George Soros, born into a Jewish family in 1930, spent his early life hiding from the occupational force of the Nazi in Budapest, Hungary. In the early years of his life, George Soros learned the lesson that money drives the world which lasted him a lifetime. In interviews, he says that learning that gave him a direction in professional establishment and it is part of the reason why he went on to study Economics at the London School of Economics when he was 19. Money had made his life safer and more comfortable, that is also how many other people were able to conceal themselves and survive back in those times.
In his adult life, that lesson translated with working on Wall Street where George Soos started a hedge fund that is now a global corporation called Soros Funds Management. George Soros gained a lot of popularity in his line of work, and his name became known globally after his venture on British pound market.
Over the course of his highly successful career, George Soros became most known for his deeds outside of the business realm. Soros established himself as an active part of the worldwide philanthropy, bested only by one other person. George Soros if the founder of the Open Society Foundations. The regulations spreads out its efforts across the globe to promote peace, communication, democratically believes, and acceptance of this. The Open Society Foundations provides support such as education, healthcare, and helps people turn their lives around. Focused on minorities, The Open Society Foundations helps people living in poverty, former sex workers, recovering drug addicts, members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees and immigrants to get through difficulties across the globe.
The name of the establishment was inspired by a philosophical concept that George Soros became familiar with during his college years in London. Back then, he studied philosophy as well as economics. The idea of the open society was not coined by Karl Popper, but he was the one who popularized it and expanded upon it. Popper was a philosophy teacher at the London School of Economics. Even though he never got to teach Soros’ class, the two corresponded regularly, and George Soros liked sending his philosophy pers to Popper for revision and feedback.
Karl Popper had authored a book called The Open Society and its Enemies. The work was a strong influence for George Soros who has described its effect on him as answers to questions he had not been actively seeking.
George Soros has shared that he views himself as someone who has to make a difference in the world. He wants to bring about an open society in the world and has described the goal as the purpose of his life. He believes that the world is quickly turning into corporate machine that is cold and unfeeling towards the individual.
Geoge Soros is trying to change communities through his philanthropy, firmly focused on minorities as he believes that the first step towards a real change is to stop alienating people.
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