Whether you are a politics person or not, the name George Soros rings a bell as long as you live in America. The man whose estimated net worth is over twenty-five billion was born in Budapest Hungary back in the year 1930 on August. George Soros has worldwide recognition thanks to his high-flying success in investments and is a bachelor holder in Economics. To add to his list of degrees he holds a master in philosophy and takes 19th position in the top thirty list of the wealthiest people in the world. However, all this success did not come on a silver platter as he also had a humble beginning. To study for his bachelor in economics, George Soros once worked as a waiter and also a railway porter. Later after completion, he kickstarted his career by working for merchant banks until late 1960’s when he succeeded in starting his first hedge fund. Luckily for him, it thrived and through the profits earned he managed to start the second one which he now named Quantum fund. Since then the man has never looked back and has continued to flourish.
Apart from his achievements in investor world, George Soros is also known for his active role in politics and is one of the biggest critics that Donald Trump has. That is proved by his consistent funding of the Democratic political party candidates where he gave more than twenty million in an aim to boosting Hilary Clinton’s campaigns. He and other tycoons such as Vachom and liberal donors have faith in Hillary and came together to fund the campaigns. That gave Hillary an advantage over Trump. He has been involved in an active role in U.S politics, and that is further proved by his support for Obama though he later claimed to have regrets. However Trump being one of his biggest rivals, Soros has increased his political donations. Also back in the year 2004, he gave approximately twenty-three million in a move to try and defeat the then President George Bush.
Politics aside, the man is also renowned for his generosity and giving back to the community. Being a philanthropist, he plays a significant role in raising social concerns for a better life of the average citizen. That he does through funding organizations which create awareness on justice and equality, government accountability and even people who fight for freedom of expression. That way Soros keeps the government in check and makes sure that the rights of the ordinary citizen are in place. He is known for his numerous charity donations and projects which aim at poverty reduction such as the Millennium promise project in which he gave away over 50 million to reduce deficiency in Africa. Soros is able to accomplish that and many other charity programs through the Open Society Foundations which are in more than sixty countries in the world. It is claimed that he spends around six hundred million a year on charity funds. He is truly a one in all man.