Up-to date, George Soros has offered more than $10 million in charities and he is considered as one of the preeminent philanthropists in the world. Various organizations and individuals across the world have used these funds to advocate for transparency, social order, accountability in government, freedom of expression to promote justice and equality. Soros has provided support to various individuals including marginalized individuals from the mainstream society like for example drug users, LGBTI individuals, sex workers, and other people representing Europe.
George Soros has undergone such marginalization firsthand. Soros was born in the year 1930 in Hungary. The Nazi control of 1944 saw the death of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews, but Soros survived this. Soros and his Jewish family secured false identity papers and survived this ordeal by covering their backgrounds. They also helped other families to do the same. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
According to Politico, Soros established the Open Society Foundations in more than 100 countries using his wealth. The Foundation is a network of establishments whose operations are based on the influence of Soros reasoning which reflect the philosophy of Karl Popper. In his book Open Society, Karl Popper argues that no belief or rationality system is the last authority on truth. He acquired this ideology from the London School of Economics where he graduated from. He believed that when a democratic approach to governance, freedom of speech and regard for individual rights, social orders could easily thrive. The Open Society Foundation is hugely based on this ideology.
George Soros has been an active player in the American political scene. He has financed causes such as the Ferguson protests and also gave millions of dollars to the Democratic Party in 2016. Before Donald Trump was elected to office, he was one of the forefront figures who opposed him. Through his foundations in Europe and over 100 other countries across the globe, Soros is determined to push his ideologies through these operations. Soros is a man who is loved and admired on both the left and right edges of the Patriots, and sometimes imagery or rhetoric leaves little to the thought.
In a report published in the Washington Times in 2015, George Soros offered around $33 million to support groups including the ones that supported the grassroots, on-the-ground protesters in Ferguson. The Washington Times also revealed that Soros had offered millions of dollars to the groups which transported protesters from around the country to Ferguson and made the crusades the headlines of numerous media outlets all over the country. His latest assessment filings of his non-profit Foundations indicate this move by Soros. A flammable dissent caused by the budgetary tie from Soros to the protest groups brought about a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.