What would you give to if you had the extra money to donate? Money is a large part of the way we live and what we do with it can show what is close to our hearts. Giving money to a cause shows true dedication as to what we want to change. That is why I find the donations of large amounts by the DeVos family, gives us a sneak peak of what they are really like.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have poured funds into many different charities and other organizations. It seems that most of their giving ties back into the fundamental basic of education. Whether it be going towards reforming our school systems, general education, or a more aesthetic based education, the DeVos family is more than generous. This is huge! This type of giving changes lives and opens opportunities for so many children and even adults. Education holds a lot of power. Dick DeVos and his family are pouring into others and giving them one of the most important things possible.
Some are skeptical about the DeVos charitable acts due to their political views and roles, but this is bigger than politics. They are giving back to the community on many levels. They are pouring their funds into educational purposes and human resources. They’re not paying to change minds, they gifting to give minds a chance to flourish and grow. They want what is best for this country’s educational system and the education of us individually.
Dick DeVos and his family are very successful. After working his way to presidency in a large company, Dick continued to work hard. With his strong work ethics and commitment, the company thrived, bringing in a large pay as well. With this success, the DeVos family did not just spoil themselves with material riches. The family decided to give something a lot less tangible and a lot more purposeful back to the community. With giving hearts, this family is feeding the minds of many. An education can change the coarse of a life, and they are hoping that is what their funds are doing.
For most of the last 100 years, the United States has become infamous as the country that incarcerates more of its population than any other place on earth. With just 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has over 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population. At any given time, over 10 million Americans are in some stage of the criminal justice system. This system has long disproportionately affected minorities and the poor. Many activists have sought to reform the system for a very long time. However, it has proven to be extremely difficult to make any headway into real criminal justice reform in the United States. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.
This difficulty of reformation has a number of entrenched root causes. For one, the prison industrial complex and the associated mass incarceration form a multi-billion-dollar industry that many vested interests have absolutely no intention of letting go of. The for-profit prison industry alone is worth multiple billions of dollars per year, with many public companies involved. But there are many other aspects of the prison industrial complex that are also equally lucrative. Just some of these include the prison food industry, the prison communications industry and the prison transportation industry. All of these produce billions of dollars each year in profits.
But one man, George Soros, has resolved to finally begin to make real changes to the U.S. criminal justice system. Soros is no ordinary reformation activist. With over $25 billion to his name, Soros is one of the most effective philanthropists currently operating in the world today. Through his charitable foundation The Open Society Foundations, Soros has donated over $15 billion over the course of his career. He has toppled governments and the ex-Soviet Union countries and has gotten dozens of officials elected in the United States on progressive and social justice tickets.
Now, George Soros is taking some of his expertise in philanthropic activities and focusing them on finally making real changes to the U.S. criminal justice system. He plans on doing this by infusing the campaigns of local progressive candidates for sheriff, judges and prosecutors with millions of dollars in cash, giving them the cash that they need to unseat their hardline conservative opponents. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.
This tactic has already borne impressive fruits. From Florida to Phoenix, Arizona, Soros has racked up victory after victory. Replacing obstinate conservative opponents with fresh and progressive-minded visionaries who are dedicated to the rectification of the stark disparities that exist between whites and minorities in both charging and sentencing.
Following strategies such as this, Soros has put his opponents on notice that he is serious about taking a blowtorch to the entire edifice of the U.S. justice system, finally giving hope to those traditionally oppressed peoples who have long suffered under the jackboot of the U.S. police state.
During the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign George Soros spent a large amount of his own time and money backing the campaign of Hillary Clinton for The White House; Politico reports Clinton and Soros have a political relationship that has lasted more than 25 years and has seen the pair go through periods of closeness and political distance growing between the pair. Aides and friends of George Soros revealed the former refugee has rarely been as politically motivated than he has in the last few years; before 2015 George Soros had appeared to have taken a step back from his role as a business leader and political donor for Democrat’s in the U.S., but has now returned to donating and engaging with politicians and other donors across the U.S. Learn more on snopes.com about George.
Much of the philanthropic work of George Soros has been located in the political world of the U.S. as Soros believes the U.S. Constitution needs to be fought for on behalf of those who are struggling to protect their own rights. George Soros has built a fortune of $25.2 billion according to Forbes as one of the most successful hedge fund managers in history and has donated a further $12 billion to his own Open Society Foundations and other major charitable and political groups; unlike most Wall Street experts Soros was not given an easy ride through to his financial success on the financial markets, which was hard won after being affected by both the World War II Holocaust and living under the rule of Communist dictator Joseph Stalin. Born in Hungary in 1930, Soros survived the oppression of Jews in Hungary under both Nazi and Communist rule before embarking on his own refugee journey that took him from Hungary to London and later New York.
Read his profile at Forbes.
The plight of refugees around the world remains a priority for George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, which he has backed with billions of dollars to aid the ease of movement across Europe to other areas of the world. Soros went so far as to miss the nomination of his friend Hillary Clinton as Presidential candidate for the Democrat’s during the Democratic National Convention of 2016. The major reason provided by George Soros for missing what would have been his first Democratic Convention was the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe he believes is being orchestrated by Russia within Syria; the man who has fought for the rights of women across the planet also believes the political model of free movement in the European Union should be reflected across the world to protect the most vulnerable in the world. In stepping out as a critic of President Donald Trump, George Soros has shown he is willing to fight for the rights of people around the planet no matter who he has to battle along the way.
Learn more: http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/why-does-the-right-hate-george-soros
Anthony Petrello is the Chairman of an oil drilling technology company that contracts drilling services and is always developing new drilling and oil well patents. The company is Nabors Industries which has both the largest land-based fleet equipment and offshore operations and have designed an intricate software and automation system.
Petrello leads the overall planning and financing for Nabors and also works to maintain solid relationships with company stockholders. Petrello has earned quite a compensation for his work with a base salary worth $1.58 million and bonuses worth $7.72 million. His total net worth is about $27.5 million.
Anthony Petrello looked at a career as a mathematician prior to going into law and then oil drilling technology. He loved solving math problems as a young man and majored in advanced mathematics while studying at Yale University. Petrello earned both a bachelor’s and master’s in the field but had a change of heart not long after. He went to Harvard law school where he got his J.D. and started a career at Baker & McKenzie law firm in New York, later becoming a partner at the firm. His knowledge of corporate taxes and international laws made him attractive to Nabors Industries which subsequently hired him as Chief Operating Officer after he left Baker & McKenzie in 1991.
Anthony Petrello also has a young daughter named Carena who he and his wife Cynthia Petrello love very dearly. She was born with cerebral palsy and the Petrellos explored treatment options but were told none existed. Determined to help young children born with the disorder, the Petrellos joined the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and gave $7 million to invest in medical technology and advanced studies in the field. Anthony Petrello is hopeful about the experts who’ve joined the institute one day being able to find cures for CP and other disorders.