The growing reliance on wealthy donor George Soros by members of the Democratic Party within the U.S. comes as the 2016 election campaign was lost by the party to the growing rise of the right wing within the U.S. Republican Party. Democracy and human rights have made an impact in the philanthropic and political work of George Soros, who has spent the majority of his life looking to find his own way to a democratic life and help others who feel society is not aiding them in their pursuit of a free life, Discover the Networks reports; with an estimated fortune of $25 billion reported by Forbes and the assets of the Soros Fund Management brand estimated at around $30 billion, George Soros has the ability to provide funding for a range of philanthropic activities. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
George Soros began life in Hungary in 1930 as part of a Jewish family that also had an interest in bringing a global language and culture to the world under the leadership of the patriarch of the Soros family. In 1943, the life of George Soros took a different turn when Nazi German forces rose occupied the country and began exterminating around 500,000 members of the Jewish community in Hungary as part of the Holocaust; after surviving the Holocaust due to forged papers purchased by his father, George Soros would find himself living under Communist rule and embark upon a refugee journey that would initially take him to the London School of Economics. It was during his time as a student that George Soros first became aware of the open society theory popularized by his philosophy teacher Karl Popper, which has been taken by Soros and used as the basis of his Open Society Foundations that have continued to grow from the 1980s onward.
The refugee journey of George Soros was not limited to his arrival in London, but instead continued as he crossed the Atlantic and moved to New York in his bid to create a personal level of wealth before returning to Europe to help others. Soros would eventually find financial success as a hedge fund manager who took $12 million and has turned it into the Soros Fund Management brand that has more than $30 billion in assets. Not only has George Soros looked for new ways of bringing democracy to the people of the world, but he has also sought to protect the people of the U.S. from the removal of their rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. Soros believes the people of the U.S. and all free countries should be on their guard for an erosion of their personal rights that is often seen as the first steps in removing human rights from the people of what are currently free nations.
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