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.
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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.