George Soros, a billionaire who has lived to see many things throughout the 86 years he has lived, has donated his money to many humanitarian foundations and endeavors. He has given interviews, including for CBS’s “60 Minutes” in 1998. He’s also given to money to various political candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Biography. Some Republican think tanks have tried to tie him into the controversial protest group, Black Lives Matter as a chief donor, but no such evidence of this development has been found to exist. The story emerged in August 19 of this year, while the original article, purportedly published in Germany’s Bild newspaper was not found published on the date specified in 2014. And it would seem unbefitting to a man whose foundations have been about building things, not tearing down.
George Soros was raised during the trying times of World War II, feeling a war-torn Hungary from Soviet forces and being educated in UK. Soros attended a prominent London economics school and became a savvy investor, and later brought his business, Soros Fund Management to the United States. He’s amassed a large conglomerate of investment banks and fortune 500 companies, and on the side he’s built the Open Society Foundations.
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Soros’s Open Society Foundations has pioneered for equality, opportunity, tolerance, and social change in countries where governments have held tight control of its citizens. This work began when George Soros fought against South Africa’s apartheid and helped underprivileged black students attend university. He also formed Central European University once the Berlin Wall fell in order to liberate the people’s minds who had been under Soviet control. Open Societies Foundations also focuses on eliminating environmental hazards such as uncontrolled natural resource extraction and harmful activities. All in all, Open Society Foundations has spent hundreds of millions of dollars each year for global operations on nytimes.com.