George Soros, according to Wikipedia, he’s described affectionately as:
You could say Wikipedia missed a few things. Soros was born to non-practicing Jews, in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930, in 1947 his family relocated to London, England where he attended the London School of Economics (LSE). One of the philosophers at LSE, Karl Popper, wrote a book in 1945 entitled The Open Society and Its Enemies, where Soros was first exposed to the concept of an "open society." Discover the Networks describes the term:
The term “open society” was originally coined in 1932 by the French philosopher Henri Louis Bergson, to describe societies whose moral codes were founded upon “universal” principles seeking to enhance the welfare of all mankind—as opposed to “closed” societies that placed self-interest above any concern for other nations and cultures.19 Popper readily embraced this concept and expanded upon it. In his view, the open society was a place that permitted its citizens the right to criticize and change its institutions as they saw fit; he rejected the imposed intellectual conformity, central planning, and historical determinism of Marxist doctrine.20 By Popper’s reckoning, a society was “closed”—and thus undesirable—if it assumed that it was in any way superior to other societies. Likewise, any belief system or individual claiming to be in possession of “ultimate truth” was an “enemy” of the open society as well. Popper viewed all knowledge as conjectural rather than certain, as evolving rather than fixed.
Four years after he graduated from LSE in 1952, Soros relocated to New York City to work on Wall Street as a stock trader. Things later took off as he took a job a portfolio manager at the investment bank Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Inc. In 1959 he moved to Greenwich Village, New York where he met his wife and married in 1960, and a year later gained his U.S. citizenship. It is around this time and place and Soros was most likely exposed to the radical & socialist views of people like Michael Harrington. This is also where Soro met his life long friend, poet, New Left radical, and psychedelic-drug guru Allen Ginsberg.
In 1969 Soros established the “Double Eagle Fund” for Bleichroeder with $4 million in capital, including $250,000 of his own money. Four years later, Soros and his assistant at Bleichroeder, Jim Rogers, set up a private partnership called Soros Fund Management. They subsequently changed the Double Eagle Fund’s name to The Soros Fund. In 1979 they renamed it again—The Quantum Fund; its value grew to $381 million by 1980, and more than $1 billion by 1985.
In 1993 George Soros established the "Open Society Institute." The OSI’s philanthropy works to support, as described in George Soros’ book Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000), p. 120, “stands for freedom, democracy, rule of law, human rights, social justice, and social responsibility as a universal idea.” Soros then hired Aryeh Neier to run OSI and the entire Soros Foundation Network, who 34 years earlier created the Students for a Democratic Society.
SDS aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions, remake its government in a Marxist image, and undermine the nation’s war efforts in Vietnam. (A particularly militant faction of SDS would later break away to form the Weather Underground, a notorious domestic terror organization with a Marxist-Leninist agenda.) Following his stint with SDS, Neier worked fifteen years for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—including eight years as its national executive director. After that, he spent twelve years as executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), an organization he founded in 1978.
Soros, through the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, accuses America of being "institutionally an oppressive nation and a habitual violator of human rights both at home and abroad." For example, the ACLU has long opposed practically all post-9/11 measures to increase national security as excessively harsh and invasive. HRW, on the other hand, accuses America of failing “to promote fundamental rights around the world,” along with accusations of torture and that is where our terrorism problems stem from.