George Soros a philanthropist and a believer in open society is one of the most celebrated personalities in the world. He was born in Hungary in the year 1930 but fled his mother country due to Nazi invasion. In addition to being a philanthropist, he is also a business magnate, an investor and among the most successful authors in the world. After they immigrated to England, he put himself through the London School of Economics, graduating with a degree and later a master in philosophy. He was actually very good in class that he received a 40 euro from a Quaker charity. He was working on a part time basis as a train porter and waiter before he commenced his career in finance at a merchant bank. He later moved on to New York, where he kick started his career on Wall Street.
Soros began his philanthropic work in the year 1979 where he actively began giving scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid and in 1980s, he assisted promote the Open Exchange of ideas in the Communist Eastern Bloc by providing photocopiers to reprint banned texts. In addition, Soros had amassed strong political influence which he used to reconstruct and reshape the political landscapes of a number of countries. Around 2001, when George Bush took over power, Soros was really convinced that America was heading the wrong direction especially after the 9/11 attack. He was of the idea that America should combat terrorism by ambushing a global war on poverty.
Soros had a clear vision on how to steer America politically and ideologically in a direction that was consistent with the agendas of his philanthropic funding of his foundations.Soros continued to support and maintain an active personal interest in the work of Open Society Foundations, travelling widely to support its work and advocating for positive policy changes with world leaders both publicly and privately.Through his Open Society Foundations, Soros has had a very active political influence across the world. His vision is clear on Democracy and arbitration of truth. His foundations are active in 100 countries across the world and he uses this as a platform to not only train activists but also positively criticize democracies and voice the truth. He believes in tackling global wars like poverty, health and ignorance so as to defeat acts of terrorism.