The Resurgence of George Soros and his Support for Social Activism Groups

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George Soros is one of the wealthiest men on the planet. The billionaire was born in Hungary but moved to the UK to run away from the Holocaust and finally ended up in the country. He is famous for the Black Wednesday sale in which he sold over 10 billion in pounds making a profit of one billion dollars. He then moved to the USA and continued with his business ventures. These are the ventures which have earned him his empire worth tens of billions of dollars. Like many other wealthy entrepreneurs, he decided has been supporting some charitable courses.

In 2002 however, he scaled back on his activism after the spirited campaign he had set up against George Bush was unsuccessful. Most people thought that he had disappeared from politics permanently until he reappeared during the 2016 campaign season. This time around, he was in support of Hillary Clinton, who was running against the current president Donald Trump. Soros is said to have contributed more than $25 million to the Clinton campaign and various other candidates in the Democratic Party.Reports indicate that he had even planned to attend his first-ever Democratic convention and watch Clinton, but decided to skip and carefully monitor the European money market. He has recently returned to active trading.

It was interesting to note that Soros had become more actively engaged in politics than he has ever been, something that has been attributed to the attitude that he has towards Trump.Now that the election is over and Trump is in power, Soros is not shying away from talking about his reservations regarding Trump. He states that the type of offhand comments that Trump keeps making about fundamental issues are worrying. It is important to note that Soros is a survivor of the Holocaust, which most of his relatives did not make out of alive. He, therefore, doesn’t like any sentiments that encourage certain groups of people to infringe upon the fundamental rights of others.

He has been stating that Trump’s offhand comments on some crucial issues might drive the country and even the globe further apart.His giving patterns resemble what he did in 2004 when he realized that the Bush Administration was supporting and funding wars in the Middle East. He did his best to support John Kerry’s Unsuccessful run against Bush. It is easy to see that Soros is a man who believes in peace and the equal and decent treatment of all people regardless of their race. The activities that he has supported in the country and around the globe might not resonate well with everyone, but he believes he is doing his best towards the creation of a better society.