George Soros: Wealth and Political Affiliations

George Soros is the founder and the current CEO of the Soros Fund Management LLC, an organization that deals in funding various organizations and groups of people towards achieving their dreams or ambitions. Born in Hungary, George Soros has established himself as a business magnate and a force to reckon with when it comes to investment and funding. His success in the management field has earned him a spot on the Forbes list of some of the richest and most influential businesspeople in the world. As a matter of fact, in the year 2016, Forbes estimated George Soros to be worth more than $25.2 billion.

Since its inception in the year 1969 as the Quantum Fund, the Soros Fund Management has grown drastically over the past four decades. For a company that was started with just $12 million, the Soros Fund Management currently boasts over $30 billion in assets alone.

On the Forbes list, George Soros is ranked position 29 in the global list of billionaires. In the USA, George is position 19 in the billionaire’s list. On the list of the top 400 billionaires, George Soros was ranked position 19 in the year 2016. In the same year, Forbes ranked Soros at position ten on the list of the highest-earning hedge fund managers.

George Soros has never been shy when it comes to supporting politicians. As a wealthy billionaire, Soros has always had the heart to give back to the society. If he is not busy supporting activists, then he is busy having a boardroom meeting with some of his political friends. In terms of supporting other political ambitions, George was at the forefront in funding the Clinton campaign during the 2016 US elections. Through his major funding ventures, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) estimates that George Soros dished out more than $25 million towards the Hillary Clinton campaign team. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Though George Soros supported Hillary Clinton during the just concluded presidential election, his support came as a surprise. This is because George Soros supported Barrack Obama during the 2008 election rather than Hillary Clinton. However, his support for Barrack Obama dwindled in the year 2010. Despite this, Soros still supported Obama’s re-election. Six years later, Soros changed his allegiance and supported Hillary Clinton presidential bid against Donald Trump.

As a supporter of liberal causes, Soros has always been a critic of Donald Trump who he accuses of doing the job of ISIS which is to install fear. During the presidential election, Soros was openly against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump ideologies. In one of his columns, Soros warned the voters to “resist the siren song” played by Cruz and Trump. Soros had argued that the ideologies of these two leaders were not effective in fighting terrorism. Visit this site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

After the shocking loss of Hillary Clinton, it remains to be seen what will be the next political step taken by Soros.

Role of Non-Governmental Institutions in Ensuring Justice Is Served for All

It is through upholding human rights and dignity that every person on earth, weather poor or rich can feel valued by the society they live in. Sadly, some people, organizations or countries do not observe the laid out laws that aims at protecting every human beings.

Some people are jailed without any legal representation or charged higher and unreasonable fines. Some other people are used by drug traffickers as means of transporting the illegal drugs and all other forms of injustices happening in the world.

It is because of this that Amnesty International was formed back in 1961, to represent all people, the minority, the voiceless, children and women. Since its inception. Amnesty has millions of members and it is funded by their contribution and other donors. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund

It is purely non-governmental organization that has members from over 150 countries across the world. Since amnesty is free from any interference from governments, it works effectively to represent the rights of any individual in any part of the world without preference or intimidation from any authority.

Among the people represented by Amnesty are; refugees, prisoners, women, children and other minority groups that are discriminated based on their sexuality or religious practices.

By representing these people, amnesty ensures that they have legal representation when they appear in court and although death penalty is legal in some states and countries, Amnesty still fights against it as it fights against torturing prisoners in an attempt of getting information out of them.

Amnesty works under the principle of global impartiality, justice for all, respect, global security and democracy for all. To protect children, amnesty fights against recruitment of child soldiers and advocates for free and compulsory education for all children in the world. Amnesty still works to protect all political people by ensuring that anybody involved in politics is safe to practice his rights without fear of extrajudicial killings.

There are other organizations who like amnesty have dedicated their time and resources in ensuring that human rights are upheld by all. Michael Lacey and Jim founded New Times and Village Voice Media and dedicated all their $3.75 million settlement money that resulted from their arrest case in 2007 into the organization to protect and fight for the right of all.

