George Soros: The Ultimate Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist

Source: Forbes

George Soros fled to England from Hungary in the year 1947. In England, he joined an economics school in London for studies and graduated as an economist in 1952. He later went to the United States of America and worked for three firms in New York investment companies in 1973. George then decided to start his venture and founded the great Soros Management Hedge Fund, which was later named as the Quantum fund. He has managed his fruitful and aggressive hedge fund for two decades.

Soros began his philanthropic efforts in 1979 by offering study scholarships to South Africans. He provided Xerox machines to copy banned texts in the year 1980 and also helped in undermining communism in the Eastern bloc as well as supporting cultural exchanges. His philanthropic foundations called Open Society Foundation have supported philanthropy in Africa, Asia, and the United States. Soros also created the University of Central Europe after the fall of the great Berlin wall to promote thinking.

In the 1980s, Soros gave up the day to day management of the hedge fund and by then he was one of the wealthiest people on earth and started his safe journey through his Open Source organization. In the recent years, Soros has indulged in major political activism campaigns all over the United States. He has widely lectured and written on the United Sates role in education, world affairs, and political freedom. Soros was offered an honorary degree from the University of Oxford.

His Open Source organization network partners and is now running projects in more than 100 nations in the entire world. George Soros is its founder and chairperson. His main idea is to realize a society that has a regime that is accountable to the people, where the rights of people are respected, and the truth about factors affecting the people is always available. This makes the philanthropic organization to be one of the biggest in the entire universe.

Soro’s Wake-up Call to Europe
European leaders are not aware of the present challenge they are facing from Russia. Soros attributes this mainly to one fact that the Eurozone and the European Union lost their way after the financial crisis in 2008.

A lot of popular resentment has arisen from the fiscal rules that prevail currently in Europe. The latest elections have seen 30% of anti-Europe parties capture the European parliamentary seats. Russia now presents an alternative that imposes a challenge to the principles and values on which the European Union was founded originally. It is based on the force that manifests itself in aggression abroad and repression at home. The US and Europe are determined to avoid any direct military confrontation with Russia for its reasons. It is easy to foresee what lies ahead.

Soros’ Democratic Fight In Voting Right Cases
The single liberal benefactor; the philanthropist George Soros is mostly paying for the democratic legal arguments against restrictive laws of voting enacted in the recent years by the Republican-controlled state governments.

Soros has agreed to put up $5 million dollars into the lawsuit effort. He is hoping to remove the restrictions on voters access that they say could otherwise result in a close voting.