The philanthropist and hedge fund legend George Soros is known for different things around the world, in the U.S. he is known for his political activism and in the U.K. he is perhaps best remembered as the man who broke the Bank of England in 1992. However, too many groups that benefit from the philanthropic work of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations of charitable organizations the man who established the Soros Fund Management brand is a major backer of the causes undertaken to protect the rights of people from across the U.S. and the world as a whole. The Washington Times has recently revealed a large number of groups that were important in organizing the success of the Ferguson protests that followed the unlawful shooting of Michael Brown by a Missouri based police officer. Read his profile at Washington Times.
For George Soros there has been much made of the work he completes in the U.S. in terms of political giving, but Politico reports the Hungarian born Holocaust survivor has found himself unhappy with the levels of influence and financial backing the political elite are permitted in the U.S.; in his donations and political giving, George Soros has gone so far as to develop links to the End Citizen’s United PAC that was established in 2015 in a bid to make sure the major financial donations given by major donors on both sides of U.S. politics come to an end as soon as possible. The End Citizen’s United group share many political ideologies with George Soros, including their decision to back Democratic candidates for key political seats of power across the U.S. In fact, George Soros has only played a key role in developing the candidacy of Democrat candidates during two major U.S. Presidential elections in 2004 and 2016.
The Ferguson protests in 2014 took on a major level of significance for George Soros as he feels the U.S. Constitution is not guaranteed by God to the people of the nation as was stated by the Founding Fathers; instead, George Soros believes grassroots campaigns must take place to fight for the rights of all U.S. citizens and those who wish to enter the nation from troubled areas of the world. George Soros has been a major supporter of the groups that play a key role in the Black Lives Matter campaign, including OBS and More that did much to organize the “Hands Up Coalition” that led the protest movement in Ferguson in the days, weeks, and months following the shooting of Michael Brown. Throughout 2014, George Soros became a major donor to campaigns in Ferguson dedicated to bringing about reform of the police authorities in the city and across Missouri with a $5.4 million donation to various grassroots groups. Learn more about his profile at forbes.com.