George Soros is a philanthropist who has given a lot of his fortune to fund various organizations and individuals in a bid to help fight for freedom of expression. Soros who was born in 1930 in Hungary experienced the Nazi occupation during which more than 500,000 Jews from Hungary were killed. Soros family managed to survive by acquiring new identity and helping others to do the same.Soros then left Budapest in 1947 to London where he began working as apart-time worker for a railway station and waiter in a nightclub. George managed to gather enough and joined the London School of Economics and graduated with a degree in economics.George then relocated to the united states where his career mainly revolved around finance and investments. Soros has made a fortune in the field and uses the wealth to carry out his philanthropic activities.
George began his company a hedge fund in 1970,the Soros fund management and according to the open society foundation publication and he is rated as one of the most successful investors in the US. George has used his wealth to begin the open society foundations. The open society foundations is a network of foundations and projects in more than 100 countries and reflect the work of George Soros and his desire to see the world a more just place.George began his philanthropy in 1979 by supporting black South African during apartheid rule. He also gave support and helped promote the exchange of ideas in Hungary by assisting the communist travel to see the what others in the west were doing. George founded the Central European university to help foster critical thinking. He has been able to expand his philanthropic efforts to the world at large helping create and ensure governments are more accountable,democratic and transparent.
George has written various books including the open society and its enemies book and believes that countries will only flourish where there is a democracy. Beyond his organization, he supports organizations like a global witness,the international crisis group,the European Council on foreign relations and the Institute for new economic thinking among others. George who is now around 86 years of age continues to participate in activities of the open society foundation and 2017 he transferred part of his fortune to the foundation to ensure continuity of what he began.George has continually been committed to fighting for the rights of the oppressed and to help solve the world’s problems and ensure a better place. According to the open society website, George Soros is one of a kind, and his desire to see the world a better place by giving his fortune to causes one would consider lost and without complete solutions.