George Soros: Proof that to Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected

George Soros goes by many titles. Those who support him call him a political reformer while the few that oppose him call him the opposite. However, both his supporters and detractors agree that he is a selfless philanthropist. Mr. Soros has been able to accumulate a healthy fortune of approximately $25 billion working as a hedge fund manager for the last five decades. He has then gone on to give about half of this wealth to the less fortunate and disenfranchised all around the world. While there are a few people in the world significantly wealthier than Mr. Soros, only one or two boasts of lifetime charitable donations that surpass Mr. Soros’s.

  1. Soros’s passion for helping others developed during his tumulus childhood. George Soros was born into a loving Hungarian Jewish family a number of years before the commencement of the Second World War. He witnessed first-hand as a pro-Nazi regime persecuted many Hungarian Jews for nothing than being the way they are. Mr. Soros and his family escaped the physical torture on account of his father faking identification documents. However, they could not escape the emotional torture of that era, especially a young mind such as that of Mr. Soros. After the war ended with Mr. Soros having survived through it, he committed never to watch others get punished for who they are. Consequently, once he started making some money two decades later, he was eager to start putting it to good use.

Consequently, in 1979 he founded the Open Society. This organization has since grown to become a large network of regional and national organizations and foundations engaged in fighting for democracy, human rights and a raft of freedoms. Consequently, it is today referred to as the Open Society Foundations. These foundations are located in over 100 countries, with the earliest non-American foundation being located in Mr. Soros’s native land of Hungary. In total, over $900 million is disbursed through the Open Society Foundations every year. While it goes without saying, this money is used to change the lives of millions all around the world positively.

In October 2017, George Soros shocked the world when he announced an $18 billion endowment of the Open Society Foundations. This made the Open Society the second largest privately-owned charitable organization in the world – surpassed only by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, financed by the wealthiest man on earth. With such a significant backing, the foundations will continue spreading Mr. Soros’s vision of helping the helpless in society for decades.Mr. Soros’s significant backing of the Open Society Foundations comes at the right time owing to rising wave of nationalism across Europe and America. This unhealthy trend has led to the continued mistreatment of minorities, refugees, and immigrants. Having been a minority, immigrant, and refugee himself, Mr. Soros empathizes with these people. Consequently, a significant portion of the Open Society Foundation’s efforts has gone towards educating, training, and mentoring members of these vulnerable populations.

George Soros – A Man Who Speaks Money

George Soros is best known for being “the political billionaire”. While it is true that his political activities and social activism have taken the majority of the media coverage concerning him in recent years, what many do not know is that he is a man who has been the driving force behind the financial success of thousands for decades. He is one of the richest men in the world, he is also the kind of man who, when he speaks on matters of business and finance, is listened to.

George Soros started out in humble beginning. He was born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. As a young person, he was thrust into a world of darkness and despair as he struggled along with his family and countless others to survive the Nazi occupation of his home, a task made even more difficult by hi being Jewish. When he was able to he fled Hungry and immigrated to England, where he took a job as a railroad porter and later as a waiter to support himself and pay for his attendance at the London School of Economics.

It was from here that his stellar career in the financial sector began, first with a job at a merchant bank, and then at investment firms and finance houses where he proved he had a natural, almost godly gifted, talent for working with numbers and growing money. It wasn’t long before he took his reputation and moved to New York City, where he, in 1969 started his first fun, later to be known as The Quantum Fund, with only Twelve Million dollars. Out of the success of this fund, he started Soros Fund Management, and to this day he is still a primary component of the firm’s operation and decision making. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

In his leadership capacity at SFM he recently appointed Dawn Fitzpatrick to be the Chief Investment Officer, putting her in charge of the firm’s portfolio, and handing over the reins of the firm’s primary assets section. She is one of the most successful female executive on Wall Street and will serve as the seventh CIO for SFM since 2000. It is expected that she will be around for quite a while, however, since Soros has stated that it took a long time to find the right person for the job, but he feels confident that with Fitzpatrick at the helm of the firm’s portfolio, the long track record of excellence and success will continue for many years to come. Read more about George at The New York Times.

While George Soros may be best known for being the “political Billionaire” he earned the billionaire part through shrewd and careful management and attention to detail. He is a man who should be listened to when he speaks, for he speaks with the voice of experience and wisdom.

Dick DeVos, The Generous Change Maker.

Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos, his wife, rank 24th in this year’s Forbes list of the most generous Americans. They are a philanthropic couple that hails from two powerful and wealthy dynasties. The two attract a lot of praise, and criticism alike, for their charitable contributions. The conflicting opinions are as balanced as the American rivalry between Republicans and Democrats because the couple is strongly affiliated with the conservative wing.

The question as to whether the power couple makes donations only to further their political and financial, indirectly, interests, however, is relatively unnecessary and subjective. The couple’s contributions to individuals and institutions that assist the destitute without bearing any merits or demerits to them overbear their political contributions. In fact, their political contributions have never amassed to a quarter of their total contributions.

The philanthropic contributions of the couple generally favor education and art, the prior taking preference in the couple’s priority list. Dick DeVos has always argued that the current education system does not really afford equal opportunities to the kids of America and thus fails to support the American dream in the long run.

The change maker, Dick DeVos, who together with his wife has made a cumulative lifetime contribution of over 139 million dollars, had been supportive of his wife when she was nominated to be the U.S. Education Secretary. He asserts that their stand on private religious schools receiving students who get sponsored by the taxpayer does not have to be mandatory or imposed. He explained that they only meant to have the average American student afforded options from which to choose. Fortunately, unlike when they initially proposed the idea, Americans have been increasingly accepting the idea.

Dick Devos has always been a man who speaks for what he feels is right. He has always felt strongly about education, art, religion, and public policy and he have always made a positive impact on the people he has done business with, employed or served. The man, his wife, Betsy DeVos, and his family, a big, wealthy and generous dynasty, have all always been joyful givers, having given over one-quarter of their total worth over their lifetime.

Dick DeVos, son of the prominent business figure and a most generous philanthropist, Rich DeVos, had always been a keen observer of how the society functions about public policy and the distribution of resources. He has always held his beliefs dear and seldom keeps quite when things that can be rectified go astray, unattended to. He, however, does not impose his ideas on anyone. When he feels like the public does not appreciate his ideologies, he does not relent or impose, rather, he simply changes tact.

Dick Devos had been the chief executive officer of the family-owned Amway Corp. from 1993 to 2002.

 

Adam Milstein Named as One of the Top 200 Do-Gooders in the World

The popular philanthropist and activist Adam Milstein was just named as one of the top 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World. This list was compiled by Rich Topic and Rise. they analyzed data such as social influence and entrepreneurship on social media. It took into account philanthropists and analyzed how influential their social media accounts were on the philanthropy world.

Adam Milstein is the founder of the Israeli American Council. He is a leader of AIPAC, Stand With Us, and many other organizations.

So who else is on this list with Adam Milstein? Influential and famous people, that is who? There are politicians such as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others. There are famous figures in the business world such as Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others. These people have all donated a lot to charity. Other people on the list who are there because of their philanthropic work are also famous, such as Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffington.

Adam Milstein says that he is proud of his being included in this list because of his philanthropy. He says that donating to charity and being an activist is one of the most important parts of his life. He thanks his wife Gila for her help in making it all happen.

Adam Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. It works to help strengthen the Jewish people and the Jewish state. It focuses on improving the alliance between the united state and israel.