George Soros’ philanthropic work that aims at making the world a better place
Anybody who has ever listened to the billionaire when in an interview or read about him knows clearly that the mogul is very specific about what he wants. Through his open society foundation which was initially started in Hungary in 1984 Soros has been contributing large amounts of money to the organization which in turn helps people who are neglected by societies and governments across the globe.
Today his organization is one of the largest in the USA based on the amount of money it channels to humanitarian missions. George Soros latest contribution was $18 billion that will be used to promote education, human rights, ensure that people have access to essential commodities like water and fight for the human rights in war-torn countries.
According to an article published in New York Times, Open society foundation has been very instrumental in promoting democracy human rights. Its effect is felt in more than 120 countries I the world. The organization has recently focused in the USA in an attempt to promote the LGBT community and fight against police brutality. In 2014, open society foundation contributed money to help Ebola treatment centers deliver services efficiently during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
After the 2016 election in USA, there was a spike in hate crimes that triggered a lot of violence in the country. As a peacemaker, George donated $10 million to prevent such crimes that he referred to as dark forces that were awakened by the election. George is no doubt a big fan of Democratic Party. He has donated money on many occasions to fund campaigns of different Democratic candidates in including Hilary Clinton. Back in 1992, George Soros became famous after he made a $1 billion bet against the British pound. After winning the bet, he earned himself the nickname “the man who broke the bank of England.”
George Soros bases his philanthropic work on his experiences. He faced first-hand intolerance back in Hungary. He was born in 1930 in Hungary. He lived in the country during the Nazi occupation of 1944 to 1945. It is during this time that Jews like him were being executed. Over 500 thousand Hungarian Jews were killed at the time. He and his family escaped barely by faking documents to conceal their Jews background. Soros fled to London where he had to work two jobs to support his then young family and still pay fees for his university education. He later moved to the US where he found success at the Wall Street.
The $18 billion contributions that George generously contributed this year is going to help people in the Asian countries. People who have been oppressed for years without any person coming to their aid. In Mongolia, part of the donation will be used to fight for the rights of disabled children who have been denied education. In India, Open Society Foundation will help poor farmers get access to machines thus improving their production. According to an article published on Forbes magazine, Open Society Foundation is going to fight for the rights of people in Indonesia, Thailand, and Mongolia where some companies have been polluting water making it hard for the locals to get access to clean drinking water. and Follow him Twitter.com