George Soros is Hungarian born American business magnate. He is one of the richest people on Earth with estimated assets worth $25 billion. He is a liberal individual who is aiming to bring a social change through funding groups which are active in the Ferguson protests.
In 2015, George Soros donated $33 million to protest groups in Ferguson, after a black man was shot and killed in cold blood by the policeman working for the Ferguson Police Department. George Soros is a very influential person in American politics as his huge network of non-profit organizations mobilize the masses to influence American policy makers.
Mr. Soros began funding the protest campaigns ever since the shooting took place, which forced the local government to introduce a city-wide curfew to curb the protests. He is seen as a hero to civil rights activists who thanked him for funding their group’s activities. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
Thanks to George Soros, groups like BlackLivesMatter gained traction in social media and became a massive success. Without his timely donations, the groups could not have mobilized efficiently during the protests.
Colorlines is a news portal based on the web that spotlights on race issues and is distributed by Race Forward, an organization that got $200,000 from Mr. Soros’ establishment in 2011. Colorlines has distributed vigorously on the activities in Ferguson and intensely advanced the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
During the American Presidential election of 2016, George Soros also heavily funded the Hilary Clinton campaign to fight back against the populist agendas of Donald Trump. Many liberal businessmen such as George Soros saw Donald Trump as a threat to their values and Hilary Clinton as the savior of the American economy on international diplomacy.
Despite the heavy funding campaign orchestrated by George Soros, Hilary Clinton failed to the win the American Presidential election as Donald Trump won largely thanks to the votes of the working-class whites in America. His campaign rhetoric of putting America first before anyone else spurred nationalistic sentiments among majority of the voters. Visit his profile on Twitter.
His donations have regularly centered around the individuals who confront discrimination and prejudice only for their identity. He has bolstered people who have been pushed to the edges of mainstream society, for example, sex workers and people of color.
George Soros does not look at this as a defeat, but a chance to rebuild upon his core values and morals. Mr. Soros is a huge philanthropist, having donated more than $12 billion to date in his lifetime. Because of his financing, people and associations over the globe have a chance to battle for the right to free speech and a responsible and an accountable government.