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The Boogeyman of the Right, George Soros

Prominent billionaire hedge fund manager, George Soros is a Hungarian-American 86 year old author, investor, businessman and philanthropist. Born in 1930 in Hungary, George Soros escaped persecution from the Nazis and went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the London School of Science and Economics. In 1956, George Soros emigrated to the United States of America and joined the financial sector. In 1970, Soros founded his own hedge fund where he was an angel investor providing capital for business startups usually in exchange for equity or convertible debt.Over the years, George Soros has held positions of power. For instance in 1990 when he bid against the British pound and earned himself a little over a billion dollars overnight.

George Soros also went on to bid during the Asian Financial Crisis and was accused of profiteering off of other countries catastrophes. It was during these times that George Soros became the topic of all financial crises conspiracy theories. There are unfounded theories, with no evidence, that claim that George Soros is the puppet master behind the global economy.George Soros began his philanthropy in 1979. When he first started out his philanthropy, George Soros, in the 1980s, funded scholarships to black South African kids whose education was affected by apartheid. Soros then went on to create the Central European University after the fall of the Berlin wall. The main aim of this university was to foster critical thinking. Soros is a great advocate for the rights of all humans and democracy. Many of his donations go towards ensuring a better life and equal rights for everyone.

Soros used his fortune to create Open Source Foundations; a collection of foundations that contributes to humanitarian projects in over 100 countries all over the world. As the chairperson of Open Source Foundation, George Soros, still maintains a keen interest in the organization’s works. The core principle for the Open Source Foundation is that no society can flourish unless they allow for respect of individual rights, freedom of expression and democratic governance.Over the years, George Soros has been an open critic of the political scene. George Soros publicly opposed the march to war in Iraq ad this found him in the crosshairs of politically conservative propagandists. In 2004, George Soros funded movements that were opposed to the reelection of George w bush. George Soros has spoken out publicly against the election of Donald Trump. Just like any other billionaire, George Soros funds campaigns of people that appeal to his own ideologies. Over the years, George Soros has contributed well over $30 billion to charities and movements of his own choosing aimed at democratic reforms.

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