George Soros and American politics are one and the same thing. Not a single major political event in America passes without an input from Soros, the big time philanthropist, author, and billionaire. For over 30 years, Soros financial support has influenced many political events and social concerns in the U.SA.
The Hilary Clinton Donald Trump Duel
Not a man to just watch the American politics and remain inactive, Soros put $25 million to backing Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party candidates in the historic Hilary Clinton- Donald Trump duel. As a result of Soros’s finances, Clinton and her GOP allies were able to launch a vigorous campaign against Trump, with Hilary winning the popular vote.
According to Politico, the willingness by Soros to fund the Democratic Party in the 2016 elections is nothing but an impressive show of “George Soros Rises Again”. There should be reasons to see Soros as making a comeback in the arena of political financing. In the 2004 campaigns, Soros gave $27 million to try and defeat George Bush. The spending spree on politics resurfaced unabated in 2016 for Soros was the main sponsor of Democratic politics.
Hail George Soros the Legendary Investor
George Soros, a Hungarian-American investor, was born of Jewish parents in Budapest, Hungary, on August 12, 1930. Having survived the Nazi-Germany occupation of Hungary, he relocated to England in 1947 where he graduated with a bachelors and masters from the London School of Economics. He is famed for having made a $1 billion profit from the sale of $10 billion worth of pound sterling to the Bank of England in the 1992 Black currency crisis. As of May 2017, his net worth was 29.4 billion putting him as one of the 30 wealthiest people globally. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.
George Soros Philanthropy Unlimited
As a well-known believer in American progression and American liberalism, George Soros is committed to uplifting the lives of underprivileged communities. Through his Open Society Foundations, approximately $11 billion has been given to philanthropic causes in 1979-2011.
Money Fighting for Civil Rights and Freedom
That Soros is a liberal democrat who believes in civil rights for all the Americans is never in doubt. The Washington Times details how George Soros was at the center of the Ferguson protests. Soros’ financial support and influence was seen when thousands of people poured on the streets to protest the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown by the police officer Darren Wilson. The liberal business magnate and owner of an investment empire in Europe have also developed a political machine associated with American nonprofit foundations thus influencing American politics and social policies daily.
According to the Washington Times, Soros’ several years of funding the civil rights groups across America can explain why the Ferguson protests gripped several major cities. In one year alone, the businessman gave $33 million to groups promoting grassroots activism. The financial aid from Soros is the fuel that spurs the civil rights movement thus ensuring that every American enjoys the rights enshrined in the constitution. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.