George Soros is one of the many investors on Wall Street today that is impossible to mention when it comes to smart hedge funds. George Soros was born in Hungary where he later fled due to the conditions of the Nation. He then put himself to work as a railway porter and put himself through the London School of Economics. George Soros later moved to NYC and started delving into Wall Street, where he established his $12 million hedge fund. He rebranded his company to Quantum fund and in 1992 worked side by side with Stan Druckenmiller to short the Sterling Pound. The profits made were so impressive that he was named ‘The man Who Broke the Bank of England”. He later went on to enlist one of Wall Street’s toughest business women to run his company known as Dawn Fitzpatrick. She was the seventh CIO at the Hedge Fund. He was named the #22 richest men by Forbes worth $25 billion. He is one of the fiercest opponents of Donald Trump which has also made him a great political figure. He has partnered with him on some investments despite this outlook which makes him a businessman first and everything else second.
He is one of the most politically powerful individuals on earth as his influence has proven over time. He has been a major contributor to global changes all over the world which includes toppling over governments. He is also known for his messianic zeal to liberate nations from leadership that he views as overdue. He has also written some political literacy, including The Alchemy of Finance, Underwriting Democracy and much more. He has compared himself to God in the Bible by becoming the conscience of the world that has lost its way in some ways. He also believes that he has been anointed by God to bring about positive change on a global scale. He also reiterates the importance of money in making these changes and the fact that his influence has come from his ability to make wealth. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.
George Soros began delving into philanthropic work in 1979 and later launched one of his numerous Open Society Foundations. He began to release vast amounts of money in 1987 rising from about $3 million in a year to $300 million. He established a series of foundations, and this also gave him more influence in many regions, an idea he seemed to like. The foundations are in over 70 countries today standing for human rights, democracy, social justice, and responsibility. George has dedicated most of his time and life to ensuring that democracies all over the world thrive sometimes hoping to tilt agendas. This has been received differently, which can only be expected for a man with his passions. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.
Political Action Committee, End Citizens United (ECU) announced on February 28th, 2017 the organization has received $150,000 in financial contributions. The funds were donated from small donors in Atlanta and the State of Georgia to support the political campaign for Jon Ossoff. He is running to represent the State’s 6th Congressional District, and was officially endorsed by ECU on February 22nd. In Georgia and Atlanta, a total of 110,000 members joined the organization to support its campaign finance reform and to elect Mr. Ossoff because of his strong stance on the issue. He is one the pro-reform political candidates willing to work to overturn the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United vs FEC case.
The Court decision permits corporations, billionaires, and special interest to spend unlimited and untraceable money in political elections. End Citizens United was established in August 2015 to work towards overturning the ruling and make contributions more transparent and accountable. ECU is based in District of Columbia and raised over $2 million from small donors at the time of its launching. Richard Carbo, the PAC’s Communications Director told MSNBC News the organization raised between $25 million to $30 million, by the end of 2015. At the time, more than 325,000 people signed ECU’s petition demanding Congress to pass legislation to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Citizens United.
End Citizens United said the ruling gave power to Super PACs and created an enormous wave of dark money into politics. March 1st, 2017 is the organization’s anniversary date in action promoting the change of political elections landscaping in the United States. ECU and its members are prepared and willing to fight against corrupted political systems by electing campaign finance reform focused politicians. The organization believes it’s the key to building an extensive coalition and forces lawmakers to end dark money in politics. Two years ago, the PAC endorsed 11 Democratic candidates in Colorado, Wisconsin, and other U.S. states.
Today, End Citizens United continues to endorse Democratic candidates, including Jon Ossoff who are actively advocating campaign finance reform in America. If Ossoff wins the election in Georgia, he will represent the 6th Congressional District and do what he can to influence lawmakers to pass legislation. ECU is unlike other PAC campaign finance reform focused organizations and is committed to electing pro-reform candidates and raising national awareness of the issues involving deceptive political financial systems. Overturning the 2010 Supreme Court ruling is first on ECU’s agenda, followed by raising donations and implementing new legislation to end buying elections. The mission is to push voters, candidates, elected officials, and the press to fight against Citizens United.