The founder of the Open Society Foundation is one of the most prominent philanthropists in the world is George Soros who is also the founder and leader of the global corporation Soros Fund Management. George Soros support his Open Society Foundations mainly on his won donating his own money o the operations of organization which has allowed it to function well on its own without many investors.
In 2017, George Soros achieved an accumulative donation to Open Society Foundations that reaches more than 32 billion dollars. That put him in second place in terms of contributions made by a single person, only bested by the Bill Gates Foundation for now. The donations were never made public or covered by press much as George Soros has always been supporting the Open Society Foundations like this. The news was announced by the foundation only after the feat was accomplished.
The Open Society Foundations bare the name of the philosophical notion of an open society free of the burdens of discrimination, social injustice, segregation, and putting minorities on fringes of society. Instead, an open society is tolerant and embraces people no matter of their religion, race, sexual orientation, and so on. George Soros has been striving to create an open society and stir people in the right direction through his extensive philanthropy work. The Open Society Foundations support the LGBTI community, Europe’s Roma People, drug users, former sex workers, and their marginalized groups.
The concept of an open society has been near and dear to his heart since his college years at the London School of Economics. Given his childhood and upbringing of Jewish descent during the Nazi occupation of Budapest, Hungary, George Soros has a substantial understanding of intolerance, discrimination, and complete lack of justice. George Soros was introduced to the philosophical notion of an open society through a book by Karl Popper called The Open Society and its Enemies.
George Soros entered the world of philanthropy in 1979 by providing South Africans scholarships. Over the next decade, George Soros was also involved in the promotion of open exchange of ideas in what was then Communist Hungary. During that time George Soros established the prominent Central European University and continued to establish academies across Europe. In the early years of the 2000s, George Soros was one of the loudest supporters of same-sex marriage and worked towards promoting the administration of a law allowing same-sex marriage in Europe, the United States of America, and beyond.
Beyond supporting his Open Society Foundations, George Soo is also a donor of the European Council of Foreign Relations, the International Crisis Group, Global Witness, the Institute for New Economic Thinking and thousands of universities around the globe.
In terms of business, Geoge Soros is a legend in the world of investments. He opened his first hedge fund back in 1970 which is now called Soros Fund Management and has grown into a global corporation. George Soros is among the most successful investors in the history of the USA.
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