Many people have been left with an image of George Soros that depicts the New York based Hungarian born hedge fund investor as only looking out for himself in the U.S. political scene, but Soros himself has been pushing forward his philanthropic support for a network of charitable programs through his own Open Society Foundations. After deciding to sit out the majority of the U.S. Presidential elections of the 21st century, George Soros has made a major return to political giving in 2016 in support of his long time political friend Hillary Clinton as she sought to become the first female President of the United States. Soros has never shied away from pushing forward the rights of women across the U.S. to take up top roles in both business and politics; Soros has done far more than simply discuss the idea of equal pay and roles for women, appointing top female financial specialist Dawn Fitzpatrick as the Chief Investment Officer of his own Soros Fund Management brand.
George Soros decided to make the decision to back the campaign of Hillary Clinton with around $25 million in political donations provided to the campaign of the former First Lady and the Super PAC’s that supported the candidacy of the democrat after becoming disillusioned with the Presidency of Barrack Obama. Despite originally backing the election of President Obama, Soros quickly stated his regret at ignoring the candidacy of Clinton in 2008 following the watering down of the left leaning agenda of the Obama Administration; in the buildup to the 2016 election that was eventually won by President Donald Trump, George Soros was given unlimited access to Hillary Clinton in an attempt to make sure the pair were on the same page in terms of the agenda the Democrat would seek in the future. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Unlike many other wealthy donors who are only concerned with how a political candidate can aid their own work or career the work of George Soros is often focused on the human rights of people in all areas of the world. During the 2016 election campaign season the eyes of the world fell on the plight of Syrian refugees attempting to make their way across the European Union to find safety; Politico reports former refugee George Soros was so concerned about the possibility of the refugee crisis worsening the octogenarian decided to miss his first ever Democratic National Convention where Hillary Clinton was being handed the Presidential nomination of her party. George Soros has been calling on the U.S. and European Union to allow almost unlimited migration for refugees who are seeking to find safety from the problems they have faced from what George Soros describes as the Russian escalation of the conflict in the Syrian civil war.
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