In this world that is full of turmoil, since politicians can’t seem to do anything, there are those who carry themselves with clout and influence and attempt to change what seems to be unchangeable. These movers and shakers are well known among casual voters. George Soros is a great example of an influencer who is changing the world in ways we thought were impossible.
George Soros cannot remember a day that he did not identify with the philosophy of the liberal democracy. This ideology was embedded into him during his days as a rail porter and a waiter in the city of London. He put himself through the London School of Economics and there learned the beauty of capitalism. Years later, he put these lessons to good use and grew hedge fund which earned him $25.2 billion. According to Forbes.com, he would use this money to do much good.
30 years ago, George Soros put up $11 billion to start the Open Society Foundations. The mission of Open Society Foundations is to create democracies that span the globe and help transition governments who want to adopt a voter policy. They have given over $300 billion to these upstart democracies in order to help the free market gain a jumpstart. Last year, in 2017, George Soros gave an additional $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations. While he does still have a good bit of money in his bank account, this was no chump change and took 75% of his net worth.
George Soros has also used the Open Society Foundations to help the American public become more aware of the good and the moral policies of Democratic Party. In 2004 he realized that the American people were upset that they were fighting a needless war on two fronts and that President George W. Bush was weak in the polls. George Soros thought that he would put a Democrat in the office and heavily backed John Kerry. John Kerry was the proud recipient of the record-breaking $27 million donation from George Soros. While this was not enough to win the election, it did sway enough people so that in 2008 a very different result would occur.
2008 was the year that Barack Obama broke on the scenes. He had a meteoric rise where he came up through the Democratic primary, beat Hillary Clinton for nomination, and then defeated John McCain to gain the presidency. After eight years of liberal policy being enacted in America, people such as George Soros were left very happy.
George Soros was looking to ride this wave of good fortune, and in 2016 he put his financial muscle behind Hillary Clinton. At this time, the Democratic national party was nearly bankrupt. George Soros gave them $25 million to get out of debt and help Hillary Clinton win. While she did not win, it does seem that all the people are fed up with the GOP and in 2020 may get a clean sweep.
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