George Soros is a highly successful investor, billionaire, business man, author, activist, and philanthropist. He puts a great impact on the world’s economy and social issues through his great fortune, good heart, and other influence. George Soros is the one who primarily funded the Ferguson Protests according to The Washington Times article titled “George Soros Funds Ferguson Protests, Hopes to Spur Civil Action”. Mr. Soros was also the news in the article “George Soros Rises Again” by Politico. George Soros inspires others to leave the world a better place by exemplifying excellence.
The Washington Times describes the contribution given by George Soros to be more than 33 million dollars; to assist with the efforts of the activists protesting in Ferguson. Mr. Soros has helped mobilized activist groups and has brought main stream media attention to the issues of injustice. This was highly beneficial to the movement and hugely responsible for the magnitude of the protests. Many of the groups were grass root organizations that already possessed the resolve and passion to make a change, but needed the resources that Mr. Soros was able to provide. These funds came with no strings attached or requirement for the groups to do anything on the behalf of Mr. Soros or his organizations. One of the groups that have flourished through George Soros contributions is “Black Lives Matter” and they continue to prosper and fight for injustice. George has also given millions to assist with police reform in the city of Ferguson. The article also describes the success of the organizations founded by or associated with George Soros. Learn more about his profile at washingtontimes.com.
The Politico article describes the heavy influence George Soros has had in politics with tens of millions used to be involved. Presidential and other elections were funded for candidates in tune with his ideology. George Soros is a liberal Democrat and has supported candidates such as Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Soros seemed to have been off the scene for a while, but is making news again after becoming more publicly engaged in politics with the 2016 election. Millions were donated to political groups that supported Hillary Clinton such as American Bridge 21st Century, Immigrant Voters Win, Voting Rights Trust, and various other Democratic organizations.
George Soros is of Hungarian heritage and a current American born on August 12, 1930. He is estimated to have a net worth of over 25 billion dollars and is revered as one of the best investors ever. He made his start and money in the early days through the banking industry. He has worked for various stock and securities companies and then founded Soros Fund Management in 1970. George Soros throughout the years has given back to the world and is highly respected as a philanthropist and outstanding good person. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Mindstrong Health is a biotechnology startup that is creating a smartphone app which can both diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders as well as aid in their management. It recently held a Series-A funding round in which is secured $14 million reports patientdaily.com. The investors involved in this round included Foresite Capital, Optum Ventures, Berggruen Holdings, ARCH Venture Partners, and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund.
Palu Dagum is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mindstrong Health. He released a statement after the Series-A funding round stating that he wants to help people who have mental disorders which will require objective measurements just like that which is done for physical diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. His company’s technology will deliver the app’s users with a continuous and objective measure of their cognition and behavior which hasn’t been possible before. The app can track the user’s attention, memory, processing speed, and executive function.
The CEO and Managing Director of Foresite Capital, Jim Tananbaum, also released a statement in which he said that Mindstrong Health’s team is particularly suited for helping people with cognitive health disorders which is why he invested in them.
Jim Tananbaum has been a longtime investor in startup health care companies. According to InsiderMonkey.com, he has taken the lead on more than 22 successful investments in companies in this industry including Amerigroup, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Amira Pharmaceuticals. He specializes in late-stage products as well as services in this important industry.
According to drewaltizer.com, it was in 1991 that Jim Tananbaum first entered the healthcare field when he co-founded GelTex. He was the CEO of this company which created non-systemic drugs until they successfully sold the company to Genzyme in 1997 for $1.6 billion. He first became an investor in other companies in the health care industry in 1993 when he became a partner at Sierra Ventures.
Jim Tananbaum has a very impressive educational background. He earned his BS and BSEE in Math and Computer Science from Yale University. The then attended MIT, earning a Masters in Information Theory, and Harvard Medical School where he earned his MD. In 1991 he graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA.
While education is the biggest thing that (Secretary of Education) Betsy DeVos focuses on in her political career, it was also something that heavily influenced her philanthropy career and something that she worked at tirelessly to make possible for many different children and the opportunities that were available to them. She knew that it would be important to do more and to offer more with the opportunities that they had. She also knew that it would be important to try new things in the educational sector so that children would have a better chance at being able to succeed with the lives that they had. Betsy DeVos used her foundation to create educational opportunities and additional art opportunities for children who would have never had the chance to be able to experience either of these things. She brought education to the poor economic classes and helped the children to realize that they were capable of doing different things.
Since Betsy DeVos was so committed to the different opportunities that were available in different situations, she knew that she was going to be able to help people. She also knew that she needed a way to do it. That is when she and her husband, Dick, founded their own foundation. Through this foundation, they worked to make communities better and prepare children for leadership opportunities. They also aimed to help with education in general and education about the arts so that they would be able to do more with the different things that they were able to do.
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The first things that she focused on when looking at education was the ability of poor children to go to private school. Save for a few hard-to-get scholarships and one-off opportunities, children who were poor had very little opportunity to succeed through private school and were, instead, subjected to the problems that came along with the public education system. Betsy DeVos aimed to eliminate these problems and wanted to make sure that they were going to be obsolete so that she wouldn’t have to deal with the guilt that came along with not having the opportunities.
There was also a lack of availability when it came to arts education for people who were in bad economic states. Children who came from poor families were not able to get the same type of arts education as those who came from families who were better-off. Betsy DeVos wanted to put an end to that and wanted to make sure that all children – no matter what their economic situation was – were able to get the best education when it came to the arts and to the things that they would be able to do with the arts. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.