Category Archives: Philanthropy

George Soros: A Real Life Superhero

George Soros is considered to be one of the most influential investors of all time. He is an investor, a business magnate and a philanthropist who has given over $11 billion dollars in numerous causes.

This is an e=incredible amount of money, no doubt, but even more, generous and character defining when you look at the fact that he makes $25 billion annually. The man gives nearly half of his earnings. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com.

Who is Georage Soros

As mention earlier he is a business magnate and investor. He is Hungarian- American and currently funds many progressive organizations and parties. His philanthropy has been one of his most remarkable and recognizable characteristic traits about him.

He has offered scholarships for many youths in South Africa as well as for many Eastern European students. He funds many political parties in America that are also very liberal and progressive.

His mindset that he has been given so much that he wants to give back so much has really made him a super star, especially in the lives and eyes of those he has financially helped in their time of economic needs.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

What is the Open Society Foundation?

The Open Society Foundation (OFS) mission is to financially support civil society groups throughout the world. The foundation has those groups that fight on behalf of human rights, education, environmental changes, and women rights.

However, there is much more group that the Federation helps as well. The organization was founded by George Soros and as a result, since it’s inception has been a great provider of financial help and educational help.

As mentioned earlier many students who do not have the financial means to go to school or who have not been lucky to receive a grant or scholarship have received financial hope from this Federation.

Final Thoughts

In today’s society where superheroes have dominated the big screen, it is good to know that the world does have good men like George Soros. A man wh has so much and gives back so much, not just to his country and people but to the world. Read this article at Washington Times.

He epitomizes the phrase, “with great power comes great responsibility” better than Spiderman.

Dick DeVos is Much More Than a Great Businessman

When most people think or Dick DeVos, they think of a man who has mastered the ins and outs of business and entrepreneurship. Which makes sense when you take a second to reflect on just how successful Dick DeVos has been in prestigious career. To me his many successes in business merely gives you a surface level understanding of the man that is Dick DeVos. I’d rather focus on his passion for doing philanthropy work. To me his philanthropy efforts really show a deeper side to his character. A side many on the outside looking in overlook more often than not with little appreciation for his efforts. Although I’m sure Mr. DeVos isn’t out to garner attention for his good-natured deeds like some fame hungry celebrity.

 

Mr. Devos and his loving wife Betsy shocked the world when they lifted the veil on their philanthropist efforts. The couple claims they’ve donated close to $140M to charitable foundations and causes. Some people feel as though they’ve spent their money foolishly. I am not one of them. In my honest opinion, Mr. DeVos and his wife truly did something that impacted the world in a positive way without question. Those who are questioning their spending habits when it pertains to philanthropy is only showing their ignorance.

 

Dick and Betsy aren’t the only Devos that are passionate about helping the less fortunate. Philanthropy is something the whole family gladly has it’s hand in.The Devos is one of the most charitable families in the world. Few give like they do.

 

Dick Devos Work History

 

Mr. Devos became interested in business at an early age due to the fact he would he was involved in his fathers company Amway. Later, after going to school for business he would work for his father in the family business. In the mid 2000’s Dick’s father divided ownership of the NBA’s Orlando Magic between his children making Dick a part owner of the team.

 

Dick with help from his brother Doug was able to take the Amway company global after some restructuring and renaming it Alticor. The restructuring put the family business in a whole other league so to speak. Soon after DeVos left the company in his brother’s hands to look after.