George Soros is a man who proves that even the wealthy people have big hearts. The eighty-seven-year-old is an American citizen who traces his roots back to Hungary, and George involvement in almost all areas make him an individual who is well known not only in America but also the world at large. His name is a common sight on political headlines thanks to his contributions against Donald Trump and his team and also is a well-known businessman who has his name tied with preeminent business giants. According to the New York Times, George Soros also owns a long string of businesses in almost all areas of the manufacturing sector to the economy. Nonetheless, it is his philanthropic character which makes him even more known. For instance, according to a recent publication made by Forbes, George Soros recently made an eighteen billion dollar donation to the Open Society Foundation which is a charity organization which he started a few years ago to help him reach parts of the world which he cannot be able to reach on his own. Many people who know him questioned his sanity because the donation took up more than half of his fortune. Also, it made him flop from the being the twentieth richest man in the world of the Forbes list of the world’s most affluent people to being the 59th. Not many people are willing to make such a sacrifice, and according to a news article by the New York Times, some people even went to the extent of claiming he did not make a move out of goodwill instead he did so because it would help him escape taxes. Either way, 90% of us know that Soros did so out of sheer goodwill because he is not a new in the world of philanthropy. We have seen him donate billions to charity and today his charitable donations stand at more than 32 billion dollars.
Soros has helped to positively impact the lives of people who hail from humble backgrounds in all parts of the world. For example, in an interview, Laura Silber who is the chief communication officer of the Open society Foundation Soros has been the driving force behind most of the foundation’s activities. He also went ahead to say that the 18 billion donations will help in making the world a better place for more people who live in apt poverty. According to the Open society website, George Soros has helped more people get justice and equal opportunities with regards to education, job opportunities and access to high-quality health care. However, having his origin from a poor background, we can see why Soros wants to help people so much. For instance being of Jewish descent, Soros had to work hard to survive the Nazi government and also had to work two times extra to get through school. He worked as a railway porter and as a waiter so he could get through college and even equally hard to get through university. Having gone through all these struggles of George Soros doesn’t want others to go through that, and maybe that is why he is always on the front line of donating to charity.