The start of his life
In 1930, George Soros was born to Hungarian parents in Hungary. Having spent most of his early life in the country, he opted to change the location for his undergraduate degree education. Soros went to England to take his degree in Economics. While at England, Soros did not depend on any agency or scholarship to pursue his studies, but he worked tirelessly as a waiter to support his undergraduate education. After completing his education, Soros moved to the United States to start his business. He was a good investor as he had learnt his skills both in Hungary and England before getting to the United States.
The beginning of his entrepreneurial career
After moving to the United States, Soros already had a capital of about $10 million. His prowess in business and the knowledge he had acquired in Economics became his guiding principles in developing his current worth. From his initial capital of $10 million, George Soros has worked to raise his worth to $30 billion as he is currently among the richest people in the world.
The philanthropic work of George Soros
Being a Jew, George Soros knows what it means to be the minority. He was alive during the period that the Nazis were mistreating and killing the Jews who were in Germany. It was during this period that he understood the nature of want and how the poor and the less fortunate feel when they are in need of help. Because of this motivation, George Soros has always ensured that he uses a portion of his wealth to help the people in need. The United States currently major problems with immigration, gender equality, racism and general discrimination. George Soros has spent over $10 billion on the less fortunate especially the immigrants, orphans, people at the rehabilitation centers and several others who are suffering the consequences of discrimination.
George Soros’ principles of philanthropy
Other than supporting specific groups of people and helping them get a good life, Soros has greatly contributed to the quality of education. First, he has supported the less fortunate especially from the African Americans side who may not be in a position to raise their fees. He has equally supported several schools and hospitals especially in the erection of facilities which are beneficial to the community. With all these contributions, George Soros does not just give out money because someone is in need. He neither gives money to organizations nor any groups that have personal interests to be served. Soros has stuck by his principles of giving for the courses in which he believes. He looks at the situations to be sponsored, and he does the right thing according to his will.