A Brief on Who George Soros is

George Soros is a shrewd businessman and is famously known for his Soros Fund Management. Besides, he also has an influence on American politics and is one of the most active philanthropists in the world.

Though an American citizen, George Soros was born is Hungary and was given the names Gyorgy Swartz, but later changed his names to George Soros when he migrated to England. His career in finance began in London after joining the London School of Economics where he was a student of Karl Popper. Immediately after finishing his undergraduate studies, George Soros moved to New York in 1956 where he began his career in finance. His first employment in New York was as an arbitrage trader on opensocietyfoundations.org for a firm called F.M. Mayer where he worked for three years. He then moved to Wertheim & Co where he worked as a financial analyst. He worked there till 1963. After leaving Wertheim & Co at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267, he moved to Arnhold and S Bleichroeder where he held the position of vice-president for ten years.

He did not get satisfied working for other people, and that is why he quit employment to start his firm, Soros Fund Management, which has grown to become one of the world’s best and most profitable hedge fund companies. Apart from the Soros Fund Management, George Soros also founded the Open Society Foundation whose objectives are to promote political causes, economics, and social reforms. Other initiatives that the foundation supports are in the area of the rule of law, education, and independent media.

George Soros is also known for his philanthropic gestures. He carried out his first philanthropy activity in 1979, but this was just a small one. It is only five years later that he launched a philanthropic organization. He named the organization Open Society Foundation, a name that he borrowed from a concept that was advanced by Karl Popper. The concept is to help build democracies that are vibrant and tolerant and whose governments could be held responsible to the people they serve. The amount of money that he disseminated for philanthropic causes was not much until in 1987 when he opened his Moscow office when he spent about $3 million. By the year 1992, he had spent more than $300 million. By 1992, he had established several foundations mostly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. And because of this, many political figures became interested in him. Today, George Soros Open Society Foundation is present in more than 70 countries.

George Soros is an ardent supporter of politics that is progressive and liberal on Forbes. He has given several donations for various political causes, and one of the notable ones is the Democrats support in 2004 elections. He contributed 20 million US dollars to America Coming Together and $3 million to the Center for America Progress.

He has written several books on finance and political issues that include ‘Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism’ published in 2001 and ‘The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror’ published in 2006.

Dick DeVos Drives The Charitable Giving Of The Michigan Based Family

The charitable giving of many U.S. based philanthropists is largely a closely guarded secret that is rarely revealed by those who are giving the largest amounts to the public. Rich DeVos of the AmWay Group has always been known as one of the world’s most compassionate business leaders because of his charitable giving, but his son Dick has now joined him as one of the most respected and important charitable figures in the world; now ranked 20th on the Forbes Top 50 list of philanthropists in the U.S. the DeVos family have finally revealed the full extent of their charitable giving.

Dick DeVos made his way to the board of the AmWay Group founded by his father Rich in 1984 after spending the previous decade working in various parts of the AmWay Group to gain an overview of the company as a whole. Leading the foreign investment arm of the company proved Dick DeVos was the man to take over as CEO in the 1990s. DeVos oversaw a prolonged period of growth for the company that included the foreign portions of the company’s revenue tripling over the time he was in charge.

The DeVos family are often most associated with their political activities aimed at conservative groups within the U.S. and the close links the family have with a number of educational groups; however, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has been working in many other areas of the philanthropic world of Michigan and the U.S. as a whole. Over the course of recent years a number of arts programs in Western Michigan have benefited from the support of Dick and Betsy Devos. Some of the largest donations made by Dick Devos have also provided support for the Kennedy Center for the Arts, which went as far as to name an arts management institute on its site after the supporter of free market economics.