For many living in a range of areas across the U.S., the “American dream” has never seemed so far away as it does in the 21st-century; hedge fund billionaire George Soros believes his destiny is to aid the people of the world in living free and democratic lives with the aid of his own Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups. As a believer in the open society philosophical theory first popularized by Karl Popper, a former mentor of George Soros, and developed the options open to him in pushing forward these ideas as a part of the everyday work he completes with a team of advisors. Helping others live free lives has become one of the main areas of concern for George Soros as he feels the people of the world should not struggle under the oppression the hedge fund manager saw first-hand when invading Nazi forces threatened his life as a member of the Jewish community of Hungary during World War II. Read this story about George at politico.com
George Soros believes the work of his Open Society Foundations has become a major part of the good works being completed across the U.S. and the world as a whole, particularly as the majority of individuals are unaware of the problems being seen in the world by members of minority groups. The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros has been a major supporter of Europe’s Roma people in their fight for equal rights with other citizens in the European Union. The U.S. is often seen as the leading nation in the free world, but the nation has seen a number of civil rights and criminal justice groups backed by George Soros with a number of major donations made by the Open Society Foundations to these groups; in total, the civil rights groups of the U.S. playing a role in the Ferguson protests were backed by George Soros with more than $33 million in annual donations to these good causes, The Washington Times reports.
After developing his reputation as a political donor in the early years of the 21st-century as a backer of Democratic candidates who received millions of dollars in backing across the Presidential election cycle. Soros began the 2008 Presidential election campaign by backing the candidacy of Barrack Obama, but instead sat out the majority of this and the next election because of ideological differences with the Administration over the future direction of the liberal agenda of President Obama and his political agenda. Politico explains the return of George Soros to the U.S. political arena comes amid the rise of right wing politicians and ideologies across the world resulting in the “Brexit” decision in the U.K. and the rise of President Trump in the U.S. Read his profile at Forbes.