“Self-made millionaire” is not a title that comes as an exaggeration when talking about George Soros. He had many struggles since he was young due to the fact he had to live under the pro-Nazi regime before he had the chance to escape to London and earn a degree in Economics. This is where his journey on becoming one of the richest men to walk on Earth began. Soros has a great vision on the things he had to do to reach the top and leave a mark in history. His first step was to go to New York and start working in Wall Street where he made a fortune by creating his own hedge fund.He decided it was time to give back and start his philanthropic endeavor, one of his biggest feats was when he founded Open Society Foundation in 1993 that was created by Soros to give financial support the civil society groups that were in need.
This society has made huge collaborations all over the globe in several matters like the defense of human rights, right and justice, health and many more.However, Soros philanthropic efforts don’t end there. It is well known that Soros has had huge participation in the attempt to end Africa’s extreme poverty by contributing $75,000 million to projects that have positive approaches on how to do it. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Hungary was starting to recuperate from all the problems that came before that, Soros gave a hand by strengthening the education of the nation with a sizable donation of $880 million to the Central European University in Budapest who he helped found.
On top of the financial and philanthropical contributions that Soros has made, he also has had an active participation politics, with liberal ideals since many years, he has promoted his agenda with help of his foundation which gives him a lot of influence due to the fact that it has many branches all over the world. It is clear that Soros has a great influence in the world of politics and it comes with no surprise being a man with such a great number of international contributions. And to this date it stills amazes the world that the man that had to suffer many hardships since his birth and had to flee from his nation, manage to grow and become an individual of such wealth that was capable of helping the process of rebuilding the country where he once had to leave. Because of all of these reasons, George Soros is one of the most influential philanthropists in the world, and his Open Society foundations have helped thousands of communities around the globe and the United States.