It’s easy to tell when a successful businessman actually cares about helping charitable foundations. Usually, these millionaires and billionaires only donate a little bit of their money and maybe even some of their time. George Soros donates a substantial amount of his time as well as $18 billion.
He didn’t donate all $18 billion at once, but he did donate all of it to the same organization: Open Society Foundations. His contributions to human rights and democracy place him in the middle of heated social and political debates and arguments all the time.
He founded Open Society over three decades ago. Although it focuses mainly on human rights, it also helps anyone in need. The organization has bases in over 120 countries, but most of its efforts go toward lifting America from its current dark times. A lot of the programs Open Society supports include LGBT advocates and reducing police brutality.
Being such an international organization, it’s also been involved in funded health centers and protecting the cultures of immigrants. Its focus on the U.S. comes after the 2016 election when hate incidents increased almost overnight. That year, Soros donated $10 million to help decrease the number of hate crimes.
According to several sources, including NY Times and The Wall Street Journal, Soros’s been donated $800 to $900 million a year. No one’s donated that much money to a single organization anywhere else in the world. Open Society’s used that money for the good of the people. Of course, as powerful as Mr. Soros is in the public eye, he has numerous enemies attacking his character on a daily basis. He’s been called every horrible name and label in the book. He’s developed a tough skin, but he feels that these attacks belittle philanthropic efforts.
JPost recently posted an article about these attacks, calling them the demonization of philanthropy. Right-wing conspiracy theorists have a lot to say about George Soros. He’s apparently the mastermind behind every movement and rally that undermines their beliefs. He’s quickly destroying America with his support of people they deem “lesser beings.”
There are lots of reasons that right-wing supporters hate Soros. He once said he’d give up all his money to stop George W. Bush from winning reelection. In truth, he spent $27 million, more than anyone else.