The figures may sound amazing, but by the start of 2017 billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros had given away an amazing $12 billion in support for good causes, according to the Open Society Foundations. Soros is well known in many parts of the world for his outspoken criticism of some politicians and his support of liberal leaning charitable projects he feels reflect the ideals he hopes the human race will live by in the 21st century; on the business front, George Soros is well known for the success of his Soros Fund Management Brand that has allowed him to amass a personal fortune estimated to have reached around $25 billion by the start of 2017. In his writing, George Soros has often stated his aim in building the business empire he has created since establishing his own hedge fund in 1969 was to allow him the ability to help as many people in the world as possible. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.
Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros was originally known as Gyorgy Schwartz before the rising right wing attitudes seen in central and Eastern Europe in the 1930s prompted his father to change the family name to the less Jewish sounding Soros, Biography reports. The interest in building a global culture across the entire planet is something the family of George Soros have been interested for many years as the Soros family were a driving force behind the growth of Esperanto as a global language in the early part of the 20th century in a bid to build a thriving global culture that would help reduce the rise of nationalism; the Soros family survived the World War II Holocaust that claimed the lives of around half a million members of the Hungarian Jewish community.
It was after a single decade was spent building his Wall Street based empire as a hedge fund manager that George Soros began looking to help good causes across the planet with an initial focus on Communist countries, such as Soros’ own Hungarian home nation. In 1979, George Soros began seeking ways of taking on the tyrants of the world in all their forms before developing his own Open Society Foundations to continue his good work. While many wealthy billionaires and wealthy philanthropists have looked to back a single area of concern, George Soros and his Open Society Foundations spread out their work across so many different areas of interest the network uses 500 pages of its Website to list its many diverse causes that are being backed on a regular basis.