Many billionaires have contributed to philanthropy efforts; however, there are few who have done it as skillfully and humbly as George Soros. George is an investor, philanthropists, author and inventor, but most of all he is a civil servant to the world. The 86 year old, has contributed a great amount of his wealth to world causes and charities. George’s wealth has allowed the world to see his core beliefs that show humanity for all of society.
When the civil movement began in Ferguson, Missouri, George stepped up again and contributed to the cause in order to elevate the conversation and bring strength to the voices of the unheard. George provided $33 million in support of the grass-roots movement which allowed activists to elevate the awareness of their cause. Through his non-profit group, the Open Society Foundations, George has provided a combined total of $650 million towards social injustice causes, minority groups, LGBT awareness and activism, as well as religious groups.
The movement with Ferguson, Missouri created an occasion for George to support his core belief which is that all those who seek to bring growth and needed change are afforded the opportunity to do so. According to George, when there is an opportunity to reduce oppression in any society, those who can bring the progressive changes needed should be willing to be held accountable to those who cannot.
George was born during a time when injustices were rampant in society. In the 1940’s George observed a society that was pierced with stagnant citizens who desired change, and those who could have assisted were non-existent. For over three decades, his mission has been to seek out groups, organizations and causes which reflect the greatest need.
In 2017, George became the 19th richest man in the world with a net worth of $25 billion. Through the Open Society Foundations, George Soros has re-invested into the world by contributing more than $18 billion towards world causes in 100 countries. His support of democracy and basic human rights has been a platform which he’s been able to engage at levels that other billionaires are unable to reach. Through George’s international ideals and financial contributions; lives have been saved, communities have been enriched and societies have been reconstructed. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.
During the last 2016 presidential election cycle, George proudly supported then candidate Hillary Rodham-Clinton with political contributions reaching $25 million. George has been a consistent democratic donor for decades and provided the potential candidate his unwavering support for the nomination.
Most people can make a real difference to those who need their support. However; George has raised that bar to a higher standard, not because of his wealth, but because of his decency for committing to the causes that make societies better. George has created a legacy which has set an example for the young business leaders who might hope to become billionaires. His legacy will prove that true compassion for those who create the societies all across the globe are formed by differences, but sustained by providing human rights to all. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.