There are a few people who try to be a real difference maker in the world of politics. These are the movers and the shakers, and theirs is the power to affect true and positive change.
George Soros is a renowned financier of left-wing causes and an ardent enemy of the political Right. He is one of the wealthiest political advocates, and he is hated and dreaded by the GOP.
George Soros worked several low paying jobs, like rail porting and waiting in his younger days. Through these low-end jobs, he paid his way through the London School of Economics and went on to found the Soros Fund Management Hedge Fund. It was through the success of this fund that he became a billionaire and amassed a net worth over $25 billion. Once he became a billionaire, he used is financial muscle to get involved in politics.
Soros tried to prevent George W. Bush from being elected by donating $27 million to the Democratic Party during the 2004 elections. Most of the money went to helping Presidential candidate John Kerry, who would go on to lose.
Once Kerry had lost the election, Soros continued to fight for the Left by planning to help in the next presidential candidate. Although he was first supporting Hillary Clinton, he changed course and picked Barack Obama, a young Senator from Illinois. He gave millions to Obama’s campaign but later felt that Obama had been too conservative of a president. He even wished he had backed Mrs. Clinton instead.
He went on to fight Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy in the year 2016. As Soros was a sworn enemy of the right, Trump’s campaign and rhetoric evoked, even more, hatred of the Republican agenda from Soros. He pushed Hillary Clinton for president and donated $25 million to her and the Democratic Party cause. He also donated an extra one and a half million to Democrat senators running for office in key states.
Soros would become furious that the Democrats had lost to Donald Trump. Soros vowed to be a roadblock to every Trump agenda. He even organized protest events. Soros ordered the Open Society Foundation to fund, staff, and organize a protest to show Trump how much the world hated him. This protest was for women’s rights and occurred a day after Trump’s inauguration. The female protesters wore pink hats and created somewhat of a spectacle.
Soros heavily donates to many different liberal causes. He has supported numerous liberal Super Pacs such as Planned Parenthood, Immigrant Voters Win, and American Bridge to the 21st Century. American Bridge to the 21st century looks up facts and information about Republican Party candidates, to ensure the truthfulness, or lack thereof, in their statements. For more click here.
Soros has gone on to use the Open Society Foundation to aid fledgling democracies around the globe. He uses his vast nonprofit to instill Democratic values in the hearts of the people and teach them how to advocate for civil rights.