only five years and build his own fortune. The business success of George Soros became headline news in 1992 when his decision to gamble on the devaluation of the British Pound led to the crash that would eventually become known as “Black Wednesday” on the British markets.
In the U.S. George Soros has used the economic freedom afforded him by his financial success to push forward a left leaning progressive agenda that sees him back a number of Democratic candidates and groups who reflect the views and opinions of the U.S. citizen. The Open Society Foundations explains the work of George Soros has included both the public and private lobbying of political figures who he feels can make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. George Soros has been a major supporter of Democratic candidates from across the U.S. who he feels can assist in developing a political move to the left of the political spectrum; Soros was a major supporter of the candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female President of the U.S. in 2016. Soros not only backed the campaign of Secretary Clinton in 2016, but also provided funding for groups battling to support the right of minority groups to vote in parts of the U.S. where voting rights have been threatened by conservative lawmakers. Read more about George at The New York Times.
Financial success has also allowed the development of the Open Society Foundations to move forward in a way that allows not for profit groups to create a better society for all to enjoy. George Soros has battled to create a better world by developing a series of programs that are designed to educate individuals about their human rights and allow groups access to the best in legal and educational assistance to ensure a full understanding of democracy is obtained. A progressive, liberal university in central Europe is one of the leading opportunities developed by George Soros for the good of people from across the planet; George Soros also fights to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and those who are struggling to live a successful life on the fringes of major societies, such as the U.S. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.