George Soros has a habit of putting his money to use for him in liberal causes that he views as worthwhile, and that has meant that throughout the previous election cycle he committed or donate at least $25 million in failed attempt to get Hilary Clinton elected and other Democrats into office as well. Now that Trump has won the top spot, he is certainly not pleased with the outcome, but he is still working alongside other major liberal funders in order to assess the situation and take on the initiative in other ways.
One definitely has to know who his friends are, and the outpouring of political contributions is one of the clear indications as to which side everyone is on. Taking that metric as a means of identification, George Soros has since met behind closed doors with a high-profile group of leaders which included everyone from Nancy Pelosi to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison. They will continue to fight against Trump’s initiatives even after his first 100 days have already revealed much about his ideas and plans to disassemble former President Obama’s achievements according to their collective opinion.
George Soros will continue to push back against the right as he continues to make his billions work for him in the areas of immigration and criminal justice reform. He seems to have fair better in some of the other races such as the defeat of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio where his $2 million donation likely had much to do with the outcome there. With 2017 and 2018 races looming, he looks to continue to support those with similar ideologies around the nation in even the smaller races that are often overlooked by many others in view of the larger arena.
However, this entire political squabble does not mean that George Soros the gentleman investor is going to let his corporate investments and fund management slide into the background. His main vehicle there is the Soros Fund Management organization that operates a private investment fund by the name of Quantum Partners. Together they just acquired struggling Violin Memory which once held prominence in the area of data storage hardware and corporate data centers. Violin was one of the premier players in the area of flash memory, but now struggles to compete with big names such as HP and EMC. The hope is that Quantum can use their prowess to get the company back into the fiercely competitive field with profit. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Overall, George Soros continue to operate efficiently despite the criticism (much of it unwarranted) that he receives from many of the organizations and people who are aligning with the players on the opposite end of the spectrum. He is simply a businessman trying to continue to convert advantages anywhere that he sees fit as he continues to age well into his 80’s with 5 children looking to carry his name even further into the history books of the United States as well as other nations around the world. Read this story about George at Politico.com.