George Soros is one of the greatest philanthropists in the world. Soros has supported many organizations and individuals in the world who fight for accountable governments, freedom of expression, transparency and those supporting justice and equality. He focuses mainly on groups and people who have been discriminated for who they are. He has supported groups such as LGBTI people, sex workers, and drug users. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.
Soros who survived the Nazi occupation of 1944 to 1945, says in an open society foundation that his family escapes the murder by forging identity papers concealing their background. By doing so, they escaped their fate and ended helping other people. It is in this spirit that Soros has become charitable. His charity work began in South Africa during the apartheid in 1979. He gave scholarships to black South African and in the 1980s, he provided photocopiers to an eastern communist bloc that promoted the open exchange of ideas. He created the central university to foster critical thinking after the fall of Berlin Wall. He supported cultural exchange amongst Eastern Europe and west and funded Soviet society. Soros expanded his charitable works into the United States, Asia, and Africa after the end of the cold war.
Soros worked as a night club waiter and railway porter in London and used his wages to pay for his fee. He relocated to the United States and joined the world of finance and investments. He made his fortune in this world and 1970 he launched his hedge fund known as Soros Fund management and ended up being one of the most successful investors in the United States.
The billionaire George Soros has built a kingdom that donates throughout Europe and duplicates political machine powered by not for profit making organizations that have had a significant influence on American politics. According to the Washington Times, Soros donated more than $33 million to support established groups that were the grassroots of Ferguson movement. His financial contribution has turned the one day protest into a 24 hour a day national protest. Soros believes that people should participate in government. Soros who is the founder and director of open society foundation noted that one way of making the society more accountable is helping groups combine research and policy with community organizing. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
The Open Society has been making donations to groups since it was founded in the early 1990s. Though the groups in the protests have received donations from Soros, they were not directed to protest at the request of Open Society. The protest at Ferguson and Cleveland were spontaneous, and the organization does not have the ability to dictate what others say. The circumstances have gained people’s attention, and the social justice groups involved have seen that such incidents represent a lack of democratic participation and accountability.