George Soros is one of the most highly esteemed philanthropists in the world. He has donated billions of dollars to charities that impact people and causes all over the globe, and read full article.
Over the years George Soros has helped a vast number of charities thrive. He has aided education and medicine and has also supported causes for minorities such as LGBTI people, refugees, immigrants, recovering drug and alcohol addicts, as well as former sex workers. George Soros is known for his being the primary funder of the leading academic institution in social sciences Central European University, located in Budapest, Hungary.
One of the proudest achievements of George Soros is his Open Society Foundations which he established in the April of 1993 which headquarters in New York City. The organization currently has the endowment of almost $19. 60 billion. George Soros is one of the few founders of charity organizations that fund their own groups mostly using their private money. In fact, over the year George Soros has donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations in order to keep it running and making a difference in the world, and follow his Twitter.
George Soros has experienced discrimination which surrounded him during his childhood and early teenage years. He was born in 1930 in Hungary which was riddled with the Nazi. George Soros is from a Jewish family, and so his life was always in danger. Thanks to his father who paid for his son to be kept safe at another house, George Soros led a relatively calm and secure life. Years later, the family was united in London after George Soros left Budapest in 1947 when he was 17 of age.
In London, the family started a new life, and George Soros enrolled in the London School of Economics. He had to work s a part-time nigh club waiter and a railway porter or else he would not have been able to pay for his studies. During his time in London, George Soros became highly engrossed in a book written by philosopher Karl Popper called Open Society and Its Enemies. The arguments in the book talk about how no ideology can ever prevail for long. The only way for a society to flourish is through democratic governance, respect for the rights of an individual, and if people learn to accept others for who they are instead of judge and discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, and the likes.
It is needless to say that the philosophy of an open society influenced George Soros. In 1979 he started his philanthropy by helping black South Africans achieve a better education. In the 2000s, George Soros was one of the most vocal proponents of same-sex marriage and headed some of the efforts to legalize it. Over the years he has supported a vast number of independent organizations such as the International Crisis Group, Global Witness, the European Council on Foreign Relations and many more.
George Soros believes that open society is possible if each person makes an effort to make a difference.