George Soros was not always the prosperous American that he is now. He was not always the most influential subscriber to the liberal philosophy of the Democratic Party either. However, since his birth, George Soros had always three inherent qualities that have throughout his life, continuously persisted in directing the cause of his life and actions. The qualities include;
- Hard work
The intelligent George Soros was born in the historical era when the Nazi Regime sought to drive Jews into extinction and to take over the world with their tyranny. He was born Jewish in the war-torn Hungarian Budapest, and he had to, together with his family, fraudulently denounce their Jewish descent and lay low to survive. The Nazi Regime massacred over 500,000 Jewish who had not been lucky enough to pull off the scam that kept the Soros family and those that the family assisted in forging identity papers and staying alive. When the opportunity presented itself, the intelligent George Soros left behind multitudes who had been grateful for their lives and his compassionate nature. He went to London to pursue an education.
The Hardworking George Soros put himself through the London School of Economics by working double shifts, one as a manual laborer and one as a casual laborer. He left to the United States to pursue the American dream equipped with enough knowledge to take on the stock markets and the investment environments. His intelligence and hard work coupled up to forge a formidable path of success. The phenomenal economist went on to amass wealth, consolidating it into a hedge fund that he started by 1971. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
With his financial muscle maturing, the compassionate nature of the hardworking and intelligent economist started to manifest in his endeavors. However, through his compassion, his ideology came to manifest through his actions. He was a Liberal mind and he could not stomach to stand on the sidelines as people pushed to emancipate themselves from oppressive regimes that punished them for being born in a certain ethnic or racial group. He started funding all sorts of activism that opposed oppression. Initially, he funded South African activists protesting the Apartheid Rule to study and fight against the oppression. Gradually, he became involved with such causes across the whole world.
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The Ferguson Protests
The people of Ferguson Island reacted violently to the extra-judicial killing of Michael Brown. The idea of protesting oppression and discrimination was worth supporting, and George Soros felt it could be done better than through disorganized and hateful violence. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com
He lobbied all the civic groups that he has been funding and got them to further such causes into better organizing and to configure the Ferguson demonstrations. He spent over 33 million dollars sponsoring the protests against police brutality and racial profiling. His affiliates liaised with other interested parties to organize a nationwide demonstration to the Michael Brown extrajudicial killing and could it with coordinated and sponsored social media campaigns calling for oppressive police officers to be put to account for violating the constitutional gains made by the nation. The campaigns were all concerted into the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
Anthony serves Nabor Industries Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer. He joined the company in 1991. In 2012, was appointed the chairman of the Board; he had been serving the board as the Deputy Chairman from 2003 – 2012. Earlier in his career (1979), he joined the law firm Baker and McKenzie, and from 1986 – 1991, served the firm as a managing partner.Currently, he serves as a director for Texas Children’s Hospital and Stewart and Stevenson, LLC since 2011. Anthony has a law degree from Harvard and an MS from Yale University.Anthony’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove describes him as a genius Mathematician. Anthony would write Maths formulas and theorems on napkins at Cafeterias. When he turned 18, Anthony was at genius level. For this reason, Lloyd was surprised when Anthony did not pursue Mathematics as a career; instead, he became a lawyer.
Nabor Industries Ltd
The company’s headquarters is in Hamilton, Bermuda and their main operation base is in Houston, Texas. They specialize in natural gas and geothermal drilling. They have a business presence all through America, Africa, The Far East, and The Middle East.The company owns 29 ships that take care of their offshore operations. It manufactures world-class line drilling equipment and rig instrumentation for data collection, equipment for drill pipe handling and software for rig reporting. Nabor Industries is the biggest oil and gas contractor globally, based on land.
Anthony is married to one Cynthia with whom they engage in philanthropic activities. They donated a whopping $7 million as funding for the neurological research when their daughter was born prematurely and developed Cerebral palsy. They have been engaged in fundraising drives in the hope to implement a first-of-its-kind research on the condition.
After her birth, it was determined that their daughter had periventricular leukomalacia – a neurological illness condition common in premature babies. The condition is caused by insufficient oxygen and blood flow to the brain. After some research on it had been done, it was discovered that a more comprehensive and extensive research on it was needed. Anthony and his wife are determined to ensure other children like their daughter will have an opportunity to live life a quality life and reach their full potential.
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Adam Milstein has worked hard to help Jewish communities and the nation of Israel in spreading awareness of global issues affecting them, and leading efforts to restore various traditions. He’s the founder of the Milstein Foundation which has helped support non-profit groups and charities that Adam and his family are also active in. He’s also the chair of several public affairs groups including the Israeli-American Council, the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee, Birthright Israel, Stand With Us, Jewish Campus Coalition and many others. Adam Milstein’s influence through these groups has been widespread and the Jerusalem Post even listed him at number 39 in their Top 50 Most Influential Jews list. That list includes current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Senator Chuck Schumer, and Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Kagan.
Adam Milstein’s background goes back to the early days when Israel was reestablished as a nation in the mid 20th century. In the late 1940s, Milstein’s parents moved to the new Nation-State from Latin America, and his father briefly served on an Israeli Warship. Adam would follow his father’s footsteps in serving with the Israeli military when he was older, serving in the Army in then Field Commander Ariel Sharon’s division in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Milstein served about a year during the Egypt invasion, and then returned home where he enrolled in Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology.
Adam Milstein also married Gila Elgrably while attending college, and when he finished his degree he joined his father, who was a building framer and partnered with him on building projects. After several years doing this, Milstein decided to attend grad school at USC, so he relocated to the US and got his MBA from USC. He soon became a real estate professional, joining Hager Pacific Properties where today he is Managing Partner. He started the Milstein Foundation in the year 2000, and this foundation embraces three pillars including active philanthropy, path life impact, and philanthropic synergy.