George Soros is one of the Democrats top fundraisers and supporters. He has become a key player in key elections including the 2004 election and the 2016 election. Most recently,George Soros has given more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton, fellow Democratic candidates and causes that are close to him. According to FEC records and associates, George Soros is worth more than $24.9 billion dollars, which has been made through currency trades.
George Soros increased his contributions in 2016, after he was not able to oust President George W. Bush from office. George Soros has been a close associate to Hillary Clinton and was even planning on attending her presidential nomination speech but was forced to skip so he could monitor the shaky economic issues in Europe at the time. Visit his site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.
Democratic leaders saw Soros’ strong financial support for Hillary Clinton was seen as a positive sign for the former Secretary of State. Soros has given millions to political action committees that support causes that are dear to him. He has given $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century and $5 million to a PAC that fights to increase turnout among Hispanics in certain swing states. He has also given $5,000 to a PAC that is working to overturn Citizens United decision.
While being a close friend and ally of Clinton, he has been able to speak to her about several key policy issues. He is a strong defender of human rights both in America and Europe. He has been working to increase access to healthcare in the United States. In 2005, George Soros launched Democracy Alliance which gave money to organizations that supported climate change and fought income inequality in the United States.
The Washington Times reported that George Soros was one of the strongest financial backers of the Ferguson protests in St. Louis, Missouri. Soros has raised money over the years, which has mobilized groups across the country. Soros has given more than $33 million dollars in one year to groups based in Ferguson. Soros has been credited with helping launch a nationwide movement.
The Washington Times claims that Soros’ financial contributions have done more for the movement than what Al Sharpton has done for the city and the issue of police abuse. Soros’ work has had a deep impact in the United States and across Europe. Soros has created a massive political war chest in the United States which has been supported by nonprofit organizations that influence American politics and policy such as MoveOn.org. Soros has also continued to give to grass root movements in Ferguson. Read his profile at Business Insider.