Throughout the 21st century the influential financial expert George Soros has been a name consistently linked to providing the highest possible level of funding for left leaning politicians and causes across the U.S. and the world as a whole. Politico reports the 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign saw Soros back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an impressive $25 million in campaign donations divided between her own campaign fund and the Super PAC’s and groups backing her bid to keep The White House under Democratic control, according to Politico. For George Soros the return to political donating in the U.S. comes as his Open Society Foundations seeks to develop even stronger links to a number of important charitable groups across more than 100 nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.
George Soros is one of the best known philanthropists and political donors in the world who has provided more than $12 billion in funding for a network of charitable groups and political backers who Soros has sourced to push forward a left leaning agenda that reflects his own vision for society. For George Soros the need to play an important role in the future of the U.S. is not limited to backing the political candidates he feels share some of the ideals he has built up over the years, but also seeks to develop close relationships with those who are looking to gain the backing of the well-known Democrat; George Soros is a major source of funding for many and has benefited from an open door policy from Hillary Clinton who was praised by the Hungarian born hedge fund manager who Forbes estimate is worth more than $25 billion. The backing of Clinton came after George Soros admitted he made a mistake in giving his backing to President Barrack Obama during the 2008 election campaign; in response Soros and Clinton renewed their political friendship over recent years as Clinton prepared for the 2016 election and allowed Soros a glimpse into her policy decisions and options as 2015 and 2016 progressed. Read more about George at The New York Times.
One of the main reasons for backing the campaign of Hillary Clinton has been reported as being a result of the disappointment Soros felt when President Obama abandoned many of the more radical principles he had expressed during the 2008 election campaign. Soros had sat out much of the 2008 and 2012 elections as he had become disillusioned with the role of Obama and admitted to his mistake in not backing Clinton. Politico reports Soros had looked to put right the Presidential election backing of Hilary Clinton and poured a large amount of money into the campaign of the former First Lady and the voter rights groups backing the rights of minority groups across the U.S.