George Soros is an American-Hungarian well-known philanthropist, business mogul, and author. Some recognize Soros as the most successful investor in the world, with his total net worth hitting $25.2 billion by May 2017. He is known for using his wealth to help the poor fight for their rights.
For instance, it is reported that Mr. Soros gave over $33 million in only one year to activists groups in Ferguson protests. Through his funding and mobilization, the whole country was able to stand against the criminal event that had occurred.
Through his open societies, George Soros was able to inculcate into the communities the spirit of togetherness, and they were able to fight for fair treatment by the government. More just and all-inclusive community that values democracy.
Also, through his organizations, he was able to help groups combine efforts and execute fruitful research through data collection. These made the societies involved feel more accountable. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
Besides ground support, Soros- sponsored organizations also mobilized groups through online and social media campaigns. The groups became interdependent, sharing information, these kept them together and fought towards one goal of demanding justice for the Ferguson murder case.
All the protests activities, both online and social media campaigns were aimed at attracting the media’s attention on the injustice, and digging the interrelated causes. This helped broaden the focus on the issue.
With Mr. Soros help, ‘Black Lives Matter’ was able to transition from just a hashtag to a social media storm that gave rise to the #BlackLiveMatter bus tour, which helped turn a local injustice into a national outcry.
Colorlines, an online News site that highlights racial discrimination issues, was able to publish adequately the Ferguson activities, thanks to Mr. Soros’ foundation. This site helped promote the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and quest for justice.
Mr. Soros gave $5.4 million to Staten Island and to Ferguson to help them accelerate and implement the police reforms, accountability and to help them regain public trust.
Mr. Soros is also known for his interests in politics. He is a supporter of progressive and liberal causes and was a political donor for Mr. Obama, where he donated over $1 million to Mr. Obama’s campaign team back in 2012.
He also supported churches, like Representatives of Sojourners, a national Christian and religious organization that fought for social justice.
During last US elections, allies close to Mr. Soros reported that he was more politically motivated and engaged. This saw him commit more than $25 million to further Democratic political ambitions. He was even willing, for the first time, to attended Democratic Convention to watch Clinton accept the Democratic presidential flag bearer. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.
Mr. Soros move made him among the leading donors that supported the Democratic bid for the presidency. This step helped Clinton gather massive advantage regarding finances over Trump, and this allowed Clinton build a massive campaign that dwarfed Trump’s.