It is often said that what we decide to do in our adulthood is heavily influenced by events in our childhood. For George Soros, his purpose as a citizen has heavily been shaped by growing under a pro-Nazi regime in Hungary. The open disregard for personal freedoms and human rights he saw while growing up instilled in him the passion for ensuring that others would not experience the same. Therefore, after he had fashioned a name for himself as a successful businessman and amassed a sufficient amount of resources, George Soros thrust himself into the world of politics both in America and outside the country. His main motivation since has been helping those with a democratic and liberal outlook get into power while at the same time preventing those without it from assuming power.
George Soros has been heavily involved in American politics since 2004. During that election cycle alone, he donated more than $20 million with the aim of preventing President George W. Bush from being re-elected. He was among the founders of one of leading heavy donor clubs in the country, the Democracy Alliance. Additionally, through his Open Society Foundation, he has donated to numerous liberal organizations in the country, including the Center for American Progress. In 2016 election cycle, he showed the same zeal for preventing Donald Trump from winning the presidency as he did in 2004 with President Bush. Consequently, he committed $25 million towards helping Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win the seat.Authoring is also one of George Soros’s numerous talents. Over the course of the last four decades, he has written many books on subjects such as politics, finance, and stock trading.
Some of these books have gone on to become best sellers and have been heavily used by ordinary people, business people, and governments.Unsurprisingly, George Soros has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his political and philanthropic contributions. He has consistently featured in numerous business publications’, including Forbes, lists of the best hedge fund managers in the world. Additionally, he has received a number of honorary degrees from institutions of higher learning from all around the world, including Yale University in the United States and the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary. All in all, he will leave a strong legacy that few will ever come close to topping.In his free time, George Soros is quite the sports enthusiast. In fact, in the last couple of years, his name has been mentioned in efforts to acquire major sports teams in the United States and Europe. In fact, in 2012 he purchased a 2% stake in soccer club Manchester United, which is one of the largest sports teams in the world.