George Soros is a self-made billionaire according to his profile on Forbes.com. Though born in the country of Hungary his story is as American as they come. Starting from the scrap heaps of railroad work Soros worked his way into a position representing a finance company. It did not take long for him to open his own financing firm, which is now known as Quantum Fund, in 1969.
According to the site Discover the Networks prior to starting Quantum Fund Soros attended the London School of Economics where he was introduced to the philosophy of Karl Popper. Popper would have a large influence on Soros and his worldview.
The worldview was that of a so called “open society” which was founded on universal principles meant to better mankind. It was this agenda that Soros would seek to fulfill for the rest of his life.
Once Soros got into politics he began to put his open society worldview into practice. He longed to ally with a candidate who shared his views so that he could remake this world to be what he envisioned it should become. According to the article “The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barrack Obama” written by Discover the Networks Soros was originally going to back Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential campaign, that is until future President Barrack Obama showed great promise in being elected to this country’s highest office. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com
The article continues by stating why Soros was so keen on this alliance. To paraphrase the article George Soros found a politician who was his twin on ethics, values, and social issues. It is hard to tell where Soros’ values end and Obama’s begin. Soros hosted several fundraisers for Obama both while he was Senator and also to help him secure the office of President.
HSoros social exploits were not only reserved for politics but also in the realm of social justice. According to another article on Discover the Networks entitled “Organizations Funded by George Soros and His Open Society Foundations” Soros has donated to over 150 non-profit organizations who have promised to spread justice and peace throughout the world.
George Soros has given his life to securing a world that betters each and every individual person. We will never know the vast impact his life has had on this world. His deeds are too many and too great to count. One thing we can know for sure though is that we all should approach this man and thanks him for being on this earth and dedicating his life to the great cause of humanity. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.