George Soros has become a major player in the United States political scene thanks to his giving nature and his devout progressive policies. Soros has spent the bulk of his career helping to raise money for those in desperate need, fighting for social justice and true equality all around the world. Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations and his work there has made him probably the most giving philanthropist on the planet. George Soros didn’t become the man he is today by pure happenstance, he had life cultivate him into that person. Let’s take a look through Soros’ work history in order to get an appreciable insight into who he is today.
It all started back when Soros was living in Hungary with his family, as a teenager. The year was 1944 and the Nazi regime was coming to occupy the country. Over the next year over 500,000 Hungarian born Jews would be systematically murdered while countless others were tortured. Soros saw this brutality first hand and in his mind he realized the danger of a populist, nationalistic regime. The Soros family would help countless people escape the oppressive regime before emigrating themselves to London.
In London Soros found his way to the works of Karl Popper and it was this reading that would inform a long missive against harsh capitalism that Soros would pen at a later time. Karl Popper was a proponent of the Open Society and he understood just how dangerous capitalism could be, especially crony capitalism that was fueled by corruption and discrimination. While Soros studied the works of Popper he was working two different jobs to pay for his studies at the London School of Economics. Upon graduating Soros would set sail to America in order to start up his dream company, the Soros Hedge Fund.On paper George Soros stands for everything that the right wing of American politics should respect: he’s a self made billionaire who worked his way up from nothing in order to become the man he is today.
But Soros never forgot the man he was and consequently he has been working tirelessly to help others out. This obviously doesn’t quite fly with the modern right wing of America.Now, the election of Donald Trump has put an intense focus on the few billionaire progressives who are willing to stand up for what they believe in and fight back. That is exactly what George Soros has been doing for the better part of the past couple of years. Soros is working closely with his philanthropic foundation, the Open Society Foundations, in order to fund grassroots activists to stand up and take charge of their own destiny in Trump’s America.