George Soros is best known for being the head of the multi-national hedge fund, Soros Funds. As the head of Soros Funds, he is responsible for investing billions of dollars in assets of individuals, pension funds, and other financial entities. Over the past 50 years, his career has been very successful and has allowed him to amass a very substantial net worth in excess of $25 billion. While the Austrian-born investor on Investopedia has amassed a sizable net worth, he has also donated a considerable amount of him wealth to various political and social causes.
While he was not born in the United States and is not a citizen, Soros is very aware of the significant impact that the United States Presidential Election will have on the world economy and social setting. Soros has been a very strong supporter of the Democratic Party in the past and has donated a considerable amount of money to keep the Republicans out of office. However, he has soured on the political process in the past when he ended up donating over $25 million towards a losing effort when John Kerry ran against George Bush in 2004.
While Soros had taken a step back when it comes to political donations, he seems to be very intrigued in the 2016 election. It has been reported that he has once again donated over $25 billion to the Democrats, this time in support of Hillary Clinton’s election to beat out Donald Trump. While having the money provided by Soros will be very beneficial on Twitter, the ultimate benefit could be that the donation could act as a catalyst to encourage more wealthy democrats to donate to Clinton.
Thus far, a number of wealth liberals have donated a considerably amount of money to the Hillary Clinton campaign fund on politico.com. Top environmentalist Tom Steyer of San Francisco is rumored to have donated over $30 million through his SuperPac and New York hedge fund manager Don Sussman has donated nearly $15 million.
Russian entrepreneur Alexei Beltyukov says that the nation of Russia can turn its economy around by investing in its most valuable resource, its own people. Growing up in the Soviet Union, Alexei Beltyukov lacked the support he needed to found and grow a business. Now he heads the Skolkovo Foundation, a non-profit group that helps budding companies in Russia get off to get a good start. Skolkovo Foundation provides much needed capital, access to a network of professionals and investors and advice on how to proceed in a business.
Alexei Beltyukov sees Russia’s economic woes as a sign that the country is too closely tied to exports of oil, caviar and weapons. A drop in the price of these items or sanctions against the country literally has crippled Russia’s economy and made it stagnate. It does not have to be this way according to Alexei Beltyukov. Russia can have a more vibrant and stronger economy that is more stable. Entrepreneurs and new businesses are the creators of Alexei’s vision of a stronger, more stable and less shock prone economy.
Mr. Beltyukov’s philosophy is simple. The government should help entrepreneurs and businesses especially in technology and business. This will in turn create jobs for the people. It will also stimulate other parts of the economy. Another plus side to having entrepreneurs and businesses taking off in Russia is that it will attract foreign investment and capital. Right now foreign investment is leaving Russia at a record pace.
Alexei Beltyukov has a number of ventures in Russia. They are Brunswick Rail Leasing, which is a company that leases freight train locomotives for the transport of goods throughout Russia. