When people hear the name George Soros, they think investor and businessman. While George Soros is both of those things, he is also a philanthropist and a survivor.
George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 to a Jewish family. In 1944, when George Soros was only 14-years-old, the Nazis occupied Hungary. Soros and his family managed to not only hide and survive during the Nazi occupation, they managed to help other families escape. As an adult, Soros has utilized his power and his influence to help others, especially those who experience discrimination and oppression. In 1979, only 25 years later, Soros began the Open Society Foundations.
Through the Open Society Foundations, George Soros has given voices, aid, and education to people experiencing oppression and discrimination throughout the world. In 1979, The Foundation created scholarships for 80 black South Africans during apartheid. This helped promote the integration of schools at the college level in South Africa. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
In the 1980’s, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations helped create the Central European University, which he prided as a space to promote critical thinking. He pushed for the communication and exchange of information and ideas between Eastern and Western Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall. George Soros has also worked to provide university and education fees to thousands of students from numerous disenfranchised, underrepresented, and marginalized groups. George Soros helped underwrite the cost of integrating thousands of European Roma into society and pushing for equal access to education. In the United States, George Soros has used his financial resources and the power his resources afford him to advocate for individuals and families suffering from addiction, for sex workers, and for members of the LGBTQ community. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.
It is true that George Soros is a businessman and an investor. It is also true that his success as an investor has enabled him to help thousands of people across the world. Through his charity, George Soros has provided financial aid and a voice to individuals who are marginalized. He has helped students achieve their educational goals and dreams. He has provided support to groups of people who frequently experience discrimination, such as individuals with substance abuse problems and members of the LGBTQ community. It’s about time that we add philanthropist to George Soros’s title.