Creator of Open Society Foundations, George Soros, is still fighting the good fight. Even though he is in his 80’s, George Soros continues to further the ideals his foundation was built from. He has been, and continues to be, a major supporter of the civil rights of people who live outside mainstream society.
Born in Hungary in 1930, George lived through the discrimination of the Holocaust. After the war ended, he moved to London in 1947. George supported himself with a number of jobs including waiting tables at a night club and working as a porter for the railroad. He was able to complete his education at the London School of Economics.
Soros emigrated to the US in 1956, and began to make his name in the financial world. He launched his own hedge fund company in 1970 and grew Soros Fund Management into one of the most successful companies in America. George entered into the world of philanthropy in 1979, when he began to supply black South Africans with educational scholarships.
Over the years Soros has been involved with a number of world changing policies and events. After the Berlin Wall fell he established the Central European University to promote critical thinking skills in its students. He continued to work towards promoting a transparent government and was one of the first voices to speak out for the medical marijuana movement.
Because George has always been at the forefront of the movements he believes in many folks have linked him to a number of conspiracies. According to an article on Business Insider, when he spoke out against the Iraq War, he has been accused of influencing politics for his own nefarious purposes.
The people on one side of an issue will always point accusing fingers at those on the opposite side. However, George Soros, seeks to use his money and his influence to create a society that is more open minded and fair for all. He is not the boogeyman that many folks in Washington try to make him out to be.