The rising tide of philanthropy that takes place across the world each year has recently seen George Soros once again become a leading philanthropist in the world after he made a return to giving in both a political and philanthropic sense. The Open Society Foundations reports the philanthropic focus of George Soros in recent years has shifted from the oppressive regimes of the world that were important to him in the 1970s and 80s when the Cold War was in full effect to fighting for the rights of individuals and groups who are on the fringes of mainstream society. Recently, the Open Society Foundations have been looking to represent ethnic groups, such as the Roma group of people who have been fighting to obtain their personal rights under the constitution of the European Union; under the guise of the Open Society Foundations, George Soros provided funding for the Roma people to get a higher level of legal assistance as they took the fight to the highest levels of the courts of the European Union. Read more about George at The New York Times.
As a globally recognized figure, George Soros reaches different audiences because of the history he has in different areas of the world. In the U.K. Soros is best known for the skills he has shown as a business leader who took a risk on the fact the British currency was on the verge of devaluation; in 1992, Soros is estimated to have made around $1 billion in a single day when the Pound was devalued after a number of moves were made by Soros on the markets by the man who established the Soros Fund Management hedge fund empire.
As a leading political figure in the U.S. and across Europe, George Soros is known for the success he has achieved as a major financial donor to the causes of left leaning candidates and political parties. Biography reports George Soros has become an expert on the problems facing the world in various regions, such as the U.S. and European Union where the refugee crisis of 2015 and 2016 has been high on the list of priorities for the former refugee from Hungary; the political awareness of the 86 year old has allowed him the opportunity to write more than 10 books about the problems that will soon face the financial markets and global economy. Among the books written by George Soros are those detailing just how the European Union is a globally important political and social experiment that should act as a beacon for political experts across the planet. In the U.S. the criticism George Soros has vocalized against President Donald Trump has seen him become a major financial supporter of Democrat’s, such as former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com