The Contribution of George Soros to the Society

George Soros is an American-Hungarian businessman, philanthropist, and an entrepreneur who ranks as one of the top investors globally. Born in Hungary in the year 1930, George Saros left Budapest for London in 1947 where he worked as a part-time nightclub waiter and railway porter to support his education at the London School of Economics. He later emigrated to the US in 1956 where his journey as one of the billionaires began.

He launched his first business venture, the Soros Fund Management in 1970. The hedge fund would later become his breakthrough to the world of investors and engrave his name in the books of history not only in the USA but also the globe in general.

The fortune made from the hedge fund was used to set-up the Open Society Foundation. The Open Society Foundation is a network of foundations, projects, and partners whose main role is to promote good governance, fight for individual equal rights, and to promote the freedom of expression and learn more about Soros.

 

Philanthropy Work

Over the years, George Soros has supported a wide range of individuals, business entities, organizations, and countries in achieving their goals. His philanthropy work began in 1979 when he offered scholarships to South African students during the Apartheid period. He has also funded various cultural exchanges between the West and Eastern Europe countries. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, he foresaw the importance of promoting critical thinking and went ahead to open the Central European University which was still an alien idea to many people and more information click here.

George has also supported lawyers and paralegals who have been at the forefront of fighting for the release of unlawfully held individuals. He has also provided support for the less fortunate students who come from marginalized groups and countries.

 

The Capitalist Threat

Though the term “Open Society” has been used by many individuals, most of these people have no idea where the name came from or its meaning. Open Society is a term that was coined by Henri Bergson in his book titled “The” which was launched in 1932. The term was later explained into details by Karl Popper in his book “The Open Society and its Enemies” and its Twitter.

Karl Popper explained what the western democracy believed in and fought for. The truthful nature of the book was seen by many as an eye opener. Popper also showed that communism and fascism had a common ideology which was to suppress the freedom of an individual, in what has become to be seen as a threat to Open Society.

Source of Information

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/02/the-capitalist-threat/376773/