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.