George Soros may be one of the most influential visionaries, entrepreneurs, and businessmen in the world today. With a philanthropic view, the businessman turned author is a man of many talents, and many faces, but is always focused on a single goal: To change the political and social interactions as we know them today. Since he arrived in the United States, he has done nothing but disrupts the political order of what has been previously established in the last century. With his Open Society Foundation, he is making history, and he is changing many lives in the process.
Who Is George Soros?
Hungarian by birth and born under the name Gyorgy Schwartz, he lived until adolescence in this country of Europe, until the Wehrmacht invaded Hungary in 1944 to collaborate with the Nazis, delivering Jews to transfer them to concentration camps, Help steal and catalog their properties. He was only 14 years old. After the Soviet victory against the Nazis in 1945, Soros went to London to study economics in the mid-1950s. There he met the philosopher Karl Popper, who would influence his libertarian view of politics and would become his inspiration.
Becoming The Open Society
In 1993 he founded the Open Society Institute, where the funding system became a global structure and was named Open Society Foundations. The open society took the form of a financial movement, aimed to change the world of politics and pushing excessive capitalism to the side. Soros suggests that the United States, the European Union, and many other parts of the world come close to classifying themselves as open societies and that the concepts of open society and market economy are intimately connected, and global capitalism has given us the closest thing to an open global society. The ideal open society is open to change and improvement. More than an idealist, he is a revolutionary. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
An open society is a form of social organization based on recognition that no one has a monopoly on truth, that different people have different views and interests, and that there is a need for institutions to protect the rights of all people to enable them to live together in peace, and harmoniously interact with a single system. It promotes social organization from governmental institutions or NGOs, protected by the rule of law and transparent, as an ideal form of welfare state. Read more on NYTimes.com.
In the past few years, George Soros has increased his donations to causes of human rights and equal democracy for all. He will surely keep on using his influence to make the world a better and more democratic place for everyone. He is a man who came from nothing and built a great empire.
Anthony G. Petrello is the present president, chairman of the board and chief executive officer or Nabors Industries. Besides his career in the oil and gas industry, Anthony is a well-known philanthropist in the Houston regions. Anthony Petrello’s philanthropy is heavily inclined to the medical field due to inspiration stemming from a personal matter. Petrello’s daughter was an early-born of 24 weeks who weighed approximately over one pound.
Soon after her birth, Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia Petrello received the devastating news that their child, Carena, was diagnosed with PVL or periventricular leukomalacia. The disease has a common association with prematurely born babies and causes serious neurological illnesses due to an inadequacy of blood and oxygen in the brain. As a result, Carena developed a chronic motor ability impairment, cerebral palsy, developmental complications, and a need for a full time personal care. Anthony Petrello and his wife Cynthia have dedicated their lives to providing funds to the medical field in support of research on the ignored area in neurology.
Tony Petrello set out to find the best medical facility by investigating hospitals across the nation that could help his child. He conducted research in Harvard, UCLA, John Hopkins, Europe and other locations around the world. Anthony revealed that in a bid to find a cure for his daughter, he concluded that there are few medical facilities focused on providing solutions to children with neurological complications. After years of research, Anthony and his wife found a medical facility that could cater to their daughter from their hometown, Texas.
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Tony Petrello contributed 7 million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital in 2006 with an aim to support children suffering from neurological diseases. In 2014, Anthony Petrello donated 5 million dollars to aid in research of genes linked to early childhood brain disorders at the neurological hospital. He commented that the hospital is a leading modern technological center that is helping millions of children with top-notch medical services.
Anthony donated $5 million to build a new Texas Children’s Neurological Research Center. Mr. Petrello honored his former mentor from Yale University, Professor Serge Lang, by donating $150,000 and matching up any other donations with an equal $150,000, to support an annual prize giving of the late professor. Currently, Anthony serves as a member of the hospital’s board of trustees and actively advocates for children in need of support.