Multi-billionaire George Soros is someone everyone should aspire to be like. Aside from his enormous wealth, George Soros is a kind and gentle human being. He is a visionary sure to go down in the history books as one of the wealthiest people of all time. He will also be in there for his humanitarian efforts. However, there is more George Soros than meets the eye. In fact, he is an avid philanthropist. Being a philanthropist is something that brings him satisfaction.
By identifying the needs and wants of the underprivileged, George Soros has selflessly given back to countless organizations. In all, he expects nothing other than being a person of good will. Bringing positive change is something George Soros has taken very seriously. Very few philanthropists have donated as generously as George Soros. To be exact, he has donated over $12 billion dollars to charity. In particular, George Soros enjoys donating to organizations in other countries that fight for the liberties we as Americans take for granted. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Perhaps, George Soros’ desire to give back to people stems from his own harsh upbringing. George Soros and his families survived one of the greatest tragedies known to humankind. He survived the Holocaust, brutal time period that killed an estimated 6 million Jews. With Soros being Jewish, it is hard to imagine what he and his family went through. Though originally from Hungary, George and his family fled the country after the Nazis occupied the territory in 1944. They survived by concealing their backgrounds and securing false papers. Even in a time like this, George Soros and his family gave back to helping other Jews escape the barbaric actions of the Nazis. By 1947, Soros moved to London where he worked tirelessly to fund his education.
While in London, Soros attended the London School of Economics. By 1956, Soros relocated to the United States. This would be where he earned his large wealth. Soros road to riches began in 1970 when he opened his own hedge fund. This propelled Soros to become one of the wealthiest investors in the United States. Soros initial foray in philanthropy began in 1979. During the brutal regime of apartheid, Soros gave scholarships to black south Africans.
Even in his 80s, Soros continues to be a magnanimous force in the world of business. To this day, he possesses the same vigilance and awareness he did when he was a young man. With that being said, George Soros is an inspiration for the world to see. In spite of experiencing humanity at its worst, Soros has used his influence to positively change the world. Due to his humanitarian efforts, Millions of people have been influenced by his legacy.
Follow George Soros on Twitter.