The Open Society Drives George Soros

Facts and reality take different forms for different people depending on how they are being expressed and viewed in the opinion of billionaire investment specialist George Soros. Political and social affairs have always been of great concern for George Soros after he survived living under the oppression of two of histories most feared regimes; born in 1930 in Hungary, George Soros saw members of his own Jewish community murdered in their hundreds of thousands by occupying Nazi forces during the Second World War and is classed as a Holocaust survivor. The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros found himself living under communist rule in the years following the Second World War and prompted his movement towards taking a refugee journey that would eventually lead to Soros becoming a leading financial specialist with his own Soros Fund Management brand.

George Soros set out on a journey through life that would lead him to become one of the world’s most respected financial figures but also set out to develop his philanthropic career after discovering his success had provided him with more money than he could possibly need. In 2017, George Soros is rated by Forbes to have built a personal fortune of more than $25 billion and given more than $10 billion to the Open Society Foundations as the network created in the name of the theory popularized by philosopher Karl Popper has been used by Soros to develop his own philanthropic interests. Soros founded the Open Society Fund in 1979 as a way of aiding those stranded under totalitarian rule in Eastern Europe and South Africa under the rule of Apartheid; the man credited with breaking the Bank of England in 1992 went on to realise his funds were being used to further the ends of the regimes he was fighting against and prompted a new way of using the financial donations of George Soros.

The Atlantic reports the work of George Soros as a philanthropist began with a focus on the issues facing the people of Eastern Europe living under the same communist rule the founder of the network also endured as a teenager. Soros fought against the regime of communist agencies throughout the 1980s and 90s after deciding the best opportunity for aiding as many people as possible was to work in a way limiting government involvement across portions of Eastern Europe where people were being robbed of their human rights. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, George Soros has focused his attention on many different areas of the world, from Russia to North America where Soros believes the political dominance of the U.S. will lead to the capitalist system created in its image will struggle for survival as the 21st-century moves forward.