At the ripe age of eighty-six, George Soros is once again at the forefront of the revolution against the economic and ideological trials currently being faced by America. He is among the many investors who have surfaced as a leading investor for the Democratic Party during the 2016 Presidential elections.
Soros is no stranger to investing large sums of money into political parties. In 2004, George Soros allegedly spent a whopping $27 million in light of the efforts of trying to defeat later elected President George W. Bush.
One of his other endeavors has Soros investing a total of two million USD to a group in Arizona that is currently working towards defeating Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff who has been charged with several offenses on Time, some of which revolve around allegations of misuse of power, unlawful enforcement of laws dealing with immigrants and violations of election law. Their efforts have now paid off, since, as of January 7th, 2017, Arpaio will no longer be serving as the Maricopa County Sheriff at http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros. His position will be taken over by Paul Penzone, a Democrat member, who with the help of Soros was able to secure the position as the Sheriff of Maricopa County.
In 2016, George Soros was a major contributor towards supporting the Democratic Party. He donated a total of $25million towards Hillary Clinton and other candidates to boost them and help the Democratic Party win the elections. In addition, he also donated towards numerous causes supported by the Democratic Party.
A native from Hungary, Soros attended university at the London School of Economics. He rounded up a fortune of an estimated $24 billion, which he earned through numerous risky currency trades on Biography.
Even though reports suggested that Soros decided to refrain from making any huge political investments after 2004, he decided to invest immensely in the party in 2016, owing to his boundless faith in a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
One of the few other reasons for Soros’ comeback into the political scene would be for the genuine concern of the American future owing to the Democratic Party’s opposition Donald Trump. The immense dedication and engagement in the elections this year mainly dealt with the values and causes that Soros believed in and supported, which the opposition strongly suggested it was against.
The struggles he had faced throughout his life under the pro-Nazi Hungarian Regime before he escaped to London and eventually America, have led him to firmly stand by the values that he believes in. He is an avid supporter of various organizations and movements such as Black Lives Matter. Owing to the recent win of Donald Trump, Soros plans to stand to lead the movement against the newly elected president with an effort to oppose to his reign on the White House.
When Soros isn’t on the forefront of American political movements, he spends his valuable time in Europe closely monitoring the market situations, through his vast network of the Open Society Foundation, which presently is operational in more than a hundred companies worldwide.