The impressive financial and investment expert George Soros is seen by many within liberal political circles around the world as one of the leading lights for advancing the cause of candidates, political parties, and causes with a left leaning viewpoint of the world. Born in Hungary in 1930, it is easy to see how living under a succession of oppressive regimes led to George Soros taking up his liberal viewpoint that is now seen as one of the most important in global politics; Politico reports George Soros survived the Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Hungary during World War II by hiding his identity and Jewish background with forged papers sourced by his father. Following the end of the Second World War, Hungary fell under Communist rule and the oppression seen each day by the young George Soros led to him choosing to embark on a journey to London as a refugee where he would start his career in finance. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
According to Forbes, George Soros has made his career a success by taking a number of financial risks on the way to developing a personal fortune estimated to have reached more than $25 billion by April 2017. Soros came to prominence on a global scale in 1992 when he played a major role in the devaluation of the British Pound on a single day that saw the graduate of the London School of Economics make a reported $1 billion profit off the gamble on the weakening U.K. currency. The huge personal fortune George Soros has created through his own Soros Fund Management company has allowed him to explore some of the top ways of backing the causes he feels are most important in the world, including making a major impact on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and the days following the election of Republican President Donald Trump. Visit bigthink.com to know more about George Soros.
Top aides and advisors to George Soros have reported through Politico the fact he has rarely seems as interested in politics and playing a major role in liberal causes as he has over the last few years as the Administration of President Obama drew to a close. Among the donations made by Soros over the course of the 2016 election cycle was more than $25 million provided to the campaign and support groups of Hillary Clinton; Soros also backed a number of local candidates for local criminal justice positions as he feels the lack of equality and minority representation is having a damaging effect on the system across the U.S. Since the victory of President Trump the leadership of the Democratic Party has looked to George Soros to lead it through the many different choices the political party must take as they seek to reestablish a foothold in politics and fight the rise of Donald Trump’s right wing policies.