The leading financial expert and philanthropist, George Soros, has recently made a major return to his work in almost every aspect of his life. Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros is reported to have decided the position the world finds itself in at the moment is of increasing importance for those who have the opportunity to stand up for the rights of others across the globe; Discover the Networks reports George Soros believes he has been given an opportunity to use the personal fortune of more than $25 billion he has built to help those who are not being awarded the human rights and freedoms he feels should be open to all people, regardless of their race, religion, or political beliefs.
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George Soros has returned to the political arena of U.S. politics for the first time in more than a decade in 2015 as he felt the rise of the right wing elements that have made major inroads into the work of the Republican Party were putting global security at threat. Soros himself has always looked to protect the human rights of others after living through the Nazi occupation of his home nation of Hungary during World War II. The Soros family survived the Holocaust through the quick and forward thinking of George’s father, who changed the family name to Soros in the 1930s after identifying the rising problem of far right Nazi groups across Europe. The major political work completed by George Soros has been completed during periods when the hedge fund billionaire believes right wing political groups are making inroads against the democracy the former refugee holds so dear; the notoriety George Soros has achieved within right wing political groups is largely built on the fact he attempted to help win the 2004 election with Democrat John Kerry after stating his belief incumbent President George W. Bush was promoting a level of far right militarism out of step with the views of the rest of the world. Read his profile at Business Insider.
The liberal left leaning views of George Soros have largely been formed through the difficult events the young Soros lived through in his native Hungary. Not only did the Soros family live through the Holocaust that claimed the lives of 500,000 Hungarian Jews, but he also found himself, his family, and nation abandoned to the Soviet Union following the end of hostilities during World War II; in a bid to escape the harsh regime of Stalin’s Communist government Soros became a refugee in 1947 and traveled to London to begin his studies. The period of life of George Soros as a refugee has informed the work he completes as a philanthropist working in many different areas of the world to protect the rights of refugees and the displaced across the world in the 21st century. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.