George Soros is a prominent name in the world of politics, but not for the reasons most people in that field are. George is a man whose impact on governments all over the world has been so enormous, that he is sometimes known to have more persuasive power over the people than what the actual candidates standing in elections have. But George has never actually contested in any political elections. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
When George was a young boy, he lived with his family in Hungary. During his childhood, the country was then under the control of the Pro-Nazi regime. Owing to this political state in his country, there was an extensive amount of distress in the people of the society. The government in power played a significant role in the unhappiness of the people owing to the harsh policies and laws in place. George and his family were practicing Jews at the time, which created all the more problems while they lived in Hungary. Seeing this happen to the people around him and the large impact it created in his life and set him on his path to help people to always put the right party in power for the development of society. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
However, George soon realized that to pursue his mission to help people; he would need a lot of funds, to start foundations and organizations to set forth on his mission, on the scale that he wanted to conduct it. When his family moved to London, George enrolled in London School of Economics with a goal of entering the field of finance. On completing his education, George came to New York and invested in his first hedge fund, which garnered him the fortune he has to his name today.
George is known to be one of the richest people in the world and has been featured numerous times by Forbes on their ‘top’ lists. In 2016, he made an appearance on their list as one of the richest hedge fund investors. Through his fortune, George Soros has created an impact on countless lives and has benefited numerous people through the various organizations that he has funded as well as started up himself. In 2016, George set the roots for an organization that strives to help people seeking refuge in war-torn countries and countries that were under any political distress. The group used George’s personal funds to give monetary support to entrepreneurs and businesses of these people so as to help them set up their life in their new home and support their families adequately to provide them with a good start.
George has also donated millions to the Democratic party, with the hope of bringing a just party to power, for the benefit of the American citizens.