Politico is reporting in its website that billionaire philanthropist; George Soros donated $6 million to Priorities USA, a Super Pac supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The donation, which was made in December, now adds to his donations to Pro-Clinton support groups to $8 million in 2015. The total amount of money raised by Priorities USA Action in 2015 also went up to $41 million. The other major contributors to Clinton’s second presidential bid include Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl Saban, Donald Sussman and Herb Sandler. Soros is seen as one of the few rich Democrats who are willing to part with 8 figure amounts during election period. It important to note that Soros 86; ranks as one of the richest people in the world.
During the 2004 elections, the Politico report indicates that Soros made a campaign donation of over $20 million supporting a bid to oust the then president George W. Bush. In 2012, he gave Priorities USA, $1 million dollars to support President Barrack Obama’s reelection. However, in a recent email report released by the US state Department, George Soros praised Hillary Clinton for giving him an open opportunity to discuss various policy matters, something Obama did not provide. The huge donation made by Soros to Priorities USA is one of many campaign donations, various Democratic Party leaning Super Pacs will push to attract in order to ward-off the anticipated $1 billion plus donations from conservative billionaires.
In 2015, the Hillary Clinton campaign raised $112 million, a CNN report indicates. On the republican side, Donald Trump raised over $12 million during the same period, even though his campaign professes that his campaign is a self funded. His GOP contenders such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are also seeing an increase in their campaign war chest. Outside his political inclinations, George Soros is a supporter of various philanthropic causes. He is the Founder and Chairman of Open Society, a network of organizations that operate in over 100 countries around the globe. The organizations promote democracy and the human rights tenets.
According to OpenSocietyFoundation.org, it all started in 1979 when George Soros began giving scholarships to black South Africans. He later started supporting philanthropic causes in the US, Africa and Asia. Open Society also supports lawyers and paralegals presenting individuals held and detained unlawfully. One of the most profound ideas ever made by Soros was bringing Roma people in Europe into the mainstream. George Soros did this by offering education opportunities to Roma people, as well as marginalized young people and refugees in conflict areas. George Soros graduated from the London School of Economics. He holds a bachelor’s and PhD in philosophy and is an accomplished writer.