Thirty years ago, George Soros began a non-profit organization called the Open Society Foundations. The Foundation supports individuals and groups that promotes human rights, supports an accountable government, promote social health inclusion, and promotes justice and equality throughout the U.S. and Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.
In support of many social and political activities within the U.S., the Open Society Foundations has funded programs that have helped in medical research, funded organizations that fight hate crime violence, invested in programs to protect the LGBT communities, education, youth outreach programs, and to reduce law enforcement abuses.
Not only is Mr. Soros the founder of the Open Society Foundations, he also makes gift contributions to the Foundation. Recently, it was revealed that George Soros transferred a gift of $18 billion to the Foundation. His purpose is to make sure that this national and international non-profit Foundation would continue its work for years to come.
This magnanimous wealth transfer makes the Open Society Foundations the largest philanthropic Foundation ahead of the Ford Foundation and the second largest charitable nonprofits ahead of the Gates Foundations. Despite their financial status, all three of the Foundations are a betterment to mankind.
This transfer transaction makes Open Society Foundations one of the largest transfers of wealth ever made by a private donor to a lone foundation. Since the Open Society Foundation’s early beginnings, Mr. Soros has made annual donations of around $800+ million, but a few years ago, he began increasing his contributions. It is predicted that Mr. Soros will increase his contributions in the future.
George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary under the name Gyorgy Schwartz. Today he is a Hungarian-American billionaire investor, philanthropist, and an aggressive wealth hedge fund manager. He attended the prestigious School of Economics in London graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree and continuing his education, George acquired a Master’s in Philosophy. Having seen the ravages of the European cold war atrocities against Hungarian Jews, Mr. Soros made helping the under-served and under-represented his main platform for life and follow him Twitter.com.
Mr. Soros is a staunch American Democratic/Liberal supporter, having been one of Hillary Clinton’s largest supporters in her run to be the President of the United States. He has also supported other Democratic candidates. As Chairman, he and Open Society Foundations remain active lobbyists in many different national and international issues.