George Soros is one of the most important figures in the investment world because of the more than $24 billion personal fortune he has amassed over the course of his career. Soros is also well known as a political donor and campaigner who looks to bring educational opportunities to people living in closed societies around the world; in the U.S. the Hungarian born financial specialist is perhaps best known as one of the most prominent donors to the Democratic party during major election cycles.
In recent years, George Soros has scaled back his political giving after feeling his decision to back President Barrack Obama in 2008 was a mistake; aides for 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, who also ran in 2008, have reported Soros has made clear his unhappiness at backing the President over the former First Lady. Soros is reported to have provided around $27 million in donations during the 2004 campaign season, and looks set to surpass that with around $25 million already given to the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Super PAC’s supporting her.
George Soros has also faced many attacks from conservative groups because of his role with the Democracy Alliance, a group created in 2005 to make sure major political donors for the Democratic party were working towards the same goals. Soros has overcome a large number of difficulties in his life and made an amazing refugee journey from Nazi occupied Hungary to London to complete his education, and later continued on to New York to begin his career as a hedge fund manager on Twitter. The investor credited with profiting to the tune of $1 billion from the devaluation of the British economy during 1992 has recently been looking to increase his global giving with a reported $13 billion donated to not for profit organizations around the planet.
Although his political motivations of George Soros in 2016 revolve around the election of Hillary Clinton as the U.S. President the investment specialist is also warning of future problems if voters believe the rhetoric of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Soros has written columns about the issue of terrorism facing the world in the 21st century, including his belief former Secretary of State Clinton is the best equipped to deal with future global terrorism problems on nytimes.com. George Soros has already discussed his belief the leaders of the European Union will play an important role in the future of the planet as they tackle the issue of refugees flooding into the continent, which has included his belief U.S. leaders of the future will have to work effectively with their counterparts in Germany, France, Poland, and other important areas of Europe.