Popularly known as an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and business magnate, George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930 to a Jewish family. Following the occupation of Hungary by Germany,. George Soros moved to England in 1947. In England, George Soros attended the London School of Economics.While studying, George worked as a waiter and a railway porter in order to raise some little money to sustain his daily needs. By 1954, George Soros had earned a Bachelors degree and masters in philosophy. George Soros found it very difficult to find a job, after completing his studies.George started off as a travelling salesman for a fancy goods wholesaler. After applying for a jobs at different merchant banks in London, George Soros finally got a job. The job was an entry-level position in Singer & Friedlander. He then applied to work at the F.M. Mayer, New York, to which he was accepted in 1956.
At the F. M Mayer, George Soros specialized in European stocks. 3 years later, George Soros moved on to the Wertheim &Co. There he worked as an analyst for European securities.After working there for close to 5 years George moved to Arnold and S. Bleichroeder and worked there as the Vice President from 1963 to 1973. While still at the company, George Soros opened the Double Eagle fund in 1969. The Double Eagle Hedge Fund was based in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and formed the base for the Soros Fund. The Soros fund was started in 1970 but was later renamed Quantum Fund. Over the years, Quantum fund has grown generating billions of dollars.Recently, George Soros committed over $25 million to support Hillary Clinton and her campaigns. This came after he spent $27 million in a bid to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004.
George donated the money to support not only Hillary Clinton but also all the Democrats candidates and their causes. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York Hedge Funder Don Sussman also donated money to the democrats.This made Hillary Clinton gain financial advantage in her campaigns. Furthermore, End Citizens, a group that supports Clinton’s campaign received donation of $5000 from George Soros.For a long time George Soros has been a key player in shaping politics of different nations around the globe. For example, The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa is linked to George Soros. Godfrey Kanyenze, is the society’s director in Zimbabwe. The organization under Kanyenze is said to promote regime change in Zimbabwe.
George Soros clearly knows how it feels to be discriminated or abused because of race, tribe or any other element That is why he has done a great job in in promoting social causes. For example, George Soros has previously supported agencies representing the Roma of Europe. George Soros has also supported others like the Roma who have been pushed by society making them drug users, sex workers and many other irresponsible personsHaving donated over $ 12 billion to date, George Soros is a great philanthropist. Since the 1970s, George Soros has been helping black students in South Africa get access to quality education. This is simply because there was racial discrimination in South Africa against the blacks. Another good example is when George pledged $50 million to the Millennium Promise. This is an organization led by Jeffrey Sach, aimed at offering educational, agricultural and medical help to villagers in Africa.