George Soros Knows a Thing or Two About Generosity

It’s not every day you see someone just give away $18 billion dollars for charitable causes. But that is exactly what billionaire philanthropist and champion human rights fighter George Soros did a few months back. The founder of high profile and highly respected civil and human rights group, Open Society Foundations, gave $18 billion dollars for the foundation.

Some may ask “why is Mr. Soros so keen on helping with causes related human rights?” The answer is simple. He himself was a refugee at one time and saw first-hand how humans can treat their fellow humans badly. This happened when his home country of Hungary was overrun by a Nazi invasion. It took the legal smarts of his father to stay one step ahead of them before they packed their bags and moved to England.

After moving to England, he did various jobs, including working as a waiter and porter, and put himself through college. He attended the prestigious London School of Economics and worked in various banking and finance related jobs in England. He moved once again this time to the US and started his own hedge fund company. The company started with $12 million in assets and eventually grew to become a $25 billion company. A lion’s share of this belonged Soros himself.

While working in the hedge fund markets he felt the need to get involved in philanthropy related human rights causes. His venture into this field was in 1979 when he got involved with human rights causes in South Africa. His work there allowed many South African children who were suffering under the discrimination of apartheid get scholarships to attend school. As Communism began to collapse in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he did his share of work in making sure parts of Europe would witness a peaceful transition from Communism to Capitalism.

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The Open Society Foundation is involved in five main areas. They are; rights and justice, education and youth, health, governance, and accountability. The foundation has a presence in over 100 countries on all five continents. As mentioned, Mr. Soros is passionate about education and he has given generously to Central European University, based in his home country of Hungary. Read more at CNN Money.

Ultimately, he is most passionate about fighting human rights abuses and racism. This includes some of the things that happened in his home country, the US. This past election, he was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, because he was alarmed by the outbreak of discrimination and blatant racism that has surfaced during the election campaign as well as what happened afterward.

To date, George Soros has given away close to $32 billion of his personal fortune for philanthropic causes. At 87, he is showing no signs of slowing down as he crisscrosses the globe taking part in meetings, and various events connected with Open Society Foundation. He has also written numerous books and articles related to finance and investing as well as geopolitical matters. Read this story about George at fortune.com.

Eric Pulier: Destined For Greatness

Some people are just born to do great things. Every industry of work has people that stand out amongst the crowd. Information technology is no different as it is loaded with bright, brilliant minds. Technologist Eric Pulier falls under this category, and he has done many amazing things for the industry as well as mankind.

Pulier is one of the most important figures in this field of work. He is also one of the most accomplished. Thanks to his extensive educational background, Pulier is known by many as an author, an entrepreneur, a guest speaker and a philanthropist. You won’t be able to fine too many other individuals with this much clout, but Pulier pulls it off consistency.

As a child, Pulier would always stand out by being so unique. He always seem to have a strong passion for electronics and while in the fourth grade, he programmed his first computer. Taking things apart and putting them back together was how his brilliant mind operated. He also consistently received high test scores for his academics. These high test scores would eventually give him a one-way ticket to Harvard University. While at Harvard, Pulier worked as a student journalist. He was actually the editor of the Harvard Crimson publication as well as a column writer. Though his family thought that he would major in some form of engineering, Pulier decided to take another route by majoring in American & English Literature. In 1988, he graduated magna cum laude and by 1991, he would move to Los Angeles to pursue his career.

Pulier went to work right away and one of his first founded companies, People Doing Things, used some of the most innovative technology to solve issues in education and healthcare. This helped to garner plenty of recognition as this guy would go on to found or co-found up to 15 different companies. As of today, the proud father of four resides in Los Angeles, California, but who knows what Eric Pulier has in store for the future.

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Eric Pulier Makes A Positive Impact On The World

Eric Pulier is known as a brilliant entrepreneur. He is also known for his published works as well as philanthropy.

 

His hard work has made a strong impact on this world. It was in 1984 that Eric Pulier graduated from the Teaneck High School. Then he joined Harvard University and did his Bachelor of Arts in 1988. This was in English and American literature.

 

Since then he has focused on helping those who are economically disadvantaged besides the children who are suffering from chronic illnesses.

 

Eric Pulier is at the forefront of his industry as his work is focusing on technology along with innovation.

 

While studying at Harvard, Eric Pulier was writing a regular column. This was for the Harvard Crimson. He served them as a student journalist. He wrote on several topics which showed his keen insight as well as a sense of humor.

 

It was in 1991 that Eric Pulier moved to Los Angeles after his graduation. This is where he founded People Doing Things. This is a company that offers technological innovations to the healthcare as well as education sectors.

 

In 1994 Eric Pulier founded Digital Evolution. This is an interactive agency. In 1998 this company merged with US Interactive LLC.

 

It was in 1997 that the Presidential Inaugural Committee chose him for completing the exhibit in presidential technology that was displayed in Washington D.C. This was called ‘The Bridge to the 21st Century.’

 

No one can deny the mark made by Eric Pulier in the field of technology. He has funded, founded or co-founded 15 different companies. These include several venture-backed companies. These are SOA Software, besides MediaPlatformm, Desktone as well as US Media Interactive LLC.

 

Eric Pulier has managed to millions of dollars for his companies. He is one of the most eminent technologists in this industry. He has been named as being one of 30 top e-visionaries by VAR Business. This is why he is regularly invited to speak at various technology forums as well as conferences. He serves as the executive director of Enterprise Leadership Council. He has also served on the Clinton Global Initiative.