George Soros Achievements

George Soros is a famous American based philanthropist a great businessman who has been on the frontline advocating for good governance, freedom of expression, justice, and equity among others. He is believed to have donated more than $18 billion in his ministry through a great organization called Open Society Foundations. He has been able to extend his helping hand to 100 countries all over the world, and his efforts have been felt by these people. He is also the co-founder of Central European University which is located in Hungary a town called Budapest. Giving back to his society has always been in his blood, but this is as a result of the way he has been brought up and what George Soros knows.

George Soros grew up in Hungary whereby Nazi Germany had invaded the country. It was during that moment where so many people across the country lost their lives. The instability was real, and people suffered. George Soros was born in the year 1930. While at only 14 years, the Budapest siege erupted and more than 500,000 women and children were killed. They survive the war because their father Tidar, who was a lawyer secured documents which lied that they were Christians. His father was on the front line helping people who could have been killed. He managed to maintain few people. That early history changed the life of Soros and has been on the frontline seen supporting people who are despised and discriminated for who they are. Open Society Foundation has supported so many individuals and organizations towards supporting equality and justice, freedom of expression, fight for accountable governments and many other activities. He has also been offering scholarships to black students at the University of Pretoria. Majority of students have been able to study social sciences in those schools.

In the year 1947 after the siege was over, George Soros moved to England to further his studies and went to the famous London School of Economics to study Philosophy a course he had passionately admired since he was in lower classes. George Soros performed exemplary well and even got a chance to study a masters degree in philosophy. He graduated in the year 1954 and 1957; he left for the US to start his career. That is when he thought of establishing Soros Fund Management which is also known as Quantum Fund Endowment. The company has become the leading Hedge Fund management company across the globe, and so many people have been able to benefit from it. He is on record according to a report released by Forbes in February 2017 as the 19th richest man across the entire globe. He is also the wealthiest hedge fund manager in the world and has successfully made a lot of money from the scheme. Before he joined the company, he used to work as a European Stock analyst with American financial institutions. He has also had a chance to witness the great world traders following their trades. He commands great following across the globe and has a great respect from so many people and Follow him Twitter.com.

James Dondero-Making Positive Change in the Community

Co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, announced that the firm gave $1 million grant in order to help The Family Place. The Family Place is a leading organization in Dallas that supports victims of family violence and the grant will help the organization to raise $2.8 million for its Legacy Campaign over the next six months.

 

The grant will help to match 50 percent of any funds that are raised up to 1 million until April 4,2017. So far, The Family Place has raised an additional $200,000 and will be matched with $100,000 by Highland’s grant.

 

According to Dondero, the grant is a solution to help solve the very real problem of violence issues in Dallas. The Family Place Legacy campaign is a very big supporter of the operations and construction of the new Dallas Counseling Center and is names in honor of Ann Moody. The Ann Moody Place will have 13 emergency shelter rooms, a dental and medical clinic, a hotline/call center, and even rooms for private and group counselling. It will also have much needed places for its job-training.

 

The new building will help over 2,000 victims every year, and will also house the Be Project, which helps bullied and abused teens. The Be Project will help over 6,000 students every year. The facility will even have a shelter for the animals of families and will have an on-site child development center. The center is very important to the community and will help to save countless lives.

 

James Dondero has over 30 u=years in the equity and credit markets and is now the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. His carreer began as an analyst in 1984 and he was Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life before founding Highland Capital Management.

 

Under his management, Highland Capital Management has grown to have about $154.9 billion in assets and has become affiliated with NewPoint Advisors, NexPoint Residential R=Trust, and Acis Capital Management. Highland Capital Management has received the Morningstar’s designation and has ranked in the top slot in Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund.