George Soros was born in Hungary. As a young boy, he left the country and went to London, where he put himself through the London school of economics working as a waiter and a railway porter. After college, he moved to New York and started his own hedge fund in 1969. In 1992, along with his partner Stan Druckenmiller, he sold the British pound shorts making huge profits. To this day, he is a major investor through Soros Fund Management which is worth nearly $30 billion. In 2017, Soros hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, to manage his portfolio. Read more at The New York Times about George.
Soros is a major supporter of liberal causes, and was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. In 1979 Soros established the Open Society. Open Society is based on the fact that the world is an imperfect place, but it can be improved upon. The organization started out by supporting scholarships funds for black students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Open Society focuses on building tolerant democracies, where governments are accountable to their citizens. It promotes human rights, democratically elected governments, and a society that helps keep government control at a minimum. The organization works throughout the world to try and promote fairness and safeguard human rights.
Some of his other efforts involve trying to create more transparent and democratic societies. He criticized the war on drugs as more harmful than the drugs themselves. He helped start America’s medical marijuana acceptance. Soros supports same-sex marriage. He has supported many democratic candidates for U.S. President over the years.
Over the years, Soros has supported a number of lawyers to defend individuals being held unjustly in prisons around the world. He has supported underprivileged groups, with educational expenses around the world. Soros continues to advocate for world democracy, government transparency, and the improvement of the human condition. Currently in his 80s, George Soros is still active in promoting liberal causes.
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