It’s not often that anyone donates such a large amount of funds to a charity out of the kindness of their heart. Most of the time, billionaires are looking for publicity, running for office, or got caught doing something wrong and are trying to distract everyone from the real story.
George Soros is not one of those billionaires. After establishing a multimillion-dollar career as a hedge fund manager, Mr. Soros founded the Open Society Foundations. Ever since then, he’s been giving the organizations hundreds of millions every year. Now, the NY Times reports that he’s given a total of $18 billion to his foundation.
While that might sound a little suspicious, a billionaire giving billions to his own foundation; all of that money is spent promoting democracy and fighting for human rights in over 120 countries. Open Society is the second biggest philanthropic organization in the country.
Over the past few years, Open Society’s been focused on healing the U.S. After the 2106 elections, the country sank into a dark place and hatred began reigning supreme. Soros has personally invested in numerous programs that protect LGBT communities and aim to prevent police brutality.
Open Society does more than just fight human rights. Anytime someone’s in need of help, Open Society does its best to provide aid. In 2014, the organization funded several treatment centers handling the Ebola virus outbreak. They even protect art and culture of communities in danger of being wiped out. Open Society is exactly what its name suggests: an open society for all.
Open Society is the passion of an 87-year-old billionaire. When he founded the foundation over 30 years ago, he hoped it would become exactly what it is today. He believes it’s more important than ever to stop all the hate building in the world.
Anytime someone is trying to do something, there are people trying to stop them. For George Soros, it’s the far-right extremists trying to degrade his reputation and belittle his contributions. According to a JPost, these crazies were drawn to Soros after he made one billion dollars in 1992 by shorting the British pound.
Now, a lot of Republican, right wing organizations target. It didn’t help that in the early 2000s, Soros claimed he would give up his fortune to stop George W. Bush from winning the presidential election that year.
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