George Soros Comeback

History of the Philanthropist-George Soros

George Soros is an investor, author, philanthropist, and self-made billionaire. The 87 year old Hungarian is the head of Soros Fund Management, and Forbes listed him as the 21st richest person globally, with a net worth of 26$ billion.

Soros is a survivor of the Nazi regime in the 40s, and hails from a humble background, such that he financed his education at the London School of Economics. Having pursued economics provided a foundation for his career in finance. Like other self- made billionaires, Soros success journey started when serving as an analyst of European securities. His hard work raised him to the capacity of vice president at the Arnhold and S Bleichroeder, among others.

Soros Philanthropy Work

Having grown in a humble background, George Soros appreciates giving back to the society. This generous cause has led to the establishment of Soros Fund Management, known as the Quantum Fund Endowment. Initially, this charitable organization started as an Open Society Foundation that made billions of donations. The organization has a net worth of over 25 million, according to Forbes. Being the most popular philanthropist, Soros aids regions experiencing natural catastrophe, he puts up after-school programs in New York, and pushes for justice of the unlawfully arrested. His charity program started by issuing scholarship program for the South Africans during the apartheid regime. His background in Hungary, being from the minority (anti-Semite) laid a platform for him to consider the minority, as he believes educating the persecuted is an effective way to handle prejudice.

Soros Rising Again

After making amicable charity to the society, Soros has been silent or rather less actively involved in financing politics and specifically presidential campaigns. One of such instances to remember is his involvement in shaping the democratic system in the Eastern Europe. However the good news, according Politico Magazine is that Soros has made a comeback. His return is culminated by his support of the US presidential campaign, for Hillary Clinton and fellow democratic aspirants. These claims have been proven by the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), having carried out interviews with Soros’s associates. Read more about George at The New York Times.

Moreover, Soros political advisor confirms his engagement in making donations to Democratic causes. These donations are at times made through other organizations like the Priorities USA Action that received $7 million in support of Clinton. Further FEC indicates Soros involvement in donating $2 million to an opposition research against Trump’s win.

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The Ferguson Protest

It’s common for prominent entrepreneurs in the business world to support political campaigns or get politically affiliated. This is not any different from Soros, who according to the Washington Times, was behind the funding of the Ferguson Protest Movement where he made a donation of $33 million in one year. The funds were involved in coordinating the groups in Ferguson. Soros believes that citizens have a right in exercising their democratic rights, in state affairs. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.

IDLife And Logan Stout Want To Help You Live Your Best Possible Life

Logan Stout is founder and CEO of a health and wellness company called IDLife. Mr. Stout has an extensive sports background. He started as a student athlete and continued to play through college. He is a married father of two that lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Mr. Stout started his illustrious career in sports before he had even graduated from high school. He played both baseball and basketball and was on the varsity team for each sport. He played professional baseball after college. He participated in 17 different world series events. He is the CEO of The Dallas Patriots this baseball franchise, known to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Logan Stout is a motivational speaker. He also loves to pass on his technical know how and teaches baseball to young people. He has coached different sports teams since he was in college. He has a degree in psychology from the University of Dallas and he has a business degree from Panola College in Carthage, TX.

Mr Stout combined his love of sport with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2014 he founded IDLife. IDLife is a revolutionary health and wellness company. IDLife sells everything from shakes and supplements to sleep strips and weight management supplements.

When someone logs on to the IDLife website they fill out the personalized assessment IDLife provides. IDLife stands apart because instead of making the customer figure it out they have designed this assessment. Mr. Stout thinks that extra step ensures each individual will get the exact products they need instead of having to guess.

The goal of The IDLife experience is to help people live healthy lives. They have teamed up with Garmin to give customers an even bigger step up. Garmin is a leading manufacturer of wearable gear.

Customers now have the option to track their progress using Garmin’s line of vivo activity trackers and the Garmin IndexTM Smart Scale. There will be full integration to the IDWellness mobile app. This way customers can easily track their progress on their own.

James Dondero: Multiplier Theme of American Airlines & Energy Firms

Nowadays, you can invest in multiple assets, which share common “themes.” If you win, your profits are multiplied. Highland Capital President James Dondero has demonstrated this alternative investing strategy with American Airlines and multiple limited partnerships (MLPs) in the oil and natural gas industry. Of course, fuel is one of the primary costs for airlines, so this was an interesting topic during the March 25, 2017 James Dondero Barrons interview.

 

“Energy & Transport”

 

Some might think that alternative hedge fund managers might not be engaged in risk management, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The addition of American Airlines and energy firms (such as Targa Resources and Enterprise Products Partners) to the same Highland Capital fund is a great example of risk management. If fuel goes down, American Airlines wins; if fuel goes up, the energy firm wins.

 

James Dondero might call this a combination of high conviction “themes.” Certainly, James Dondero’s links to Dallas make it highly likely that he would be an expert on energy. American Airlines also has its headquarters in Dallas. So, is James Dondero simply investing in Texas-based firms?

 

“Argentina Needs Capital”

 

The answer is No.

 

If an asset is part of an important on-going theme, then James Dondero will consider it. His “alpha analysts” are continually reviewing almost a dozen of these high-conviction themes. These might identify macroeconomic trends and look for securities, which have the desired characteristics for solid profits.

 

Argentina has defaulted eight times on its sovereign debt since 1824, the latest being in 2014. Can Argentina (or any nation) survive without access to the capital markets?

 

No.

 

Therefore, James Dondero’s Highland Capital invested in Argentina sovereign debt. Priced at 70 cents, these rose to 120 cents when the next Argentina leader returned to the global bankers. James Dondero & Highland understand that capital is a necessity for nation-states.

 

“Dondero Charitable Giving”

 

Highland Capital has also allotted $3.5 million a year for non-profit organizations. The primary goal is create “transformative” changes in the community. James Dondero multiplies his profits and shares them with the entire community. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonderohcm