I am going to tell you the life story of a controversial figure in American pop culture. This person is 86 years old and was born into a Jewish family in 1930. The problem is that this person was born Jewish. The Nazis came to occupy Budapest, Hungary, as this person turned into a teenager. This famous figure then had to watch as more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews would lose their lives during the Holocaust.
This person’s father was smart. The patriarch of the family moved quickly when he saw that Nazis were poised to take the country. He liquidated everything that the family had in order to afford false identification. He was able to hide everybody’s identity during the occupation and the family survived.
This made the family refugees at the conclusion of the war. In 1947, the family moved to London where our person of interest would attend the London School of Economics. This pop-culture icon would work their way through college taking odd jobs and eventually landing a job at a merchant bank.
Not taking anything for granted after experiencing World War II on mainland Europe, this person got busy gaining experience and whipping up $12 million in order to open up a hedge fund on Wall Street. This person then became an immigrant to the United States where they would gain worldwide fame as they grew that $12 million into a $25 billion personal wealth.
This person is George Soros. He is the liberal leaning billionaire that donates much of his money to charity and liberal organizations. Fox News and right-wing pundits seem to make an enemy out of this man despite his life story. The man even gets more likable as time goes on.
In 1979, George Soros founded the Open Society Foundation. His goal was to help those suffering under communist governments that fell during the Cold War. The Open Societies Foundation would move in to help citizens with the transition towards democracy. With the help of the Open Societies Foundation, communism was eventually defeated. Democracy remained. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.
The Open Society Foundation has grown to become a collection of charitable organizations around the world. George Soros himself has donated more than $12 billion of his personal wealth to the good things that the Open Societies Foundation does.
The foundation does things such as fighting for women drug user rights in Indonesia and protecting innocent men from punitive petty crimes in Africa. George Soros even donated $32 million to the state of New York so that the welfare program could buy school supplies for children in need. Learn more about George at Biography.com.
Anybody who vilifies this man needs to realign their moral compass. And anybody who is misinformed about this man should be directed to this article.