George Soros is well regarded as being one of the most successful and significant financial investors in the history of the financial markets. He has been the head of Soros Funds for over 50 years and has managed billions of dollars in assets over that period of time. Due to his success managing Soros Funds and investing his own money, Soros has amassed a net worth in excess of $25 billion making him one of the wealthiest people in the world.
While Soros is best known for being a wealthy investor, he is also known for his interests in a wide range of political and social causes. Due to the chance for it having a big impact on the global economy and social setting, George Soros has been very involved in the 2016 Presidential election in the United States. Despite the fact that he was born in Austria and raised in the United Kingdom, Soros has once again donated a considerable amount of money to the United States’ Democratic Party.
As the National Election Day continues to near, many people have continued to take notice of the considerable amount of money that Soros has donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign. It has been estimated that he has donated over $25 million to either the Clinton campaign directly or to various other campaigns that will support it.
This current political process is likely the most engaged that Soros has ever been in the past. During the 2004 election, Soros donated a few million dollars to a variety of campaigns aimed at unseating George W Bush from the presidency. However, after losing that bid, Soros was not heavily involved in the 2008 or 2012 election cycle on Forbes. Many believe that the current election and campaigning process could be a bit more personal for Soros. Many people have taken notice of Donald Trump’s controversial comments when it comes to immigrants and refugees. Soros himself was a refugee from Austria at the start of World War II when the nation was invaded by Germany.
Soros is far from being the only major donor to the Clinton campaign. Tom Steyer, who is an environmentalist based in San Francisco, has reportedly raised over $31 million that has been given. Other multi-millionaires and billionaires that have given lofty sums of money to the campaign have included hedge fund manager Donald Sussman and Haim Saban. At this point it remains unclear whether Soros will continue to donate to the campaign through excess donations or whether he will slow down his contributions.