With his name splashed across the media world, just who is this man behind all this abundance of money? Born Gyorgy Schwartz on August 12, 1930 in Hungary, the man we now know as George Soros arose from a historic moment in time to arrive on the Forbes list of richest people in the world today. Growing up in Budapest during the Holocaust, Soros has been recently called out on his teenage years spent under the stress of the Nazis.
As a fourteen year old boy, George Soros played the role of sidekick alongside a man who spent his time gathering the leftover goods of the diminishing Jewish population; however, during this time Soros stated that he did not take any of the property for himself and was simply accompanying the man on his collections. While his family consisted of non-practicing Jews, George Soros eventually immigrated by himself to England where he would study at the London School of Economics. Even with Beck’s touch critique of this wealthy man, there is no doubt how growing up under a Communist dictatorship deeply and tremendously impacted George.
George Soros – The New York Times
Today, this upbringing has been infused throughout his being as evidenced in his monetary donations. As a member of the Democratic party, Soros supported the Presidential campaigns of both John Kerry and Barack Obama. In fact, since Clinton entered office George Soros has been a top contributor with $5,000,000,000 donated to the Democratic National Committee in 2008. This massive contribution ensured Obama’s victory during this campaign.
As a member of the Carlyle Group, which includes former CIA head and President George Bush, Sr., Soros helped invest over $100 million. In 2006, Soros also purchased approximately 2 million shares of Halliburton, a group that became a household name under former Vice President Dick Cheney. Along with his special interest in government, George Soros is likewise involved in several non-government organizations such as ACLU, ACORN, Project on Death in America, La Raza, MoveOn.org, Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, Tides Foundation and many more.
Who really is George Soros? From amateur philosopher to currency speculator and philanthropist, George Soros grew up in a different world than we live in and utilizes this experience as he contributes to many worthy causes across the globe.
Learn more about George Soros: http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/12/glenn-becks-ridiculous-misread