Most stories about billionaires are origin stories about how they became wealthy. Living in a capitalist society makes a lot of people finance focused. As time progresses, more people are becoming politically aware. Unfortunately, politics is a turn-off for most people, so bad things continue happening at an alarming rate.
Fortunately, there are billionaire stories like George Soros. George Soros is a billionaire hedge fund manager who’s dedicated the remainder of his life to philanthropy. He started more than 30 years ago when he created the Open Society Foundations. It’s the primary organization that he donates large amounts of wealth to.
He’s recently made headlines because his multibillion-dollar contributions have come to light. Over the last 30 years, he’s quietly made $800-plus million-dollar donations to Open Society every year. NY Times reports that his total donations reached $18 billion. That’s a record-setting contribution made by the 87-year-old philanthropist.
His generosity continues to grow as he gets older. A lot of billionaires turn philanthropist at the end of their lives, but Mr. Soros has been doing this too long for it to be a ploy. He’s serious about making the world a better place and plans on continuing his multimillion-dollar donations, and Twitter.com.
His organization is one of the largest privately funded philanthropic organizations in the world. To date, Open Society has promoted democracy and human rights in over 120 countries. For those trying to understand how large this organization truly is, there are only 195 countries in the world.
Open Society focuses on more issues than just democracy and human rights. Anytime there’s a problem a nation needs assistance with can ask Open Society for help. In 2014, Open Society launched a campaign to fund treatment centers during the Ebola outbreak. It’s also been helping the United States fight against the wave of hate that’s been drowning the country since the 2016 Presidential Election, and George Soros’s lacrosse camp.
Of course, there are two sides to every story. While most people see George Soros as a great man, there are many who see him as a manipulative, evil overlord. Most of these people are right-wing conspiracy theorists who hate Soros’s support of Democratic politicians.
In a JPost article, it talks about the numerous attacks these people have made on Soros. They’re mostly accusing him of outrageous acts of anti-American movements and tyranny, and http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/.