Hilary Clinton just got a big check from one of the wealthiest men in the world. According to politico.com, famous billionaire philanthropist George Soros just donated 6 million dollars to pro-Clinton superPACs, making his total contributions to Clinton’s campaign 8 million. This marks his biggest financial contributions to a political campaign since his 2004 backing of John Kerry. While there are other big budget donors such as Haim Saban and Herb Sandler, Soros seriously stands out from the pack in more ways than one. He’s not only leading by the sheer amount he has donated or his long history in politics, he is leading in the accuracy of his predictions.
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Among wealthy Democrats George Soros is seen as a sort of bellwether for his king making of future nominees. In 2004, he donated more than 20 million dollars to the various efforts to oust the incumbent George W. Bush and prevent a second term. Unfortunately, in 2012, he scaled back his contributions to a mere 1 million dollars to pro-Obama superPACs. It seemed as if his days of political spending were coming to an end. His renewed interest in this campaign represents a major comeback into the process of American presidential politics. This donation should not come as surprising to anyone who has heard the life story of this man. In contrast to the generally conservative minded billionaires that tend to favor fiscally conservative Republican candidates, George Soros has long been a fan of more progressive causes. As one of the 30 wealthiest men in the world, he hasn’t shied away from using his 24 billion dollar fortune to advance his select political causes. He has donated to the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice causes.
Born in Budapest in 1930, Soros has built a fortune using his remarkably accurate market predictions and wise financial investments. He sees an open society as key to providing the world a better future by looking at the long term implications of modern politics. Standing above the anger that has taken over political conversations, George Soros stands for social justice above all.
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