One of the most famous liberals in the world is U.S. citizen George Soros who Forbes now rates as one of the world’s richest billionaires with a personal fortune of more than $25 billion he uses to fund a range of philanthropic and political activities. The work of George Soros has become even more important than ever before as he is a major supporter of the open society theory that explains each individual should have the right to live within a free and democratic society; Soros has been both a major supporter of the European Union and a critic and how this huge social experiment is being run by its most prominent leaders as he feels this is a prime example of how the open society can be achieved in practical terms. The refugee crisis that has been affecting the European Union in recent years has weighed heavily on the hedge fund legend as he was a refugee from his native Hungary in 1947 when he arrived in the U.K. to study at the London School of Economics.
During the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections George Soros made no secret of his disdain for the Republican nominees for The White House who the U.S. citizen explained were doing the work of ISIS for them. Over the course of the election it was reported by Politico that George Soros had provided around $25 million to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton and the Super PAC’s supporting her; George Soros also provided funding for groups aiming to protect the rights of minority groups in terms of their voting rights that are often stripped away as a major election arrives in Republican states of the U.S. Soros believes the rights provided in the U.S. Constitution are to be fought for by the people of the nation as he feels was described by the founding fathers as they set out to create a nation capable of governing itself successfully.
The Open Society Foundations explain the work of George Soros is often located in aspects of social justice that may be seen as unfashionable or controversial for many. The liberal view of life George Soros has developed over the years can be seen in many of the campaigns he undertakes and backs financially, such as the fight to protect same sex marriage rights for all LGBTI community members across the U.S. Alongside the rise of U.S. President Donald Trump and his right wing agenda, George Soros has also been campaigning against right wing rhetoric being seen in U.K. politics; the Hungarian born billionaire has also thrown his considerable financial weight behind the cause of bringing down a number of restrictive and dictatorial governments in areas of Asia and Africa.
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