George Soros; A Voice For Democratic Progress

George Soros is known in liberal circles as a man with deep pockets and progressive ideals. He has spent millions of dollars not only donating to politicians and their campaigns, but also giving away billions of dollars through his own philanthropic organizations. He is known as one of the best traders in the world and has amassed a fortune estimated to be around $25 billion. He uses that fortune to help those that need it in the United States and around the world. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros has long been known amongst progressives as one that can be counted on to donate money to help move the liberal agenda forward. He donated more than $25 million during the 2016 election cycle to Hillary Clinton and other democratic causes. Part of that also went to progressive causes like immigration reform, abortion rights, and campaign finance reform to name a few.

He has donated $5 million dollars to the Super PAC Immigrant Voters Win. He donated another $5 million to a non-profit organization that fights against the conservative efforts to restrict voters in areas with high immigrant populations. He helped fund social movements as well, like the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” campaign that was started in response to the high number of people of color being killed by the police.

In 2005 George Soros was instrumental in the launch of a secret club for major liberal donors called the Democracy Alliance. These club members are helping to build an intellectual infrastructure in the United States. The purpose is to promote long sighted goals through education. They fight climate change, income inequality, and finance reform. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.

George Soros was born in Budapest August 12, 1930. He lived through World War II and moved to London where he graduated from the London School of Economics. He studied philosophy there and to this day uses the things he learned there to inform his business decisions. He immigrated to the United States in 1956. He started his first hedge fund in 1970.

On his web page George Soros is quoted as saying, “A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.” He has entered the ring with many progressives when trying to change policy. He uses his fortune to help candidates as well as causes. To date, through his own organization, he has donated over $12 billion dollars to those in society that live on the fringes.

The Values that Have Led to The Immense Success of Koch Industries

One of the largest privately held firms in the world is Koch Industries. The company has grown in leaps and bounds under the leadership of Charles Koch and his brother Mr. David Koch. It was founded by their late father Mr. Fred Koch from a humble beginning to where the company is today. The success of the company since its inception has been largely influenced by the experience and values their father upheld to steer the company to success.

Recently, Charles Koch the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation stated that the success of the company since he and his brother took over has been made possible by the values his father shared. The values are set in a letter that the father left for the family to efficiently run the business. These values have enabled Koch surmount some of the challenges that he has faced in running the company.

Koch Industries is a multinational corporation that is located in Wichita, Kansas in the United States of America. Initially, the corporation was founded as Wood River Oil and Refining Co in 1940 by Fred Koch dealing in the refining of crude oil. The company is listed by Forbes as the second largest private company in the United States with annual revenue of one hundred and fifteen billion dollars.

The subsidiaries are Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company. They are involved in diverse business like the manufacturing, refining of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, minerals, pulp and paper and ranching. The company was renamed Koch industries in 1968 after the death of the founder Fred Koch as a way to honor him. The two brothers have managed to keep the corporation as a private company with over a hundred thousand employees in the subsidiaries.

The corporation is headed by Charles Koch as the Chief Executive Officer and chairman and his brother David Koch as the Vice President. From a crude oil refinery company, Mr. Charles Koch has helped the company invests in other areas if the economy through its subsidiaries. His efforts have placed Koch Industries on the international map with offices not only in the United States.

Charles Koch was born in Wichita in Kansas on the 1st November 1935. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in general engineering in 1957 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To further his education he did a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated in 1958. He first started working at Arthur D. Little, Inc. but eventually moved back to his home town to work at Rock Island Oil & Refining Company. He is also a philanthropist and author having authored Good Profit.

Additional Information on Charles Koch can be found via the links below:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/new-koch