Many people need help all over the world. However, no one is willing to feel their pain and help them. It is incredibly difficult for a wealthy person to imagine how a life without essential needs is. Fortunately, there are still some good people left who are willing to make difference. George Soros is among the leading humanitarians globally.
George Soros is the founder and the primary funder of the Open Society Foundation. The organization is the second largest philanthropy group in the United States; another billionaire funds the leading foundation.
George Soros has donated about $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations. However, what has shocked many is the recent donation that Soros made. He is said to have given $18 billion of his wealth to the foundation. According to the news, this is almost 80% of Soros wealth. Initially, his net worth was approximated to be $23 billion. This makes George Soros the 29th richest man in the world.
His contribution to the Open Society Foundation has opened doors to very many individuals. The lives of many have permanently changed through the group. The objective of the team is to see that everyone is treated with dignity and justice and equality is served to all.
George Soros helps the advocates of freedom of expression, human rights, and civil rights all over the world. He gives financial support to the individuals who are fighting corrupted governments as well.
George Soros also supports education. Through the Open Society Foundations, he helps the students who lack the funds to pursue their university education despite having passed. Many needy students have completed their schooling, thanks to George Soros.
Soros is also the chief founder of the Central European University based in Budapest. It is the most prominent university in the region in the study of social sciences. The Open Society also fights for people like sex workers, the LGBTI people as well as the drug users. These are people that are segregated by the society for who they are. George Soros believes that the choices people make on how to live are not an excuse for discriminating them.
What Triggered George Soros Humanitarian Spirit?
The choices and the path we choose to follow are in one way or another related to our past. For George Soros; being a survivor in the 1944-1945 massacre of the Hungarian Jews in Nazi must have inspired him to help others in need. This is because he understands how being discriminated and being in need of help feels. During this time, more than 500000 Hungarian Jews were killed. George Soros family survived through fake identities. They processed new documents that hide real background.
Having secured their family, they went a step ahead to help the other Hungarian Jews to do the same. This was one of George Soros most trying times in life. In relation to the event, George Soros says that the best part of the situation is that they did not surrender to the evil forces. They fought, and the final victory was on their side.
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