The global political situation has always been a concern for George Soros, whether it is monitoring the world markets for his Soros Fund Management hedge fund or fighting for the rights of those trapped in closed societies with his Open Society Foundations he is always aware of the changing political landscape. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros first came to prominence for the majority of people when he played a major role in the devaluation of the British currency in 1992; on the so-called “Black Wednesday”, the Holocaust survivor is reported to have made an estimated $1 billion in a single day. Since creating his fortune by the end of the 1970s, Soros has concentrated much of his life and wealth on developing his Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups and backing major political campaigns for liberal candidates and groups across the world and more information click here.
The Atlantic reports George Soros has held the rise of the open society as one of the major areas of success for his work across the world as he has remained committed to protecting the rights of millions of people who are at risk of losing their human rights. During his time at the London School of Economics as a refugee student, the work of philosopher Karl Popper became important to Soros in forming a world view remaining in place to the present day. Popper taught all democracies and totalitarian regimes were at risk of being hijacked by those only looking to further their own ends. One of the lessons held dearest by George Soros is that of the U.S. Constitution is a fluid document needing to be fought for at all times; Soros has focused much of his attention on the development of his political and philanthropic work in the U.S. and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.
Although the majority of his work in the U.S. is focused on small groups and candidates for office seeking to protect the rights of minority groups and their members, he has also become known for the huge donations he has made to U.S. Presidential campaigns in the 21st-century. Politico reports George Soros donated an estimated $25 million to the campaign of Hillary Clinton to become the first female President of the U.S. However, Soros also looked to smaller campaigns as a way of fighting for the rights of minority groups and those from low-income families who are often subjected to longer prison sentences for crimes due to their position in society; Soros and his political advisors identified public prosecutor and district attorney positions as largely dominated by white, middle-aged males. George Soros and his team identified the fact the majority of prosecutor and district attorney elections passed by unopposed for the incumbent until the hedge fund legend decided to take action and fund candidates from minority groups through a series of PAC’s and Super PAC’s.
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