The NY Times recently talked about a brilliant billionaire-philanthropist; George Soros. For decades, Mr. George Soros made his fortune in hedge fund managing. As he grew older, he became more vested in philanthropic endeavors. Now, he transfers more money to a single foundation than any other private donor.
The reason no one’s known about his donating history until now is that no records were released until recently. For the past several years, he’s quietly donated hundreds of millions of dollar every year. His organization, Open Society, is the second-biggest philanthropic organization in the country. It’s put him in a great position of power.
Unlike other billionaires who’d used that power for their own self-interests, Soros uses to spread democracy and advocate for human rights all over the world. Open Society operates in over 100 counties, but its main focus is currently the United States. Not surprisingly, the U.S. is going through some tough times right now.
Although Open Society is mostly a human rights organization, it’s helped millions address hundreds of different issues. In 2014, Open Society funded treatment centers, projects to protect art and culture, and several organizations dedicated to protecting people from the national wave of hate caused by the results of the 2016 election.
Obviously, George Soros is a nice old man just trying to make the world a better place. Sometimes his efforts are recognized by like-minded people, like Hillary Clinton. Other times, his efforts are noticed by horrible people who only want to destroy him. Sadly, those people have a voice, and they’ve been using that voice to discredit, degrade, and destroy George Soros as a man and as a philanthropist. Mr. Soros often refers to those people as the dark forces that awoke after the election. Honestly, that’s a perfect description of them.
Now, honestly, George Soros’s actions are totally dependent upon someone’s perspective. Some people see Soros as a nice man; others see him as a threat to their beliefs and culture. Regardless, attacking him like the right-wing conspiracy theorists have is inappropriate and unacceptable. Sadly, that’s the kind of world that exists today.
Of course, other sources, like JPost, have him sometimes saying things that can be considered a bit too exaggerated. In the early 2000s, he said he’d give up his wealth if it meant stopping George W. Bush from becoming president again.