The 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign was one of the hardest fought of recent years with much of the fight becoming personal between the candidates; one liberal donor who felt the time had come to step back into the political landscape is George Soros, the Hungarian born hedge fund legend has been an outspoken critic of the rhetoric of President Donald Trump and the rhetoric of many of the Republicans who were fighting for the candidacy of the Republican Party. Politico reports Soros was a major donor to many Democrats and groups who were fighting to drive up the vote that would be important to building a successful campaign for Hillary Clinton and a number of other Democrat’s who were looking to protect and push forward the agenda of outgoing President Barrack Obama.
Among the causes George Soros is known to have supported over the last few decades has been the right for women to work and earn an equal level of pay and recognition in comparison to their male counterparts; Forbes reports Soros not only backed the Presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton to become the first female occupant of the White House, but also employed Dawn Fitzpatrick as the Chief Investment Officer of his Soros Fund Management brand. Not only has George Soros used his own financial success as an investment specialist to provide backing for various causes, he has also developed his own Open Society Foundations from the 1980s onward to create a network of charitable groups who support the liberal causes Soros holds dear to his heart. Over the course of his career, George Soros has donated more than $10 billion to the cause of bringing democracy and human rights to the people of the world, Forbes reports Soros has a personal fortune of $25 billion and his Soros Fund Management Company has more than $30 billion in assets being managed under its name. Read more at Politico about George Soros.
The rise of George Soros has hit high levels of success in the political arena over the last few years after he made the decision to continue backing Democrat’s and individuals who share his view of how the U.S. political system should look in the future. Not only did Soros provide support for Hillary Clinton and the groups supporting her to the tune of $25 million, but he also backed a number of candidates for state and local level candidates in elections for positions including Prosecutor; Politico reveals George Soros has held the view for a number of years that the U.S. criminal justice discriminates on a regular basis against those from minority backgrounds and was assisted in this discrimination by statistics showing most district attorneys and prosecutors are white males over the age of 50. Learn more about this article at washingtontimes.com.