Among billionaires, George Soros, is perhaps one of the most-generous of his time and money. Considering that George has mounted billions of dollars towards many philanthropy efforts, it is clear why he’s believed to be the world’s foremost philanthropist in history. George has a current net worth of over $25 billion, which puts him in the category of being one of the richest person’s in the world.
George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 and lived through some of the worst times in our world’s history, for people of Jewish decent in the 1940’s. However; through those adversities George ascended to build people’s lives, for freedom of expression and equality. George has shown by example that despite obstacles, even seemingly insurmountable, that giving back to the community is healing and powerful.
George began as a philanthropist in 1979 with a scholarship program, for South Africans suffering from apartheid. He pursued funding efforts to end attempts, for stopping students from attending University of Cape Town, in South Africa, and George ultimately became instrumental in the changes which later occurred in the freedom changes. From there, his philanthropy efforts grew to Central and Eastern Europe towards the ending of the cold war. For decades, George has championed many causes such as, supporting independent organizations, including the International Crisis Group and the European Council on Foreign relations. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
Throughout the 2016 political season George committed over $5 million towards nonprofit organizations, for supporting, then political nominee Hillary Rodham-Clinton. His efforts though supporting the Voting Rights Trusts further adds to the overwhelming sustenance of contributions George has offered, for bringing necessary changes to the fore-front.
Additionally, George contributed to the funding of American Bridge 21st Century, a political action committee (PAC) that holds the values George identifies with as being progressive and holding politicians accountable. The primary mission of the organization, which George supported with over $2 million during the last two presidential elections, is to progress forward using the political process as a means to hold politicians accountable. George has steadfastly believed in this principle after living through the South African apartheid and the Jewish history he witnessed directly.
The motivation of George Soros and through his funding of such great causes has very much to do with the Hungarian-born native remembering his roots. George has done more, for the American culture than he perhaps has time to even remember and clearly expands opportunities across the world using his wealth.
George came from humble circumstances uses his greatest humanity efforts to reach the lives of those who suffer. As of February 2017, George became the 19th richest person in the world. A large amount of his wealth is recycled back into the communities, for devoting reinforcement and change, which George has committed the last four decades of his life. Read this story about George at Politico.com.