In the American political world there is a defining factor that divides the right and left wing of the political spectrum. On the right you have the billionaire Koch Brothers and their horde of minions willing to put up as much money as needed to win an election. On the left, you have precious few people with money willing to step up and fight for the common man. The 2016 election campaign saw one man return from the shadows in order to lead the charge against Donald Trump — George Soros. Soros is a billionaire hedge fund investor who has been stumping for progressive change his entire life. This election campaign was another chance for him to step up for what he believes in.Combing through FEC records you will find out that George Soros jumped into the election campaign at full steam. His return was largely triggered by the meteoric rise of the hateful and divisive Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President.
Soros would leap in with both feet and donate nearly $25 million total throughout the campaign. Soros’ return to politics allowed Clinton and many other progressives to actually keep up with their Republican counterparts. FEC records show that Soros donated heavily to political action committees for causes he believes in, including immigrant voting rights. Of course, the vast majority of donations found their way to Clinton in her ramped up efforts to take out the monolith that Donald Trump became.Having George Soros back in the political fold is an event that cannot be undersold. George Soros has been one of the foremost philanthropists and progressive voices in the world over the past fifty years.Through his charitable company, the Open Society Foundations, Soros has donated nearly $12 billion to causes all around the world.
His focus is largely centered on bringing rights, social justice, transparent government, and democracy to people who are in need. You can look at the slew of places that the Open Society Foundation has impacted to see just what George Soros is willing to stand up and fight for.Of course, George Soros wouldn’t be politically active the way he is today without the past that brought him to this point. Though George Soros lives in New York City he was born and raised in Hungary until the Nazi occupation rolled in, in 1944. Over the next year nearly half of a million Hungarian Jews would be pulled from their homes and murdered in the name of hateful nationalism. To say that Soros took these events to heart would be underselling the point by quite a bit. So, Soros now fights tooth and nail to keep the power with the people, fighting against zealot nationalists like Donald Trump along the way.