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On 17th October 2017, the Open Society Foundation revealed one of the largest world donations that have ever been received from a private donor to a particular foundation. This was George Soros’s generous donation of $18 billion. According to a Forbes tally released on Tuesday, this amount is approximately 80% of his net worth which is $23 billion.
Open Society Foundation was founded in 1979 by George Soros in a bid to promote human rights democratic policies in over 120 countries. Over the years, it has steadily grown to become the second largest charity foundation after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This is in accordance to a news release by New York Times on the 17th of October, 2017. Through the Open Society Foundation, he has been able to start up programs that protect and support homosexuals in the United States, reduce police brutality, fund Ebola treatments, aid Africa’s economic development, reform policies that affect the minority groups and also facilitate education programs.
His past inspired his passion and zeal for helping the minority groups and being philanthropic in other ways. Having grown up in a humble background in Hungary at a time that it was occupied by the Nazi who used the Communist rule, he became very passionate about democracy. He was, however, lucky to get to London in 1947 and acquired a good education from the London School of Economics, then to the United States in 1956 where he became successful and started the Soros Fund Management Firm in the years 1973. It is through the wealth he obtained from his fund management fund that he began engaging in funding efforts that were channeled towards the promotion of democracy advocacy of human rights. It is because of his past that, he came out strongly to support and fund the Democrats during the last election when Mrs. Clinton was vying for the presidency.
Mr. Soros went against all the odds in 1984 and set up the very first non-US foundation in his hometown, Hungary. The foundation focused mainly on curbing ignorance at all levels by distributing photocopying machines to civil society groups, libraries, and universities in a bid to promote the free flow of information. He is a strong believer in the slogan; ‘Knowledge is Power’ and as such used knowledge to weaken the authoritarian regime while on the other hand, empowering people towards fighting for democracy. He also viciously supported organizations that were engaging in democratic politics both in the United States and abroad.
In addition to all that, George Soros was at the forefront to support those affected by the Yugoslavia wars on the mid-‘90s. He donated hundreds of millions of dollars towards the relief efforts. During apartheid, his efforts were also evident when he funded black students to get access to university education in Cape Town. He still focuses on educating the disadvantaged minorities in the society to date and more information click here.
George Soros has proven to stand a firm ground when it comes to matters of democracy and advocacy of the minority rights. His efforts and ideals will always have a special place in history and follow him Twitter.com.
If you have found yourself thinking about the life of the very well know Thor Halvorssen, read this article. Thor is an activist for the human rights movement. His name is a very fitting name for someone who cares as much as he does for the lives of people around the world. The name Thor is also the name of the Norse Odin’s son, who was known for his love the humans on planet Earth. Thor was born in 1976 on the 9th day of March to his parents Hilda and Thor. He also produces films as well.
Through his many efforts to improve the lives of those around him, Thor has made many contributions to many areas that directly benefit the public. These efforts include advocating for those in need, helping to reform public policies and ensure that people have fundamental civil liberties also as working towards the establishment of a fair and equal democratic process. One of Thor’s biggest accomplishments is the establishment of the OFF, a gathering of like-minded individuals that has come to be regarded as one of the largest human rights events in the the world. Halvorssen is also president to the very well-known HRF, an organization focuses on our rights as humans and freedom on a global scale.
Halvorssen is also a well known participant in the CPM as well as an organization called OOF. He has also founded the MPI and also has purchased a magazine which has to do with the Norwegian media.
Halvorssen is currently in the production phase of a new film with his colleague Bryan Singer. The film is Halvorssen’s version of a film originally produced by Robert Heinlein. Halvorssen’s repertoire of talents was honed while attending the UOP. Many of those who have come to know him consider Halvorssen to be creative, multi-talented and capable of causing positive change on a global level.
Those who know Halvorssen the best have grown to consider him a friend. He has made a huge impact in the world through his activism and his efforts to ensure that everybody, no matter where they come from, have the resources they need to achieve lasting success and create a meaningful life for themselves. As an activist for human rights, Thor Halvorssen focuses much of his energy doing amazing things for those who need help. All things considered he is doing a lot to help the world out.