George Soros Moves From Refugee To One Of The World’s Most Influential Political Figures

The Hungarian born investment specialist George Soros has become one of the world’s leading political figures over the course of the last two decades after becoming a leading donor to liberal and Democratic candidates and causes. Soros has taken a liberal view for the majority of his life after living for a prolonged period of time under the rule of a series of dictatorships following the occupation of Hungary by the Nazi’s during World War II and the Communist regime of Joseph Stalin; in the 21st century Soros has largely focused on his own charitable Open Society Foundations and ignored political giving until a series of global events led to Soros making a $25 million investment in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com

George Soros made his initial political splash as a donor during the 2004 election season when his $27 million in donations to the campaign of Democrat John Kerry made him the hero of the left and a polarizing figure for those on the right of the political spectrum; during the election campaigns run by President Barrack Obama, George Soros decided to remove himself from the issues of major donors being giving a major level of political influence for parties on both the right and left of U.S. politics. Politico reports Soros himself believes the political influence of major donors has grown to great and should be curbed by bringing an end to the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision; in a bid to achieve this aim, George Soros has become one of the supporters of the “End Citizen’s United” PAC that limits its donors to a maximum donation of just $5,000. In 2016, George Soros began to view the global political situation as in a delicate state that required a large amount of work and the correct politicians to take up positions of power across portions of Europe and North America. George Soros believed Democrat and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the correct person to take on the challenges of a rising far right influence on global politics because of the policies she was to put into place before the victory of Republican Donald J. Trump. Read more at Washington Times.

Soros himself has always kept a close eye on the issues facing refugees and the dispossessed across the world, which has led to the recent Syrian refugee crisis affecting the European Union in a negative way. As a 17 year old, George Soros left his home in Hungary to travel to the U.K. to attend the London School of Economics where the financial career of the hedge fund icon led to the Hungarian born 86 year old building a personal fortune of an estimated $26 billion, according to Forbes.

The Future Plans of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is an individual with not only many titles, but also a man with many goals and accomplishments who is recognized as one of the richest, most powerful, as well as one of the most influential individuals in the United States due to not only his success, but also due to his many contributions at the community level that have encouraged prosperity. Dick DeVos is a member of the DeVos family, a family that is known as the owner of Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation is a large company that has grown over the past several decades to become a multi-billion dollar corporation. The products that this company sells are household products that combine both the idea of affordable as well as the idea of quality to the average family around the world.

 

Dick DeVos became the leader of Amway Corporation as a way to follow in the footsteps of his father, Richard DeVos who was the creator as well as the founder of this company. Dick DeVos has always admired his father and has looked to make sure that his father is proud of him. As a long-term goal, Dick DeVos has looked to make sure that the family legacy of the DeVos name is secured for the future and remains to be a well-respected name.

 

Dick DeVos is not only a man of business, but is also known to be a man of philanthropy who loves giving back to different communities more than he loves profiting. Dick DeVos has always thought that the key to real success is not to profit excessively, but is instead to make sure that other individuals see the benefits of your success. Dick DeVos has held himself to this goal and has also inspired others to think in a similar manner. With natural leadership and a love for the local communities, there has been nothing that Dick DeVos cannot accomplish.

 

Of the many initiatives that Dick DeVos is involved in, the education initiative is one of his favorites due to the fact that he believes that the growth of human capital will grow the economy in different local communities and will promote the overall well being of the individual. Thanks to Dick DeVos, many individuals are receiving scholarships to pursue a high level of education that is based upon merit and that is not just based upon how much money a family is willing to pay.