On August 12, 1930, in Budapest, George Soros was born. The Nazis and the Fascist surrogates were his main fears, hiding from their sight always. His father had disguised their Jewishness with fake identities and forged documents. George Soros survived it all and counter struck some spine-chillingly close shaves. George in his early years as a teenager experienced the Communist dictatorship.
Soros immigrated to England unaccompanied where he later joined the London School of Economics. This gave him an opportunity to discover his wit in the financial markets. After his studies, Soros took a job on the Wall Street. While in New York, he was joined by his parents. Soros’ parents were refugees after the crush of the Hungarian Revolution by the Soviet tanks.
George had a knack for doing things: things that were of economic value. His endeavors resulted in him becoming wealthy, and he was ranked as one of the richest people on Forbes at position 35, a position he currently holds. George Soros, Nazi acquired and still acquires his wealth in the fields of currency and stock speculation. He is very adept in the sector making billions of dollars in his investments.
George Soros is a renowned philanthropist. In the Soviet bloc, Soros was instrumental as he delivered vital support to the civil society groups. In the West, Soros did more in efforts of prodding the European Communism away. Soros pioneers pre-democracy initiatives and currently his focus is in Burma. He continues to fund both advocacy groups and institutes of liberal policy. In political history, Soros funded the presidential campaigns of Presidents Barrack Obama and John Kerry.
Despite his humanitarian activities and democracy initiatives, George Soros has been a subject for many critics. Soros has been inappropriately misread and misinterpreted. Such misinterpretations of his philanthropic efforts have led to tropes against him. He has been subjected to anti-Semitism. Additionally, some of Soros’ critics are of the opinion that he is leading his Jewish people to their death camps.
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