The philanthropic work of the hedge fund billionaire George Soros has recently been focused on providing funding for those who feel they have not been included in what is deemed a traditional society. Soros has been a major supporter of the open society philosophical theory, which he adapted to form the name of his Open Society Foundations after being exposed to the theory during his time as a student at the London School of Economics. George Soros has always felt he has a close personal link to those who he feels have faced being pushed to the boundaries of society; the Soros family was forced to hide their Jewish faith from the occupying Nazi forces in his native Hungary during World War II; the family was also oppressed by the arrival of Communism in Hungary following World War II that prompted George Soros to take a refugee journey that would take him to London and later New York, according to the Open Society Foundations.
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By 2017, George Soros was reported by Forbes to have built a personal fortune of more than $25 billion and had given away more than $12 billion to good causes through personal philanthropy and through his own Open Society Foundations. During the same period of time Soros has become a major critic of President Donald Trump and backed many Democrat candidates and causes that have been chosen as they reflect the beliefs of the work George Soros hopes to complete. One of the major causes undertaken by Soros in the 21st century has been the bid to legalize marijuana across the globe as he feels the global war on drugs has been more damaging than it has assisted over the last century; the U.S. citizen is also known as a prominent supporter of same sex marriage rights across the world.
Providing opportunities for people who may have their options limited is not only part of the work completed in a philanthropic sense by George Soros, but is also seen as part of his everyday work life after he employed the financial expert Dawn Fitzpatrick to run his hedge fund company and become one of the most powerful women on the financial markets. The rights of all people to achieve as much as possible in their lives is something George Soros cares deeply about and is reflected in his work reported by the Open Society Foundations to aid the LGBT community across the planet; Soros works with many different people and groups outside his own foundations to provide rights to those in closed societies including providing funds for the European Council for Foreign Relations and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
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