George Soros: The Billionaire with Self-Given Messianic Role

Few rich people have been associated with assisting the needy. Meeting George Soros will change your perception of wealthy people because he is a good example of sharing what we have with the less advantaged people in the world. The 86 years old self-made billionaire studied in The London School of Economics and graduated with a Bachelor of Art/science degree. Though an American citizen with significant influence in America’s social and political matters, Soros was born in Hungary during the Nazi time. George Soros is an inspiration to the youths in all parts of the world through his story of how he fled the Nazi-occupied Hungary, and went to London to pursue education. Interestingly, he financed his education through his early works as a writer and railway potter. The self-driven man is now one of the most generous billionaires on Investopedia, giving millions of dollars for various needy projects. He is a true source of motivation indeed.

Honest Thirst for Positive Change
The New York-based philanthropist is among the most influential people in world politics and culture. George Soros’ influence comes from his vast fortune of about 25.2 billion according to the recent Forbes report. The bigger part of this authority is triggered by a drive to bring positive change to the world through changing political motives and government operations. Soros has had this drive since he was a young boy where he started looking at himself as a messiah. At an early age, he knew he could only influence the world by acquiring wealth. He is now proudly carrying out his duties of bringing positive change as a messianic figure after accumulating a lot of wealth over the years.

Philanthropies, Social and Political Contributions
Through the concept of open society that George Soros adopted while studying in London, he started out the journey of seeing an open society. In his words, open society is a just world where governments are responsible to their citizens, where freedom prevails, a society ruled by democracy, the rule of law, and one that upholds human rights and social justice. This conviction made him establish the first philanthropic support system, Open Society Foundations, which he named after the concept advanced by Karl Popper. Soros opened his first office in his motherland, Hungary. In 1987, he opened the Moscow office, and his contribution towards this quest increased significantly. The Moscow office made him influential and, at the same time, instilling deep democracy policies in many countries in Europe and Asia. Among his political influences, he stands out as the driving force behind the democrat’s shadow party where his influence has been employed over the years. He is also a great supporter of the less fortunate, particularly the refugees. Soros Foundation pledged $500 million in donations to organizations that support refugees.

Dedicated Family Man
Soros is not only involved in politics and business according to Politico; he is also a loving father and husband. The father of five explains how he had to struggle and see his family out of Hungary during the Nazi period.

Adam Milstein – A Community Leader and Real Estate Investor

Adam Milstein is a man who wears many hats. He is a real estate investor and a community leader who is reputed for his philanthropy. To him, philanthropy makes his job more satisficing. His consistency and persistency have seen to it that he breaks all obstacles victoriously. He is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties where he oversees the firm’s monetary value, expenditure, and accounting. The company specializes in obtaining, reintegration and relocation of commercial or private property.

Milstein got the idea to start Hager Pacific Properties after he graduated with an MBA in entrepreneurship from USC. He felt that a lot of the potential employers did not appreciate his experience and knowledge. Being a believer of hard work, he brings new ideas to life by pushing until they become a reality. He encourages fellow entrepreneurs to know the problem and in turn be part of the solution.

Milstein’s life begun in 1968 in Israel. He was born to Eva -a homemaker who immigrated from Mexico to Israel- and Hillel Milstein, a real estate developer. His family moved from Haifa to Kiryat Yam then Kiryat Motzkin where he spent his early life. Milstein joined the Israeli Defence Forces in 1971 and served his mandatory service then afterward ventured into different fields.

Adam alongside his wife Gila founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation(MFF) that seeks to sponsor students and young professional while encouraging them to know their Jewish culture better. They are also co-founders of Sifriyat Pijama B’America that supplies free monthly books in Hebrew. Milstein was recently named the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a Jewish organization that he cofounded. He sits on some boards in some organizations including AIPAC National Council, StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel and AISH Los Angeles.

 

 

How Money and Music Come Together To Improve Lives

Financial “masters of the universe” and musical celebrities have more in common than one might think. Big money earners, these two groups often exhibit it with flashy lifestyles that are also sometimes scandalous. But such reputations are certainly not true of all money and music makers. Many of these groups “give back” in fact according to global-citizen.com, in a number of ways. Take Autism Rocks, for example.
Created in 2014, this British based organization uses private, invitation-only concerts to raise funds. Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, and Elvis Costello are among the “A-list” performers who have donated their talents to Autism Rocks. Raised funds are used for autism research and to support services for those living with autism. Autism Rocks founder is financier Sanjay Shah, himself the father of an autistic child. Concerts have been held in both London and Dubai, with the organization planning to expand its musical footprint. And as Autism Rocks grows, Shah is making changes behind the scenes as well. As reported in a February 18, 2016 article in PR Newswire, Shah recently announced the addition of Pete and Will Best to Autism Rocks board of trustees. Pete Best has a strong background in the world of finance. Will Best is well known in Great Britain both in advertising and in entertainment circles. The Best brothers will be heavily involved in management and event scheduling for the organization, where Shah feels their skills will be put to good use, given Autism Rocks rapid global expansion.

Shah thought initially that his future career would be in medicine, and in fact undertook medical studies before he decided that this path was not for him. He then transferred to finance, and upon university graduation, worked for such financial institutions as Suisse Credit, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. A job victim of the Great Recession, Shah thereupon founded his own brokerage firm on Register.Fca, Solo Capital, Ltd. Known by several other names in the United Kingdom, the companycheck is part of Solo Capital Group Holdings, of which Shah remains CEO. The companies under the Solo Capital Group Holdings umbrella focus on proprietary trading, consulting, and sports investment.

In addition to the Solo Capital brand companies, Shah owns more than three dozen companies located in the British Virgin Islands, the United States, Dubai, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Cayman Islands. One of Shah’s most recent acquisitions was the 2014 purchase of Old Park Lane Capital, a notable trader of natural resources stock. He recently retired from the hands-on running of his financial empire to focus on Autism Rocks, and another entertainment oriented company, Done Events. An event promoting firm, Done Events is headquartered in Dubai, Shah’s current home. The company’s greatest success to date is a large jazz festival in Dubai, now a annual event.