The work of George Soros has made him famous in many different areas of the world for different reasons as he has fought to bring democracy and human rights all the people of the world. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations in his bid to develop a new way of developing a fair and open global society in a manner similar to that of his former mentor and philosopher Karl Popper; the Open Society Foundations takes up a large amount of the time of the man who started his hedge fund career with $12 million and turned it into more than $30 billion in managed assets for the Soros Fund Management company. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros began his financial career by studying at the London School of Economics where he had arrived as a 17 year old refugee and worked as a waiter and railway porter to pay for his studies. Read more at Washington Times.
The understanding of how everyday people live has always set George Soros apart from his peers in the financial industry, and has informed his decision to look to the European Union as a sign of his successful the people of the world can become as they set out on their journey to become a much more closely aligned global community. Politico explains George Soros has recently missed out on attending his first ever Democratic National Convention at the age of 86 when he decided the political and economic situation in Europe became so difficult the founder of Soros Fund Management made the decision to remain in his office to monitor the political situation of the European Union; Soros was scheduled to attend the convention to watch his choice for U.S. President in 2016, Hillary Clinton receive the nomination for from her party.
Forbes states George Soros has an estimated fortune of over $25 billion and has developed even closer links to the Democracy Alliance group of liberal donors he helped develop in 2005 when his $27 million in funding for the campaign of Democrat John Kerry in his attempt to defeat President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004 came up short. Soros has often been a major supporter of the Democracy Alliance and their work, yet rarely attends scheduled events on a regular basis as he has vowed to look for new and innovative ways of backing Democrat’s against the rise of President Donald J. Trump. The 2004 election campaign was developed by Soros to show his opposition to the Iraq War and the global policies of President Bush; many commentators have stated their belief that the position taken up by Soros in 2016 is similar to that of 2004 for George Soros, and continues to be as the hedge fund legend has become a major opponent of President Donald Trump and the policies he is creating at the leader of the U.S. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.