The career of George Soros has seen him make an estimated fortune of over $25 billion as the founder of the Soros Fund Management brand that has recently appointed Dawn Fitzpatrick as its Chief Investment Officer; Soros has a long history of achieving success as a business leader and philanthropist who has been working to advance the cause of human rights around the world since 1979 when he began supplying copying equipment to resistance fighters in the former Soviet Eastern Bloc. Politico reports George Soros has been at the forefront of many battles in the human rights activism community that reflects the long term interests he has in making sure the people of the world have their human rights protected at all times. The Washington Times reports George Soros has been seeking new ways of exploring the world of human rights activism across the U.S. and played a major role, albeit indirectly as a major donor to the protests at Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Read his profile at Forbes.
The Ferguson protests highlighted many of the causes backed by George Soros and the Open Society Foundations, including the Drug Policy Institute that benefits from a $4 million annual donation from George Soros’ Foundation; the Drug policy Institute is well known for seeking new options and opinions about how to fight the rising issues being created by the illegal drug trade across the U.S. and the world. Soros himself has been a major supporter of the legalization of illegal drugs for a prolonged period of time and has cited the work of his friend Allen Ginsberg as playing a vital role in his decision to back an open letter to the United Nations that called on global political leaders to end the war on drugs that had caused more harm than good. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.
The Ferguson protests brought to light the many good causes with a liberal left leaning slant backed by George Soros in his drive to build a better world; Soros is also known as one of the world’s leading political donors who has made a major impact on the U.S. political system as a supporter and financial donor to the Democratic Party. Politico reports the 25 year friendship Soros and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton played a major role in ensuring the Hungarian born U.S. citizen returned to political giving for the first time since 2004 and provided over $25 million in support of Clinton’s campaign. As one of the leading donors to the Clinton campaign George Soros was invited to attend the Democratic National Convention to play a role in the awarding of the candidacy to Clinton, but found his attention taken by the humanitarian and political refugee crisis in the European Union and decided this was more important to himself and the open Society Foundations he founded.