George Soros is popular for being one of the richest people on earth with a personal fortunate of about $13 billion. He is also a powerful and influential political figure, and a controversial one of late. Here is a brief overview of the man bent on improving the world’s political climate and attitude toward minorities on Politico.
George Soros’ history is a tragic but exciting one. He was born to a family of non-practicing Jews in 1930 in Hungary. He escaped the 1944 onslaught against Hungary’s Jews by the occupying Nazi Germany thanks to his father’s quick thinking on discoverthenetworks.org. His father had bribed a government official to claim Soros as his godson and take him in, thus saving him from the slaughter. This is perhaps one of the reasons why George Soros is dedicated to improving the welfare of minorities in America and all over the world through his political and financial influence on opensocietyfoundations.org.
Soros spent much of his teenage years moving from country to country across Europe gaining education and making money. He became a U.S. citizen in 1961, and he has been increasingly vocal about the country’s politics since then.
A Political Messiah
George Soros speaks openly about his political goals in many of his books and random interviews. He is known to have a sense of grandiosity, and he even describes himself as having an exaggerated view of self-importance; in one of his books he compares himself to reformers such as Keynes and Einstein. Frankly, he sees himself, and acts, as a political messiah.
Soros is an outspoken liberal politician with progressive economic on Forbes and political views of the U.S., Europe, and the world. He is particularly concerned about the welfare of minorities such as Blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. and Muslim refugees and migrants in Europe. He was a staunch critic of President Donald J. Trump and a dedicated supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
Today, George Soros furthers his political agendas by funding and supporting NGOs and organizations that share his views.some of the organizations that he supports include the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Arab American Institute.
George Soros also supports the media and particularly media organizations that support leftist views. Some of the organizations under his support include ABC, Free Press, the Independent Media Institute, the American Prospect, Inc., and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, among others.
To date, George Soros has donated over $5 billion in funding to political movements under his support. He has also donated about $48 million to the aforementioned media organizations in the period between 2003 and 2011, according to the Media Research Center.