Many donors donate a lot of funds to various organizations but not to one particular organization. George Soros has, however, proved that it is possible. He donated 18 billion dollars to one of his investments, Open Society Foundations. The funds were meant to support any Democratic causes as Soros is a strong believer and supporter of this Party. The donations were made in a couple of years but when they were cumulatively added up, recently, the Foundation was the second largest organization that dealt with philanthropy in the U.S. George Soros, a billionaire who manages funds, started the Foundation over 3 decades ago. It currently supports various projects, in over 120 countries worldwide, that stands for the rights of humans and democracy. Most of its attention has been brought back to the U.S. over the last few years.
Some of their major participations were the funding of the centers for treatment when there was an Ebola Outbreak 3 years ago, supporting the fight against crime due to the hatred that was forming after the elections that took place in 2014, arts and culture among much more. Apart from being a renowned philanthropist, he is a political supporter. George Soros believes in the Democratic Party and that is why he has been seen to support democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton in their endeavors. Open Society Foundation is working towards curbing fraud in voting and protecting the democratic rights of the citizens.
George Soros grew up in Hungary and during his time, the Nazi-occupied the area. This makes George a firm believer in an open society because he knows the struggles of living in a closed society from his experience during this era. In the search for greener pastures, he migrated to London before later settling in the U.S. In the United States is where he began his career at Wall Street. He earned a billion shillings by simply placing a bet opposing the British Pound. The pound was devalued by the government at the time and it earned him the title of the man who managed to break the Bank of England. He is very keen on studying the market trends to date. Learn more about George at The Atlantic.
He continued growing his wealth over time and he continued to support groups that stood for human rights and democracy through the formation of Open Society Foundation. This Foundation stands for and supports respect, fair governance that is democratic and the freedom of expression. George Soros has quickly climbed up the ladder of donors in America especially due to the fact that he has donated so much towards the Democratic causes. Wall Street Journal had the honor of reporting the overall amount donated by George Soros to Open Society Foundations over the years. Soros anticipates to contribute another 2 billion to the same organization as time goes by. The impact that Open Society has had in the world in the past 20 years can be easily felt and seen. They make sure that they leave an unforgettable footprint in the areas they serve especially when it comes to standing for justice. Read this story at fortune.com.