The political career of George Soros is once again making headlines around the world as one of the world’s most impressive hedge fund managers with a fortune estimated by Forbes to have reached $25 billion by 2017 and as a political and philanthropic donor. Politico reports the Hungarian born U.S. citizen has recently been providing a larger than usual level of funding for left leaning political groups she hedge fund icon believes deserve his support in both the political and philanthropic sectors; there have been many occasions when the work of George Soros has provided major support for liberal groups, including his backing of the 2016 Presidential campaign of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The political giving of George Soros has taken many forms over the course of his career and includes the founder of Soros Fund Management providing his support for charitable groups fighting for the human rights of people living under oppressive rule around the world. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
Over the course of his life George Soros has himself lived under a high level of oppression and been forced to hide his own true identity when living in his home nation of Hungary as a younger man. A a teen the man known for breaking the Bank of England in 1992 saw his father change the family name and purchase forged documents in a bid to hide the Jewish ancestry of the Soros family from invading Nazi forces in 1943; the ingenuity of the patriarch of the Soros family was so great that George survived the Holocaust that killed more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews and was followed by the occupation of Hungary by the Soviet Union. George Soros took his own refugee journey across Europe to the safety of London where he studied economics and developed a need to assist his fellow refugees, which George Soros has continued to do to such an extent he decided to miss the nomination of candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention to monitor the refugee crisis striking Europe in 2016.
George Soros has been described in interviews given to Politico to feel the 2016 Presidential election was one of the most important in the history of the U.S. and felt obliged to take part in the political process in a major way for the first time since 2004. Aides and advisors to Soros revealed the founder of the Open Society Foundations had already decided to play a major role in the 2016 election process prior to the nomination of Donald Trump as he felt many of the policies he backed were at risk from a potential Republican President, such as immigration reform and protecting minority groups within the U.S. criminal justice system. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.