Nineteen thirty was the first year of the great depression, Gandhi began a 200 mile march to protest British rule, and the Zeppelin airship completed its flight from Germany to Brazil, and on August 12th, in Budapest, Gyorgy Schwartz aka George Soros was born, in humble surroundings. Soros escaped Nazi occupation, immigrated to England, studied at the London School of Economics and began his financial career when he moved to New York City in 1956.
Soros’ thrust towards commercial success, with his Wall Street “start-up,” a twelve million dollar hedge fund in 1969. From his hedge fund to the Quantum Fund, Soros “shorted” the British pound and wore the title of the “man who broke the Bank of England.” The Quantum Fund set the stage for the Soros Fund Management – a thirty billion dollar money making machine.
Flushed with financial freedom, Soros unapologetically shared his wealth – from a humble beginning to a life of studied humility. Soros soars as a philanthropist. His interests in philanthropy are widespread, and the funding areas include democratic ideals, humanitarian efforts, economic development, education and policy reform. Soros is a real champion of the poor, the uneducated, the discriminated minorities, and seeks to remake the political culture to serve others and is an enemy of political cronyism and self-dealing.
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Soros has put in place a worldwide effort with his development of the Open Society Foundations to help the transformation of countries from communism. Soros is involved in many conflicts such as promoting Muslim women to wear their headscarves at work. Soros is an explosive force of nature. As a child of the Holocaust, Soros has pledged to donate ten million to fight hate crimes.
Soros has chosen the Democratic Party to influence public policy. While he has in the past, has donated millions of dollars for Democratic causes Soros preferred the fewer bruises and more satisfying philanthropy. However, with the most recent presidential election, Soros has risen again to promote Democratic candidates, especially Hillary Clinton, a friend for twenty-five years. He committed more than twenty-five million to support Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
There is not one word to describe Gyorgy Schwartz. Some move through life with pain and hardship and never get up again, and others stand up and fight for the world to get back on its feet. George Soros keeps on walking and fighting.