A lot of the decisions that one makes in life are shaped by the experiences they had growing up, especially negative ones. For George Soros, support for social activism is like second nature to him. He was born and brought up in Hungary. George is a Jew, and at the time, the Nazis were looking for and killing Jews in what has come to be known as the Holocaust. He managed to escape Hungary and head to the UK where he studied at the London School of Economics. After school, George worked for a few firms before starting his own. He rose to fame as an investor after the short sale of Sterling Pounds he made in the now famous black Wednesday short sale, making $1 billion in profit. He then moved to the US and had been living in New York ever since.
Soros is proof to the saying that people put their money where their opinion is. For instance, in 2000, he was active in the Democratic Party Campaign. The Democratic Party candidate lost to George Bush, but Soros had his opinion heard. In 2004, he did his best to support John Kerry, who was running against Bush, but he was also unsuccessful. Soros successfully funded Obama into office. This time around, he was seeking to put the first female president, Hillary Clinton, into the oval office. He contributed more than $25 million to her campaign, but unfortunately, she lost to Trump. In addition to supporting the Clinton campaign, he has been actively supporting the PACs who were campaigning for Democratic Party Candidates.
George Soros has not shied away from getting his opinion heard regarding the president. He believes that Trump’s comments and remarks are quite inflammatory and divisive. He is still supporting PACs who are at this time gearing up for the mid-terms in 2018. He has also been linked to the Ferguson Protests. The funding is done through the George Soros Foundation. He got involved in the protests because he believed that a lot of things that are happening in the dark needed to be brought to light. However, the protests were mostly spontaneous. People just shared hashtags, the news agencies got involved, and soon, busloads of protesters were landing in Ferguson for the protest marches. The entire spectacle created interest in rectifying a few wrongs happening in the society.The social and political activist groups that Soros has funded have cost him billions of dollars over the years. However, he seems to be a strong believer in social justice, which is because of his background. He is an exemplary leader and a perfect example of what it means to give back to the world after making it in entrepreneurship.