George Soros is not a man that most people are not aware of. He is continually appearing in the spotlight of the media, be it political, talking about business, or media regarding investments and finances. George Soros has grown quite a reputation as one of the best investors alive, rivaling people like Warren Buffett. He is known for the nickname “the man who broke the bank of England” regarding his first ultra-successful investments when he was still living in the UK.
George Soros is like the ‘boogeyman’ for a lot of people in the far right, if not all of them. There are a lot of misconceptions and fake news about George Soros, bordering on the absurd, as you might expect when you consider he is one of the wealthiest people alive today. Examples include how he is one of the billionaires forming the ‘shadow government’ that genuinely controls American presidents like puppets on strings, and like how George wants to make the whole world gayer so that we will all be more submissive to what he wants. All of these claims, of course, are absurd, and you must only look at the facts to understand the real meaning behind his actions and decisions.
What really made the people from the far right invent absurd stories about George Soros began when he started using his money and influence to fund groups that advocate for civil and human rights. George Soros has, throughout his career as an investor and business developer, freely given more than $12 billion from his own pocket to empower these groups who fight for these most basic but also most essential rights. As a child who grew in a Jewish family and experienced in his skin the censure of Nazism, George Soros is a big sympathizer of freedom of expression and pacifism. His donations signal a choice for peace and prosperity.
Because these rights protect us all, especially the marginalized people who have less power in the society, philanthropists like Soros have changed thousands of lives because of the funding support that he is continually providing to institutions.
George Soros has also given more than $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations, which, if you don’t know, were created by the billionaire himself. These organizations use the funding of George Soros and any other institution or individual that wants to help, and provides assistance to those in need of financial back-up. This includes poverty, hunger, and even political abuse. He also actively promotes organizations that seek to hold abusive government officials accountable for their wrongdoings and the promotion of the rule of law.
Now, some of you might ask, why is George Soros spending billions for this? It is because he understands the feelings of the marginalized, for he himself experienced government abuse in the past, having been born to a Jewish family in Hungary in 1930. George himself and his family have been victims of Nazi oppression. It took a troublesome childhood experience to form one of the kindest philanthropists alive today.