George Soros had an interesting life long before he became a millionaire. Mr. Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930. His parents were non-practicing Jews. Fearful that his entire family would be killed together, his father made the hard choice to split his family apart, and bribed Gentile families to take them into their homes. Once the family was together again, they relocated to London. It was there that George Soros attended the London School of Economics. This is where he was introduced to the works of Viennese-born philosopher Karl Popper, who George would later call his “spiritual mentor”. After graduating in 1952, he took a position at Singer and Friedlander. He later moved to New York and got his start on Wall Street, eventually founding his own hedge fund according to Forbes.
He opened the first of his Open Society Foundations in Hungary in 1984. It had the mission to “build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens”. Now his Open Society Foundations are active in 70 countries worldwide. By 1992 George Soros’ spending had increased to $300 million a year for charities. He donates to Human Rights Watch, an organization that he was once a part of as a member of its Europe and Central Asia Advisory Committee. He also founded Soros Foundation Network. His mission is to make freedom, human rights, democracy, and the rule of law universal ideals. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.
George Soros also makes donations to organizations to make the world a better place in his way. He supports groups that advocate for the changes that he would like to see happen, such as a war on poverty. Soros also speaks out about decisions politicians make that he doesn’t agree with. On several occasions he has put his vast wealth behind movements that will undermine communist and authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He funded demonstrators to take part in nonviolent protests, helping to bring down regimes. He also helped fund “Charter 77,” which is a document demanding that the Czech government recognize basic human rights. In recent year he has turned his sights to America, saying he can do for the causes he supports by changing the government than he can just pushing issues, according to Discover the Networks.