George Soros Involvement in Business, Philanthropy, and Politics

Overview

George Soros is one of the most wealthy magnates in the world. He is also a philanthropist on opensocietyfoundations.org. He was born in Hungary while Nazis had the control over the country and spent his entire childhood with his family running away in search of peace. It is one of the factors that has contributed to his interest in engaging in philanthropic activities primarily to help refugees and immigrants. Soros attended London School of Economics where he pursued a degree and a master’s degree in philosophy. After school, George went to the United States for a job in Wall Street. He had a keen interest in financial markets industry where he ventured; a move turned out to be successful that he was able to get his parent from Hungary.

Today George Soros is ranked by Forbes as one of the richest men in the world. In fact, in the year 2010, he was ranked 35th on the list of the wealthiest people in the world. He has made investments in various industries and succeeded. In the year 1993, George Soros founded Open Society Foundation. The move was meant to help immigrants, refugees and help people to get justice. The foundation has grown, and today it is operating in over 37 countries where most of them are in Europe. The foundation has helped hundred thousands of peoples to get justice, grow their business and satisfy their personal needs.

About Open Society Foundation

The organization borrows its name from a book by Karl Popper titled ‘Open Society and its Enemies.’ Open Society foundations the second largest with a budget ranging from $800 million. It is second after Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation whose budget ranges from $3.9 billion. The Open Society Foundation on Snopes recently allocated over $500 million to help in boosting business started by immigrants, especially in Europe. The move is expected to positively impact this business and assist them to excel in their fields.

Political Affiliations

George Soros also has an interest in politics. He has been a leading funder as well a member o Democratic Funders. In the recent presidential election of the United States, he was a principal funder of Hillary Clinton. In the year 2004, also Soros had supported John Kerry. Although both candidates that Soros supported failed, he said that the election for the year 2016 was rigged making Donald Trump the president of the United States. They have been making a meeting with fellow funders of the Democratic Party to discuss the issue on nytimes.com. Soros has played a significant role in politics despite being behind the scenes.

Conclusions

Although George Soros involvement in politics has not been successful, he has not yet announced to quit his involvement in them. George Soros other projects away from politics have been excelling, and he has been able to touch lots of peoples’ lives by providing help in justice, food, loans to boost their businesses among other. All these are done through his organization Open Society Foundation. George Soros life and career has been full of achievements and successful.

Dick DeVos Shifts Support To Marco Rubio

Deciding which candidate should win the nomination for the Republican party as it heads into the 2016 Presidential election is something I have been pondering for some time; the rise of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has worried many of us who have been Republican supporters for a number of years. At times like these I find it is always a good idea to seek out the opinions of those I have a deep regard for the opinion of in a bid to find out where their allegiances lie. For myself, I recently read an article in the Detroit News detailing the current position Dick DeVos has taken regarding the Republican nomination and his support for Marco Rubio.

I have admired Dick for a number of years after learning about his philanthropic work, and in particular the work he has undertaken to assist the young people of Michigan in getting a better education. Wikipedia reports the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has been at the forefront of the drive towards increased numbers of charter schools opening across Michigan and the U.S. as a whole.

Betsy shares her approach for creating more quality educational opportunities for children in Detroit.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alongside the impressive charity work of Dick I have also been impressed by his ability to enter different areas of business and make them a success, such as the turnaround of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise after the DeVos family took control of the team.

In terms of politics, the opinion of Dick DeVos is one I always look for because of his personal history of running for the position of Governor of Michigan.  The battle over the areas around Ohio and Michigan in the 2016 Presidential election has been entering a new phase as John Kasich looks to make gains against Marco Rubio, but the DeVos family is putting its financial backing behind Rubio with donations of more than $250,000. For myself, I believe the decisions made by Dick DeVos regarding Republican nominees for the Presidency have been the correct ones despite the decision by Jeb Bush to drop out of the race following the South Carolina primary.

Learn more about Dick’s career by visiting this Michigan Live report or take a look at his resume here >> http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/richard-dick-devos-jr/