George Soros: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

When it comes to investing, formal education does not determine how successful someone will become. Moreover, education plays a minute role in deciphering the success of an investment. In fact, the only necessity required during investing includes skill and audacity. When an investor combines those two things, they almost become unstoppable. However, everyone should not partake in high-risk investments. This remains attributed to the fact that so many people lose money rather than gain it. With that being said, George Soros remains a profound investor. Not only does he know how to invest, he also knows how to break records along the way. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

Moreover, George Soro’s success remains uncontested. In fact, several people regard him as one of the most successful investors of all time. However, George Soros success did not occur overnight. In fact, it remains the contrary. Upon hearing his story, it becomes fascinating to see George Soros enjoy his high level of success. This remains attributed to the fact that George Soros survived the Holocaust. As a native of Budapest, Hungary, George Soros and his family managed to survive such atrocities. During this time period, Nazi Germany took control over numerous European countries. In fact, George Soros and his family managed to save the lives of several other families.

Upon fleeing Hungary, George Soros attended the London School of Economics. While there, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics. However, his thirst for knowledge remained unquenched. Therefore, he also obtained a master’s degree in philosophy. Considering this to remain conventional wisdom, George Soros knows how to conduct business. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that he opened his first hedge fund called the Double Eagle in 1969. Upon its conception, the company soared in terms of profits. Therefore, George Soros opened his second hedge fund one year later. To expound further, his first hedge fund experienced an exponential amount of growth. Read his profile at Forbes.

Moreover, the company went from $12 million dollars to $25 billion dollars. When it comes to investing, George Soros proved that he is the “Teflon Don.” A perfect example of his investing might includes his $1 billion dollar profit during the Black Wednesday UK currency crisis in 1992. Eventually, George Soros would relocate to the United States and become even more successful. Upon his arrival to the United States, he became a focal point in American politics. Moreover, George Soros remains a selfless philanthropist. In fact, he has given $11 billion dollars to charitable causes between 1979 and 2011. Aside from investing, George Soros uses his influence to positively impact the world. In particular, he has played a substantial role in Eastern Europe’s transition from communism to capitalism. In closing, Soros remains a legend.

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George Soros is Combating Hate Crime in America

George Soros knows what real hatred is and how far it can go to destroy a person’s life. He grew up in Hungary during the reign of Adolf Hitler. Many of us already know that Hitler was one of the most ruthless dictators and hateful leaders that have ever lived. Soros was a young lad living in Hungary when Hitler and his Nazis forces came to dominate his homeland. If it were not for the shrewd skills of his father; he and his family might not have made it out alive.

This background is what has impacted Soros’s life. He has lived for well over 80 years and he knows when a government or its ruler is not doing what they should. This is one reason why he is so against President Trump. Soros realizes that President Donald Trump has the potential to be a great dictator if the conditions were right for him to rule in this manner. Thankfully, the U.S. government does not make things easy for dictators to rule this nation. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

Even though this is the case, bad governing officials can still inspire and promote people to engage in hate crimes that will help to further divide the nation. This is a trend that Soros has been seeing since Donald Trump was on the campaign trail back in 2015.

Since 2015, many hate crimes started to come to the surface and garner public attention. There has been a mass shooting in a gay club, plenty of African American shootings by police officers and plenty of racial hatred being vented toward the immigrant community.

Soros provided a $10 million-dollar donation to combat these hate crimes. This was a huge sum of money and it is considered one of the biggest donations of its kind for this type of cause. While President Trump was not directly responsible for the hate crimes that have been happening since 2015, he certainly has been indirectly inspiring people to take this type of action.

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Much of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric was very dangerous. He inspired a lot of bigotry and prejudice within the United States. A few people who believe that minority groups, women and bigots are a problem to this nation; have gone out of their way to target people whom they think is causing the problems in this country.

Many of these people liked Trump’s rhetoric and voted for him back in 2016. He ended up becoming the 45th president because a lot more people believed in and agreed with in what he had to say. George Soros realizes that hate is not going away. However, there are things that people can do to keep hate crimes from becoming the norm within the U.S.

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Dick DeVos Sees Continued Success In Business and Philanthropy

I have always heard the name of the DeVos family in relation to their work as the leaders of the AmWay Group created by Dick’s father Richard; Dick was given a clear grounding in the Michigan public school system, but spent much of his childhood in the AmWay Group offices.

 

Looking back on the career of Dick DeVos I was impressed to see he spent a decade working in various parts of the AmWay Group learning about the company from 1974 on; only after a decade at the company was Dick promoted to Vice President with responsibility for international trade. The success Dick achieved increasing the revenue from international sales for the AmWay Group is impressive to me, and saw Dick placed in control of the newly acquired Orlando Magic NBA franchise in 1991. I believe the impressive business skills Dick showed as he moved into the difficult world of the NBA prompted AmWay to call Dick back to the parent company and place him in control of the company in 1993; by the time Dick retired in 2002 annual sales for the company had reached $4.5 billion per year. After his retirement I feared Dick would disappear from public life, but his Windquest Group investment company looking for opportunities in the latest technologies and investments close to the family home in Grand rapids, Michigan.

 

Dick and his wife Karen began their interest in education reform in Michigan after visiting the Potter’s House Christian School and being inspired to help all families provide the best educaqtion for their children. I was particularly impressed in the way Dick decided to sacrifice much of his own spare time in the 1990s when he was at his busiest as the head of the AmWay Group to be elected to the Michigan State Board of Education. Although Dick DeVos is best known as an education reformer I have always been impressed by the work he has achieved for the arts in the U.S., including the wide range of work I have enjoyed him completing with the Kennedy Center for the Arts.