George Soros has spent a lifetime as a leading funder for Democratic politics and a constant proverbial boogeyman for Republicans. Born in Hungry, he later fled the country and put himself through the London School of Economics with his wages from working as a railway porter and a waiter. The 85-year-old philanthropist has called New York his home for decades. After getting his start in finance at a merchant bank he has been working as a finical trader, where he has amassed an estimated $24.9 billion fortune through high-risk currency trades over the years. With this fortune, George Soros has dedicated himself to furthering the causes he feels strongly about, both including Democratic Party causes and beyond to liberal causes in general. He has always been politically active.
However, with the recent election and the events leading up to it, he has become more active in politics than he had been in quite some time. Politico notes that Soros had donated $7 million to a super PAC supporting Clinton called Priorities USA Action, according to FEC filings. This would make it the biggest recipient of his political assistance that cycle.In addition to this, Soros is also an advent supporter of the group End Citizens United, a group dedicated to reforming the elections and the disastrous ruling that idea that “corporations are people”
That allows unlimited contributions from corporations for special interest groups. He gifted the group a $5,000 check last election cycle, the maximum he could legally give to that group.On top of all of his political donations, George Soros also gives heavily to other causes. He is the owner and donator of his own international foundations. These foundations have donated more than $13 billion over the past 30 years to nonprofits that work to defend human rights, as well as foundations that help reform the democratic development in Eastern Europe and assist in getting access to healthcare and education in the U.S. and all across the globe.