George Soros was born in Hungary at a place known as Budapest. George’s father was a renowned lawyer while his mother had a shop where she sold silk material. Soros studied at the London School of economics in 1947. George obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1951 and proceeded in 1954 to get his masters degree in the same field. This is after he moved to England. Soros was awarded forty dollars by the Quaker charity for good services. Soros had worked as a porter and a waiter for a railway organization.
George Soros was involved in the political affairs where he donated 23 million dollars to various groups that sought to defeat the then President Bush. The Democracy Alliance also benefited from George Soros donations. The funds enabled the organization to develop the infrastructure in the American region. George also donated 35 million dollars to the New York state. The money would benefit children between 3 and 17 years. Underprivileged children benefited where there was no discrimination and each child received 200 dollars as long as their parents had benefit cards.
The Center for American Progress is also a beneficiary of George Soros activities. This has been manifested through the Open Society initiative. George Soros has been philanthropic in many ways for instance; he aided black students in South Africa access University education during the apartheid period. The post- soviet states have benefited from his funding where he has ensured that there is democratization in the states that is none violent.
George Soros has donated 100 million dollars to the Universities in Russia. This was to enable easy access to the internet to the institutions. Africa has benefited from his philanthropic activities in that 100 million dollars have been donated to the planet. This is to reduce the level of poverty in the continent through enhancing of various economic projects.
The Universities and the scientists in the Eastern and central Europe have benefited from most of the projects initiated by Soros. The Transparency International and the civilians who had been under siege received their donations from George Soros. George Soros later transferred 18 billion dollars to Open Society. Soros also donated some of his funds to Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.
The Open Society is the second largest philanthropic group after the Bill and Melinda Gates organization. The solidarity movement in Poland was supported by the Open Society. Programs that involve democratic activities in Georgia have been supported by the Open Society Foundation. The Soros foundation that is based on Georgia controls 2.5 million dollars with fifty members of staff for the organization.
The Open Society has also established another group in Africa that is based in Zimbabwe. The organization has been vocal in enhancing changes in the regime. This has been achieved through the democratic activities that the group engages.