George Soros is a renowned philanthropist and a successful investor too. Soros has built a good reputation due to his positive impact on society across the globe. Motivated by the urge to assist the people, George Soros formed the Open Society Foundations and Soros Fund Management. George Soros is the president of both organizations. Soros dream is to make his life and that of others around him better knowing that his childhood was quite difficult. Soros was born in Budapest in 1930. It was during the World War II though luckily George’s family managed to flee away from the Nazi occupation. They moved to Communist-dominated Hungary in 1947. Later on, they settled in London where Soros pursued his studies. Soros graduated from the London School of Economics before moving and settling in the U.S. In the U.S. George Soros managed to secure a large fortune through his international investment fund.

George Soros has been a participating philanthropist since 1979 when he was associated with supporting the black students who attended Cape Town University during apartheid. Currently, George’s Foundation is assisting millions of people across the globe. Today, the foundation operates in more than 100 countries. In 2011, George’s international organization recorded an annual expenditure of $835 million all meant to promote the values of open society, human rights as well as transparency. Besides, managing his Foundations, Soros is also a renowned author. George Soros has written a dozen of books including the famous ‘Tragedy of the European Union’ which he published in 2014. Also, he writes articles and essays featuring his topics of interest such as politics, society as well as economics which are often published in major newspapers and magazines around the world.

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Besides being involved in politics in the form of writing articles, Soros is known to finance most successful politicians in the U.S. Often, the billionaire financier has been associated with Democratic causes and candidates. He is believed to be the donor behind Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008. Recently, George Soros contributed much to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In August, Soros donated $2.5 million to a pro-Hillary Clinton PAC and $23.4 for the whole group.

In the concluded U.S elections, Priorities USA action failed in coordinating with Hillary’s campaign although it is believed to spend heavily in support of the Democratic presidential nominee. Recently, a report filed with the Federal Election Commission showed that Priorities USA action started September with only $41.5 million. Sometimes last year, Soros is believed to have donated $7 million to Priorities USA Action. Besides, the renowned billionaire donor gave Clinton’s campaign committee the maximum $2700.

In their campaign strategy, Priorities the USA spent heavily on ads supporting their presidential candidate and defaming their primary competitor. In their budget, Priorities USA Action aimed at spending $77 million on TV ads only during the campaign period. However, Trump still managed to beat Clinton in the concluded “landslide” popular vote. Even after the results, Soros is still confident that Clinton is the next president of the U.S. Soros strongly insists that Clinton will win the Electoral College. The billionaire donor believes that Clinton is the “most qualified” candidate to serve as the next American president.

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