George Soros is a New York hedge fund investor who has severally hit the headlines for his pro-democracy sentiments. From the 1980s up to date, Soros has influenced the political environments of many countries worldwide. Soros has played an instrumental role in evicting regimes that had retained power for decades. Most of his strength is derived from his $1.3 billion fortune, which is backed by investor assets worth $25 billion that his firm controls. Another source of Soros’s power is the Soros Fund Management.
Soros and His Messianic Sentiments
In his book, Alchemy of Finance, Soros admits that he always had an exaggerated sense of self-importance. He states that he fancied himself a god, or economic reformer like Keynes, or a scientist similar to the great Einstein. In his book, Underwriting Democracy, Soros confesses that he had messianic fantasies from the time he was a child. In an interview conducted by the Independent, in June 1993, Soros who does not believe in Christianity or that there is a God, said he likened himself to a god and the creator of all things. Soros later told his biographer that his primary goal in life was to be the conscience of the universe through his philanthropic foundation. According to Soros, as a young man, he realized that money made the turn, so he decided to make money, and having made money he went on to indulge his social concerns. His concerns are to change the world, particularly America, into something that represents social justice. Read more about George at The New York Times.
Soros’s Professional Background
George Soros is an avid supporter of refugees. In September 2016, Soros confessed that his foundation would inject $500 million into companies that were founded by migrants and refugees, particularly those coming from Europe. Soros has gifted many organizations that offer support to immigrants. In March, he gave $3 million to a Political Action Committee whose aim was to mobilize Hispanics to vote. Soros’ obsession with refugees is far from political and more of a personal affair. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
His experiences in a country ravaged by Nazi sentiments are partly the reason he is affectionate towards refugees. Soros is a Hungarian who grew up at a time when Nazi forces had occupied their country. Soros left his home country and through odd jobs managed to pay for his economics studies in London. He was recruited in the finance department at a merchant bank. A few years later, he moved to New York and worked on Wall Street. In 1969, he created a hedge fund with $12 million and later rebranded it Quantum Fund. Soros is still conducts his investment activities through his Soros Fund Management.