The liberal philanthropist and hedge fund expert George Soros has become more politically and career focused than he has for a number of years despite being born in 1930 and being in his ninth decade of life. Soros has become one of the world’s most impressive hedge fund and financial experts, but Politico reports his donations towards many different groups have reached huge levels in a bid to make sure the political landscape of the U.S. and around the world will not remain dominated by conservative groups and causes; Soros is concerned with the problems seen in the U.S. and across the planet he feels could benefit from a boost from his own personal fortune. Learn more on snopes.com about George.
In his own career, George Soros has found a large level of success that was highlighted by the $1 billion Soros is thought to have made making a risky gamble on the British Pound being devalued in the 1990s. In the early stages of 2017 the personal fortune of George Soros has been estimated to have reached over $25 billion, with Forbes reporting the Soros Fund Management brand is worth around $30 billion under the leadership of Dawn Fitzpatrick who works closely with George Soros to make the correct investments for the brand. One of the most amazing facts about the work of George Soros is his ability to remain at the top of the investment industry for so long after his initial hedge fund was created in 1969 with just $12 million in assets.
After making a major splash as a leading political donor during the 2004 U.S. Presidential election George Soros largely sat out the 2008 and 2012 elections that saw the election of the first African American President in the form of Barrack Obama; in 2015 George Soros appeared to dive into the latest Presidential election campaign with a pledge to the campaign of Hillary Clinton that saw him provide around $25 million in funding for her campaign, according to Politico. Soros seems to have understood the importance of the work being undertaken in 2016 by the democrat’s as they sought to fund a candidate capable of defeating Republican Donald Trump.
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The work of George Soros does not solely focus on pushing forward the needs of the richest in the U.S. and across the planet, but instead the Hungarian born Holocaust survivor hopes to bring a new way of exploring the options open to the people of the planet in remaining free in a democratic society. Soros even provided the maximum permitted financial donation to the End Citizens United campaign that is fighting to limit the influence of donors like himself in major U.S. elections.