George Soros is a Hungarian-born Jewish who came to the United States as an immigrant and is now a US citizen. He is known as one of the world’s most prominent hedge funders, opinion leaders, investors, political funders, and philanthropists. In the recent US Presidential election, George Soros spent close to $24 million in backing the Super PACs as well as directly funding the Hillary Clinton’s run for Presidency. He has been actively engaged in various charitable causes that he firmly believes, especially the Democratic causes. At 86, he is one of the most experienced investors and opinion leaders in the world according to discoverthenetworks.org, and he aims to support the causes he feels for through various means, including monetary support.
George Soros has been an avid funder for Democratic Party as the causes he and the party believe in are more or less on the same track. However, he backtracked his political spending after losing over $20 million to oust the then President Bush. He is in support of the ‘open society’ as is his claims, because he has suffered under the authoritarian pro-Nazi regime since his childhood. He had seen the death from close during the holocaust caused by the Nazis in Budapest when he was in the city as well. However, thanks to the connections of his father and some family friends, he and his family were able to leave the country. He went to study at London School of Economics and after that went to the US, which is his current home.
During the 2016 US Presidential Election, George Soros openly opposed Donald Trump for the presidency as he believed that he would prove to be a disaster in a country which is in desperate need for major reforms. George Soros is one of the most outspoken bipartisan political influencers in the United States. He through his charity wing “Open Society Foundation” funds approximately $400 million each year to charity causes and donations to the political leader and groups on Forbes. Few of the causes he supports wholeheartedly include Black Lives Matters, racial disparity, judiciary reforms, and more.
George Soros is one of the most influential Democratic supporters. This September he has committed $500 Million to support and fund businesses started by refugees and immigrants. George Soros was disappointed after Trump won the Presidential campaign, but says that his mission to support the democratic causes won’t stop. He has invested heavily in many different causes and feels that Trump’s victory puts everything at stake.
Soon after the victory of Trump, a conference of all the major donors of Democratic Party gathered to discuss the way ahead. George Soros says that the loss of Clinton is not going to stop him from fighting for the causes he believes.