George Soro’s earliest brush with controversy began at the start of the 90s when he shorted the British pound and earned billions of dollars in return. Speculations concluded that he was on a mission to reduce the currency’s value. Ten years later, he made a similar move with the Malaysian currency during the Asian Financial Crisis. Consequentially, the nation’s president accused him of intentionally devaluing the currency by 15 percent. Most recently, the Hungarian president threatened to shut down a fully operational university in the country, citing his dislike for Soros as the reason. The president explained that George has an end goal to devalue the Euro and control the global economy. Over the years, the generous donor and outspoken liberalist has been the target of politics’ observers who first questioned his motive in funding groups when he supported the failed attempt to defeat the reelection of President Bush in 2004. The philanthropist’s spokesman, Micheal Vachon, revealed that the biggest rally against Soros was when he publicly opposed the march to war in Iraq. George had a hand in the campaign against the election of Donald Trump into the presidential office. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.
On the flipside, George Soros contributions have no secrets of conspiracies aimed at destroying the world. Uscinski explained that any story that contains a villain would be a wildfire that people love in society. George’s Open Society Foundation has made open donations to organizations around the world long before Soros’ involvement in political reforms. To date, the foundation’s contributions amount to $1.6 billion to movements in Eastern Europe. United States-based organizations have been the recipient of more than $1.5 billion. What most conspiracy theory perpetrators do not realize is that George is one of the handfuls of billionaires in the United States who donate to political movements. David Koch and his brother Charles support the Republican Party with massive amounts of funds despite their absence in the limelight that shines on Soros.
George Soros’ misunderstood love for humanity stems from his personal experiences of growing up in a Nazi-ridden community in Hungary. He had a fist hand experience in the Holocaust but managed to survive with his family with fake papers acquired by his father. In 1947, George left his hometown Budapest to pursue a degree in economics at a London institution of business. He put himself through school working odd day and night jobs and finally left Europe to begin a career in Wall Street. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Over the years, Soro’s contributions backing victims of the South African apartheid, helping the publication of banned materials in the Communist Eastern Bloc in the 80s and supporting cultural exchanges between the West and Eastern Europe. Currently, he makes donations to courses in education, liberalism, and peace in the United States, Asia, Europe and Africa. Some of them including supporting gay rights in America and the legalization of Marijuana, a proven medical healing.