The two were arrested in the middle of the night from their homes for revealing the existence of a grand jury proceeding on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The jury was seeking some notes from the two journalists regarding the sheriff. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Lacey and Jim have now dedicated all the money that they got from their unwarranted arrest to protect freedom of speech and other human rights by giving voice to the voiceless through provision of funds to human rights organizations.

A Look At How Rick Smith Grew Securus Technologies

Richard Smith, commonly known as Rick, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies in 2008. His unique background in technology and telecommunications made him particularly suited for this role and it has proven to be a success as the company has rapidly grown under his leadership. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Later on, he earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

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It was in 1972 that Rick Smith started his professional career at Global Crossing North America, Inc. He worked at this company until 1998 and over the years worked in ever higher positions of responsibility. Some of the roles he played at this company included Chief Information Officer, Network Plant Operations Director, and the Director of Business Development.

After leaving Global Crossing, Rick joined Eschelon Telecom, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. His success in this position led to him being promoted to President of the company in 2000 and in 2003 he was named as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. He was phenomenally successful at Eschelon Telecom, increasing revenue from just $30 million to more than $350 million while leading the company. His success paid off when the company had a successful IPO on 2005. He remained at Eschelon Telecom after the IPO and left when he joined Securus Technologies.

Securus is a firm that specializes in providing technological solutions to law enforcement agencies and prisons throughout America and Canada. The technologies they supply are used by law enforcement officers to prevent and solve crimes. Securus Technologies also provides a host of solutions to prisons including technology to prevent contraband from entering the facility as well as a system that can monitor prisoners phone calls whether they are using facility phones or their own private phones.

In 2009, Rick Smith was also named as the Chairman of the Board at Securus Technologies. Under his leadership, the company has released a broad range of products and services that are unmatched in the industry. He had directed over $600 million being spent between 2013 and 2016 that resulted in new technologies, patents, and acquisitions of other companies in the industry. The company also recently completed a new call center in Dallas, Texas that is staffed by an industry leading group of customer service agents. The customer service agents typically interact with the families and friends of prison inmates and have been specially trained to sensitively handle their calls. The result of these investments that Rick Smith has directed has made Securus Technologies dwarf its nearest competitor, Global Tel Link, in products, services, and customer service. Read more on Crunchbase.com

Arthur Becker Acquires Three Townhouses In Soho

Arthur Becker, an investor in the technology industry, has traded his condominium project for three adjacent townhouses on Sullivan Street, Soho. Public records indicate that the New York City real estate investment guru acquired the ownership of 30, 40, and 50 Sullivan Street. The three townhouses, which are 6,500 square feet, are among the four properties that were developed in conjunction with the 19-story condo building, Madison Equities, and Property Markets Group. When talking to The Real Deal, Arthur did not disclose the amount that he invested in the project. However, the data acquired by Real Capital Analytics showed that he offered $15 million in preferred equity and an additional $5 million in mortgage. Other documents, filed differently, indicated that the transfer for the three townhouses was $22 million while some indicated $29.4 million. Becker denied to have made additional investments for the project transfer.

Arthur Becker is Madison Partners’ managing member. The investment company deals with different businesses, including real estate, biotechnology and information technology. In 1991, Arthur joined Bear Stearns’ private client service division. Here, he made significant contributions. Arthur managed a proxy contest with Arnold Palmer in an effort to replace the ProGroup’s senior management team and board of directors. Arthur, who served as the chairman of the company’s board of directors, oversaw the sale of Bear Stearns in 1994. He founded Bnox, Inc. where he worked as the president. Bnox sold products for single-use cameras to CVS, T Maxx, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart.

Arthur is credited for founding different companies that include Advance Partners, LLC, a UK- based advisory services company, and Atlantic Investors. Together with his financial partner, they acquired three data center companies, including Navisite. According to Angel.co, he led the company to acquire 10 companies in a span of 8 years before selling it to Time Warner in 2011. Arthur began investing in real estate and technology companies through Madison Partners. Later, he was appointed to serve as the chairman and CEO of Zinio, the largest digital magazine distributor in the world. Through his transformative leadership, he has enhanced the company profitability margins and succeeded in acquiring a digital company.

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