George Soros has once again taken back his mantle as a major donor to the Democratic Party. He previously funded campaigns for previous candidates, and this year he comes back to raise money to put Hillary into office. Soros backed Obama in both his campaigns, and he now seeks to help give America its first female president. George Soros has an estimated net worth of $24.9 billion acquired through trading. People expect him to give money as the election date edges closer.People close to Soros say he is more politically engaged and motivated than he has been in recent years. He is a consistent donor to Democratic causes, and he considers this to be a critical point as GOP candidate is particularly unflattering. Soros has supported key issues that the GOP candidate is hostile to, which is why he is keen for a Democratic win.
Some of the issues that Soros holds dear include immigration reform, religious tolerance, and criminal justice. Soros’ willingness to donate significant amounts for Clinton’s campaign has been seen as a good sign as he is seen as having the potential to catalyze donations by other wealthy activists. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer has donated $31 million. Don Sussman, the New York hedge fund man, has donated $13.2 million while media moguls Haim Saban and Fred Eychaner have donated $11.1 million each. This rallying of the lefts richest donors has aided Clinton’s campaign to build a massive financial advantage over Trump who is regarded with a lot of suspicion by the GOP donors.Soros was also heavily involved in the Ferguson protests. He funded the protest movement and mobilizing groups across the country and kept the protests alive for years. George donated $33million in a single year to support established groups that gave a voice to the grassroots activists.
As a firm believer in the participation of people in their government, he truly proved he puts his money where his opinion is. Although through his Open Society Foundation the funds were allocated to these groups involved in the protests, they were not in any way to protest on behalf of OSF. The protests were spontaneous all over the country, raising awareness of the social injustices that were taking place.Other groups used the funds to keep the story alive long enough for the world to see what was happening. The multiple organizations that benefited from the donations were able to come together from time to time come together and work as one. They shared content and buzzwords across the Official Websites. Twitter hashtags dominated the mainstream media. Bus loads full of activists from all over the country all funded by Mr. Soros descended on Ferguson and organized protests and gatherings all across the city. The aim was to keep the media’s attention to widen the scope of the incident. They needed to bring to light interrelated causes not just over policing and racism points of view. Mr. Soros helped shed light on a lot of issues, and as American people, people thank him for his generosity and concern.