George Soros Big Campaign Funding Comeback

The 2016 US Elections saw George Soros make a huge comeback in the political funding circles. According to a report published by Politico on July, 2017, the renowned billionaire and avowed supporter of the Democratic Party committed over $25 million to support Hillary Clinton and downstream candidates and causes espoused by her party. The move was seen as a huge turnaround, since his unprecedented offer of in $27 million campaign donation to support the John Kerry’s unsuccessful presidential bid in the 2004 elections. To further shore up his backing, the 85 year old billionaire planned to attend the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia, but cancelled the trip a few days earlier to monitor the situation in Europe. Close confidants have intimated that Soros decision to turn up the heat was informed by his fervent support for Clinton and fear of GOP rival, Donald Trump. Know more on about George Soros.

In the recent past, Soros has accused of many ills, including supporting ISIS aims by stoking fears. Mr. Michael Vachon, one of Soros political advisors added that the emergence of Trump on the political scene meant the things Soros cared about like religious tolerance and criminal justice and immigration reform would be sent to political periphery. The Hungarian born, New Yorker has amassed a fortune of over $24 billion mostly through risky currency trades. The decision by Soros to support Clintons’ candidacy in the 2016 Elections also saw other big money liberals chime in with big checks. The other donors include; Tom Steyer, a San Francisco based environmental activist; Don Sussman, a New York hedge funder and media moguls Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban. Tom Steyer offered $31 million while Don Sussman gave $13.2million to a number of committees and campaigns supporting Hillary Clinton. George Soros is a staunch adherent of free market ideals.

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In a 1997 article appearing on The Atlantic magazine, Soros wrote extensively about the threat of laissez faire capitalism even though he made his money in the free markets. He argued that unfettered intensification of laissez faire capitalism and free reigning market values would unlike anything else endanger the prevailing democratic and open society. The other threat was communism with permeated across much of the USSR and the Eastern Bloc countries. To this end, Soros established Open Societies to support civil society activities in his native Hungary, an excerpt on Wikipedia reveals. The organization was also tasked with promoting human rights and freedom of expression. Soros interest in philanthropy can be traced back to the 70’s, when he began offering scholarships to black students in South Africa to attend the University of Cape Town. The Open Society Foundations has been spending about $500 million annually to support many other initiatives including immigrants and refugees. Visit his profile on Twitter.

Greg Secker; Philanthropist, Trader, and Businessman

Greg Secker is the founder of Learn to Trade. He answered a Q&A that appeared on the CEOCFO Magazine. Secker was asked to comment on his philosophy of not asking why, but why not. He said that it has always been his philosophy and this meant that he started things first and then thought about them later. He believes that there is no reason for not giving something a chance when we ask why not. We can then think about the specific details as we progress.

Greg Secker explained how he made the leap into financing even though he studied agriculture in school. He made money by selling and repairing computers when he was a student at the University. He was able to improve his technical skills by teaching himself how to program as time moved. He met an employee from Thomas Cook at a job fair at the University. This enabled him to get a job at the company and on the team that developed the Virtual Trading Desk.

Greg gained interest in foreign exchange trading while working on the product. He had a grasp of the complexities of trading. He had written the functions that were making the trades. Secker got the idea of giving talks on foreign exchange trading after attending seminars by Jack Canfield and Tony Robbins. He started speaking in 2003. Greg has given more than five thousand talks in many places around the world. Secker said that his way of giving back to the community is through the Greg Secker Foundation. Its mission is to empower the youth by equipping them with life skills that will help them to engage with the world.

Greg Secker was born in 1975. Greg is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham. He is the founder of Capital Index, FX Capital, SmartCharts Software, and Learn to Trade. He started the Greg Secker Foundation in 2010. Secker was awarded the British Telecom Award for innovation in e-commerce. He was the keynote speaker at the National Achievers Congress that was held in London. Knowledge to Action was a finalist at the National Business Awards in 2009.