George Soros Working to Stop Government Corruption

Forbes says that George Soros is worth $25.2 billion, but he regularly supports programs around the world to help people have a better life. According to the Open Society Foundation, one program that George Soros supports is stopping corruption in governments around the world.

Housing in Buenos Aires

One of the most recent projects that George has supported is the right to rent fairly in Buenos Aires. More than one million people in the country rent their housing. Unfortunately, shady real estate practices have stopped many from having access to affordable places to live. Therefore, many people end up living in informal communities where basic services are not available. As more people move to these informal communities, the rent there is increasing dramatically, so many with limited resources are becoming homeless.

The Open Society Foundation used the freedom of information law to highlight violations of brokers charging unlawful commissions. They then took their case to court proving that the government had a history of overlooking these violations. While many brokers are now finding other ways to circumvent the existing law, the Open Society Foundation is working to raise awareness about the issue across the country. They are encouraging everyone to work together to find more accessible housing for everyone.


Pharmaceutical Oversight in Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan

George Soros has also been funding workers who are trying to stop corruption in pharmaceuticals in the Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Patients in these two countries are often charged outlandish fees for medicines they receive while in the hospital. The foundation created a public database of online markets where patients can see the price paid by the government for badly needed medicine. Creating this layer of transparency has helped to stop hospitals from charging exorbitant prices for medicine making the drugs more accessible to everyone. Another program allows patients to see which medicines should be available to them for free stopping medical facilities from charging for these drugs. The Open Society Foundations’ work has also encouraged the Kyrgyzstan government to set up a process allowing it to obtain drugs at the best prices.

Read more about George at The New York Times.

George Soros was born in Hungary. His father gave him to a Christian man to hide as the family was Jewish. George was able to attend the London School of Economics, and he eventually made it to the United States. After working for several financial institutions, he started his own investment firm. The money that George Soros made greatly impacted lives around the world.

Betsy DeVos Is A True Leader In Education

Betsy DeVos born January 8, 1958. She was nominated for the position of Secretary of Education by President Donald Trump. The nomination was approved by Senate a short time later, on February 7, 2017. The vote was close, 61-50, with Vice-president Mike Pence breaking the tie vote.

Betsy DeVos has been dedicated to education her entire life. She has donated most of her life and time to the subject of education and freedom of choice in education. According to, she is in favor of a school voucher program, allowing the parents of children who are schooled in the private sector away from a public schools to use those vouchers for a return for the money they spent in the private schools. This would allow competition among schools. And, according to DeVos, competition will make education better by the course of each separate school competing with one another for the best in record, just like colleges of today.

She has sought, through the school charter system, to improve schools and make the charter schools a ‘for profit’ system that will allow more competition for the parents’ dollar, thereby making the schools better for the students.

Believing in education for the betterment of the country, she has for years devoted much of her time and energy focused on making our schools a better place for students. This has been the crux of much of her charitable donations and the driving factor behind her political aspirations.

Betsy DeVos is a very active member of the Michigan Republican Party, and supported Jeb Bush and then Marco Rubio.

With her husband, she founded the DeVos Family Foundation to perform charitable work for education. Donating nearly $12 million in 2016, this brought the contributions of her and her husband to a life time total of over $100 million.

President George Bush appointed her to the board of directors of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2004. She served in that position until 2010. She and her husband funded a center to teach managers how to raise funds.

The DeVos husband and wife team donated over $22 million in 2010 to continue teaching arts managers. This donation was given in the name of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

She and her family also founded ArtPrize, an art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Betsy DeVos is married to the entrepreneur Dick DeVos. DeVos is the former CEO of the multi-level marketing company, Amway. He calls himself a philanthropist and an activist. Together, they have four children and five grandchildren.

Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.