Among the biggest supporters of Hillary Clinton in the last American candidacy and one of the people that feared the most Trump’s spot at the presidency, lies the billionaire and philanthropist George Soros. The man is one of the most prominent names in the world of financial investment strategies.
In 2016, Soros would return to his spot as a political funder, last seen in the elections of 2004 when he tried to defeat George W. Bush. Now, he would try to beat Trump by directly financing Hillary’s campaign with a front of $25 million. He was one of her biggest supporters in the elections of last year, mainly because of how Trump’s speeches demonstrate his position as an enemy of the causes that George Soros cares the most.
The billionaire is a philanthropist that strongly supports the reforming of the immigration policy and acceptance of the US, the tolerance towards different religious and the prejudgment of different cultures overall. Trump’s “build a wall” campaign goes against all of which Soros fought for.
If Hillary could’ve won the elections, it would, without a doubt, not be possible without the support of Soros. “The stakes were too high,” said his political advisor. Soros knew that he would need to invest as much as he could to give Hillary the chance to overcome the opposing candidacy. Although she did not win the role of the next President, Soros knows that he was able to catalyze all the donors and funders of the opposing candidacy. The investor would commit even more capital as the election date was coming closer.
George Soros is one of the most influential individuals that are alive today, both politically, financially, and as a powerful man with tons of partnerships and connections. He has affected political events in many countries across the globe, not just the United States.
Most of his funding is done through his personal firm, the Soros Fund Management, which he uses to give capital assistance to campaigns and causes that he supports as well as investment to increase his wealth in the future. He always has good intentions, as he sees himself as someone who has the necessary power to transform the world in a better place. He sometimes sees himself as having the power of a god to change things around him, but he has only good intentions towards the future of humankind. Read more on CNBC about George Soros.
Soros is also an author of many self-published books, like The Alchemy of Finance and Underwriting Democracy. He was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930, in a family of Jews, which is the reason on why he supports the acceptance of the Jewish community among all other causes. He lived the horrors of splitting his family because of fear of the German army, and he does not want something like that to ever happen again.
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