George Soros is a name that is known in many parts of the world and in many different areas of life as the former refugee from Hungary has made a major impression on U.S. life for a number of years. The life of Soros has not been a simple one, but has shown that hard work and a passion for a career can lead an individual to the highest levels of success possible; Forbes now estimates the wealth of George Soros to have reached more than $25.2 billion in 2017 after the graduate of the London School of Economics set out from his native Hungary as a refugee after surviving the World War II Holocaust and living under Communist rule after hostilities ended. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
The rights of those living under the worst possible conditions remain high on the list of important policy options for George Soros as he works with his global network of charities under the Open Societies Foundation banner. Aides and supporters of the founder of the Soros Fund Management group are reported by Politico to have stated the hedge fund legend has not seemed as active in his work as a philanthropist, investment specialist, and political donor has rarely seemed as motivated to make a positive change on the planet as he has in 2016 and 2017. The work completed in recent years by George Soros has included making sure the liberal viewpoint held by the man known for breaking the Bank of England in the 1990s is supported by a range of groups and Super PAC’s who believe liberal policies provide the fairest option for keeping the people of the world free and secure for the future. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Among the groups backed by George Soros during the 2016 Presidential election cycle include those backing pro-choice options in terms of abortion to the tune of $1.5 million, and a further $1.5 million providing support for candidates from the Democrat’s looking to win or hold their seats in Congress. The major financial support George Soros is able to provide for candidates and causes he backs is something the founder of the Open Society Foundations has been reported by Politico to find difficult to cope with; Soros believes he has been given an opportunity to help others through his personal success, but also believes this aspect of U.S. politics is difficult to cope with. Soros has always supported Super PAC’s and other political groups in fighting for the rights of minority groups and those who are ignored within society, but he also hopes to halt the influence political donors like himself have on elections by backing the fight to repeal the Citizens United decision that allows almost unlimited funds to be donated during election periods.