Billionaire George Soros Makes Largest One-Time Donation In History

George Soros, billionaire investor, and one of the few men who tops the list as the most generous philanthropist donated $18 billion dollars to his Open Society foundation. With this transfer, Open Society is now one of the richest foundations, and second behind the $40 billion Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. According to Fortune magazine, this transfer represents a large chuck of his wealth, and is one of the biggest benefits of any private donor to a single foundation. Many are speculating what Soros plans to do with such a large injection of cash and what does this mean.

Soros attained special recognition through a major financial bet; in 1992 he speculated successfully against the British pound, which is known today as Black Wednesday in Europe. Forbes magazine estimated the assets of the 87-year-old billionaire most recently to be around $23 billion dollars, and his past charity donations have all been immense sums, estimated to be up to $14 billion since 1979.

Born in Budapest in 1930, the guru investor, who emigrated in 1947, first to the UK and 1956 in the USA, began a stellar Wall Street career. He escaped communist Hungary to the UK, and began studying at the London School of Economics. He earned his BA in 1951 and a Master of Science in 1954. Specializing in European equities, he emigrated to the U.S., and joined Wertheim & Company in 1959 as an analyst. In 1963 he became Vice President at Arnold and Bleichroeder, and in 1973 he founded the famous Quantum Fund. For nearly two decades, George Soros managed annual returns that were above 30 percent.

His stellar career has been marked by diverse roles. He’s followed his lifelong passion of advocating for equal access, as well as a list of philanthropic efforts on various other game-changing advances, like life sciences.

Soros established Open Society, a global grant-making foundation in 1979. Soros is a major contributor to liberal and democratic causes, and his organization advocates primarily for democracy, justice reform, human rights, and U.S. Policy. The foundation’s 2017 budget was more than $1 billion and included funding for early childhood, several other educational programs, and grants to institutions.

George Soros has opened offices around the globe in more than 130 countries, and has philanthropic dealings in everything from helping South African college students at the University of Cape Town to helping the European immigration movement. He continues to push equality for all. and Follow him Twitter.com

Jason Hope of Scottsdale, AZ Strongly Desires A Better Future For the Aged

Jason Hope believes that in order for people to have a happier and healthier future, we need to change the way we approach medicine. Medicine should not just be about treating and hopefully curing illnesses; doctors have to educate their patients about preventative care.

Jason Hope grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in Finance from Arizona State University. Hope earned his MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.

Jason Hope is a big supporter of the SENS Foundation, an anti aging center that is committing to improving the quality of a person’s life. SENS is committed to understanding the diseases that break our bodies down, such as Alzheimers, lung disease, and heart disease.

For example, the Ebola outbreak. the first step to preventing Ebola is to first find out where it originated from and how it was spread. Once that is accomplished, people need to be educated about how to avoid contracting this disease. Hope is strongly fighting aging and the effects it has on us.

Jason Hope take philanthropy very seriously, he even donated half a million dollars to Sens in Cambridge laboratory in the United Kingdom to find their AGE-breakers program. Sens has drugs and other treatments that being used to fight the aging process. Jason hope has also created a grant program to help local Scottsdale high school and university students get a quality education.

Researchers discovered that one of the components to aging is called glucosepane that is found in human tissue. Researchers are creating therapies that will remove glucosepane from the body. If the researchers can target the genes and substances that cause aging, they can prevent the aging illnesses from ever happening.

As a futurist, Jason Hope is looking at exhaust emissions that tend to cause many lung related diseases such as Emphysema and lung cancer. He also interested in the accuracy of the data found on the internet. Are the exhaust emissions really as low as it is claimed on the internet? Much of the data that concerns our health may not be as accurate as they claim to be.

Visit Jason Hope’s blog to read and learn more.