It is often said those who look into a nation from the outside have the clearest view of how life is being lived, and this can certainly be said about the work completed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. The business leader who founded the Open Society Foundations network of charitable groups and the Soros Fund Management brand that handles the investments of the 86 year old Hungarian born U.S. citizen and his clients has recently been revealed by The Washington Times to be the main financial backer of the Ferguson protests that lasted from the Summer of 2014 until the late Fall of the same year; George Soros is estimated to have funded groups attending and organizing the Ferguson protests over the shooting of unarmed African American male Michael Brown to the tune of some $33 million. Read his profile at Forbes.
Although this is technically true, George Soros did not fund the groups involved in Ferguson to simply attend the protests, instead, he provided annual funding to a number of civil rights based groups in the U.S. who remain integral to the advancement of the human rights of African Americans and other minority groups. A personal fortune of over $25 billion has led to George Soros backing the work of the Open Society Foundations with over $12 billion over the life of the charitable networks. Initially focused on bringing about change in Cold War Eastern Europe, the work of the Open Society Foundations has turned towards North America since the fall of the Berlin Wall as George Soros continues the fight to protect the human rights of U.S. citizens within minority groups.
The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros has been integral to many of the most important fights within the global society he supports in the 21ts century, including his backing of the developing medical marijuana movement in the U.S. and the continuing fight to protect same sex marriage rights. Much of the work completed by George Soros in the U.S. is based on the open society theory developed by philosopher Karl Popper, a former mentor and teacher of Soros at the London School of Economics. Popper’s theory stated the U.S. Constitution is a fluid document that can be interpreted in different ways by those reading it and should be protected by liberals, such as George Soros. Even after becoming an octogenarian, George Soros remains a major figure in the civil rights groups fighting for minority rights in areas such as Ferguson and remains an active participant in the daily workings of his own hedge fund management company, the Open Society Foundations, and U.S. politics where his criticism of President Donald Trump has seen him, once again become a leader within the Democratic Party. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.