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.