George Soros has had a very interesting life. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, and as a young boy experienced the invasion of the Nazis. George’s father taught him the language known as Esperanto, which is designed to bypass the innate differences of people and allows for more open communication.
When Hitler rose to power, George’s father changed their family name from being Schwartz to that of Soros, which in Esperanto means “will soar.” After the Nazi regime was vanquished, George moved to London and attended the London School of Economics in 1947. While there, George studied the philosophies of Karl Popper, where he learned about the concept of having an open society.
While in London, George was employed at various banks, before making the move to America, reaching New York in 1963. Only a few years later, in 1970, George established his own company, Soros Fund Management, later to become the Quantum fund in 1973 with help from Jim Rogers, his partner and investor in the company. The company made large profits and founded George’s reputation, placing him into a financial position of power. In the 1990’s George began to trade international securities, and profited an astounding one billion dollars within only one day. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
George uses his money for great humanitarian causes that he enacts through his company Open Society Foundation, which he founded back in 1993. George Soros’ belief in creating an open society has fueled his contributions to an amazing variety of charities. Some of these charities include The American Institute for Social Injustice, The New America Foundation, and The Migration Policy Institute.
George has also contributed large amounts of his money to the Democratic Party, and he has been very close friends with Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill since 1993. George went so far as to support Hillary’s run for President, and has contributed more than 15 million dollars to Clinton-directed organizations.
George believes in the tearing down of international borders, and worked hard to bring down the Berlin Wall. George’s commitment to a free society extends to being a supporter for LGBT communities, and supporting the use of marijuana. George knows that the war on drugs is nothing more than a means of taking money from citizens by forcing them into prisons. Mr. Soros knows that marijuana has helped greatly to ease the suffering caused by a large variety of medical dilemmas. George is also against the election of current President Trump, as he knows that Trump seized power for the sake of promoting his own self interests. This goes directly against George’s desire to create an open society, because Trump seeks to close down the borders.
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