When it comes to the political sphere of the United States, one man needs special mention. The United States has witnessed significant ups and downs both politically and economically in the last decade, and it is this volatility that George Soros believed could have ended if Hillary Clinton would have won. He went out of his way to support Democratic Party and funded Clinton’s campaign through Super PACs and direct contribution more than $24 million.
George Soros is one of the most well-known businessmen, author, opinion leader, political strategist, lobbyist, political contributor, and financial experts in the world today. He has helped carve not only the politics in the United States but has influenced the politics of many other countries remotely. In countries where he felt the existing regime would not carry forward the vision of its population and achieve growth it deserves, he has reconfigured the entire political landscape singlehandedly to topple the government. It goes on to show his strength as a political influential in the world today.
After fleeing Hungary where he was born due to the Nazi takeover, he moved to London and joined London School of Economics. After completing his studies in Finance from London School of Economics, he moved to the United States to try his hands on the most powerful business districts in the world, Manhattan. He worked for the major finance firm on the Wall Street for a couple of years before forming his company and started a fund with $12 million capital.
The fund was later rebranded to be known as Quantum Fund. Over the years, Soros Fund Management, which is a hedge funding company started by George Soros, has provided consistent returns to its investors. Regarding return on investment, Soros Fund Management has provided a return of over 40 percent to its investors annually for the last couple of decades, which is higher than many other competitors in the field of hedge funding. Read more on NYTimes.com
George Soros believes that there is a major transformation needed in the justice system of the United States, where blacks and minorities, who are given jail term can rather get probation or correctional sentence, which would save their career from getting ruined. He has witnessed major racial disparity existing in the country and in the country’s federal system, which he feels needs to be uprooted.
His net worth in today’s date is over $25.2 Billion, and he is the 22nd richest person on the planet. George Soros, even at 86 today, is a highly dynamic personality and works relentlessly to support his causes, mostly through his global foundation named “Open Society Foundation.” Few of the organizations he supports are Faithful America, Free Exchange on Campus, Families USA, Energy Action Coalition, Machsom Watch, Media Fund, National Council of La Raza, Peace Development Fund, People for the America Way, and much more.
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