George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor. He was born in 1930 under the regime of Nazi war. Soros is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. It is approximated that he has given approximately up to more than $12 billion to charity until now. Soros has a funding organization named after him. The Soros Foundation has supported people as well as organizations that are focused on promoting peace, freedom of speech, humanity, civil rights, transparency, equality and human rights.
Through giving back to the society, Soros has always focused on people who face discrimination for being who they were born to be. Soros has supported groups in Europe that support the people of Roma as well as many individuals who have been pushed beyond limits. Such people include people who have a different sex orientation preference, drug users as well sex workers. Soros shows his support for these groups because he has experienced difficulties in terms of unfairness first hand. He was born in Hungary, in 1930.
Soros experienced the Nazi regime that involved a lot of fights marked by the murder of more than 500,000 people in Hungary. His character for supporting the less fortunate in the society roots from the hardships he experienced in that regime. Hungarian Jews were murdered, and it was the responsibility of each person to look after each other in false teams. Soros and his family secured false documentation to be safe in war. By concealing the papers, they were able to defend their friends and brothers at war. In an interview after relocating from Hungary, Soros recalled the ordeal and said that they were going to submit their fate but instead, submitted false documents for protection.
Soros explained that they were able to save themselves so that they could save their friends in return. After the war, the communists were consolidated in power. Soros thoughts it wise to flee Budapest in 1947. He arrived in London and started working as a railway porter in the day and a nightclub waiter at night. It is evident that life was not a smooth venture for Soros. He worked hard in two shifts per day and night. This was in a bid to support his studies at the London School of Economics. George Soros emigrated to the United States of America in 1956. His relocation to the U.S. marked the beginning of the American dream for him. He started investing in business after school. His fortune is currently approximated to be $30billion. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.
To extend his services to the society, Soros established the Open Society Foundations. This is a group of charity organizations focused on changing the lives of people in across more than 100 countries. Soros relives the words of Karl Popper, the author of Open Societies and Its Enemies. He read the book when he was at the London School of Economics. Learn more about George at Biography.