George Soros has just made a move that stunned the world. The extent of his philanthropy was well known until now, but not everyone expected that he would make such a large donation, which was on the scale of the likes that are rarely seen. George Soros has gone ahead and donated eighteen billion dollars to charity by transferring his own personal money to the Open Society Foundations, a charitable organization that George Soros founded and which is well known for its work in promoting good and freedom around the world.
George Soros grew up in Hungary, where he was born. He suffered under the Nazi occupation. His family managed to survive by faking papers documents of themselves to hide the fact that they were Jewish. George Soros and his family also helped other families survive by doing the same thing. George Soros moved to London during the time that Hungary was occupied by the Communists. He studied at the London School of Economics. During his time there, he took on various jobs at night to help pay for his studies. George Soros moved to America nine years later. He got started in the financial sector and soon became very successful on Wall Street. He started Soros Fund Management and became one of the most profitable and largest investors in the United States.
Because of his time under Nazi oppression, George Soros knows what it feels like to live as the poor and oppressed do. That is one reason why he has a special empathy for them. He wants to help them out in any way that he could. That is the reason he started Open Society Foundations. He based the name on the title of Karl Popper’s book, Open Societies and Their Enemies. According to Karl Popper, freedom democracy are the most important things, and you can not force any one ideology or philosophy on people because there is no one ideology that is the one truth. George Soros created the Open Society Foundations to help protect democracy, freedom, and an open society, hence the name.
The Open Society Foundations focus on fighting hate, hate crimes, fascist governments, authoritative governments, abuses of power by police and other officials, and discrimination. They are especially concerned about discrimination against minorities and people of the LGBT community, who are often pushed to the sidelines. The Open Society Foundation has helped fund treatment for those who suffered during the Ebola outbreak. It has helped fund the education for thousands of students who could not afford an education on their own.
George Soros is expected to donate another two billion dollars to the Open Society Foundations in the coming few years. He has already donated over thirty two billion dollars in his lifetime. Besides the eighteen billion dollars he just donated, which he donated as part of estate planning, George Soros has been donating eight or nine hundred million dollars a year to the Open Society Foundations. It is the second largest such organization in the US now. and more information click here