A prolific investor and businessman, George Soros is considered one of the wealthiest and most influential individuals in the world. As the head of a prominent hedge fund in New York, Soros has managed to accumulate significant personal wealth. Over the years, the Hungarian- born businessman has used his wealth and power to influence political dynamics in the US and other countries across the globe. Soros is featured in many authoritative publications such as Discover the Networks, where he is recognized as the supporter and funder of various left-wing groups.
According to the publication, Soros is also the Founder of Shadow Party Network and Open Society Foundation. Soros graduated from the London school of Economics with a Bachelors and Masters in philosophy. He began his early career as a traveling salesman. He then took a job as a clerk at Singer & Friedlander in London.
Soros relocated to New York in 1956 and worked at F.M Mayer. In 1969, Soros was appointed the vice president at Arnhold and Bleichroeder, where he established the Double Eagle Fund. Four years later, the growth of the Double Eagle Fund rose to $12 million. Later on, Soros and his partner Jim set up Soros Fund Management, which they then named to Quantum Fund. The fund has since grown from around $300 million to over $1 billion. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
Soros is known for his passion for causes that empower human and civil rights. Over the years, he has been vocal about issues that affect the rights of Americans. Soros is also an active participant in various organizations that support a democratic society. Through his Open Society Foundations (OSF), Soros attempts to fight governmental and non-governmental organizations that oppress the rights of the American people. Soros also supports and promotes organization such as America Civil Liberties Union with similar agenda as (OSF). Read more on BigThink about George Soros.
America Civil Liberties Union
Soros Open Society Foundation is a big supporter and donor of America Civil Liberties Union organization (ACLU). ACLU is a huge critic and opposes the security measures imposed by the American government post 9/11 terrorist attack.
In 1979, he launched The Open Society Foundation (OSF) that is based on democratic societies with governments that are accountable for their action. Over the years, The Open Society Foundation has been established in over 70 countries across the globe.
Soros is also an avid supporter of organizations that attempt to assist refugees in different countries. The Forbes, recently reported that Soros pledged to give $500 million to companies and development projects founded by refugees.