Entrepreneur and Philanthropist- George Soros

George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to a Hungarian Jewish family. During the war in Hungary, Soros and his family had to fly away for safety by faking their identity. In a statement George said he recalls instead of submitting to their fate, they resisted to an evil force that was stronger than them, and they won. In their way to move out of Hungary, George and his family also helped others do the same. Learn more on snopes.com about George.

As the war in Hungary continued George Soros moved to London and worked part time as a nightclub waiter and part-time as a railway porter to support his studies in London. After his graduation from London School of Economics, Soros moved to the United States in 1957 where he began his investment journey. After the establishment of his foundation, Soros Fund Management in 1970, George became one of the most fruitful and famous investors in the United States of America. The Soros Fund Management opened more opportunities for George Soros and he founded the Open Society Foundations. The OSF is an organization which has been partnering with more other organizations in more than 100 countries.

George Soros is one of the renowned in the world philanthropists. As per the records, George has given more than $12 billion to organizations that support the community work across the world. Soros mainly helps organizations as well as individuals, who fight for the right of expression, agencies that support justice and human equality, government accountability, and transparency. His charitable activities began in 1979 by giving scholarship to blacks in South Africa. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, George saw the need of promoting critical thinking by founding the Central European University. The creation of the University was a chance for the Western and the Eastern European regions to interact freely and exchange their cultural ideas.

George Soros is not a philanthropist and a businessman, but he is also much involved in the United States politics. He has been considered to be one of the largest political donors since 2004 general elections. In the 2004 elections he supported the defeat of President George Bush, and after his reelections, he formed a much stronger group, Democracy Alliance to fight for the formation of more reliable liberal infrastructure in America. In 2103, Soros became an active supporter of Hillary Clinton, and they formed Ready for Hillary to support her Presidential campaign. In his efforts to support Hillary, Soros donated more than $6 million in December 2015 and more than $2 million in August 2016. George Soros is also a writer who primarily focuses his writings on the economy. He has also being recognized for his efforts and has received several honors including a doctoral degree from New School for Social Research.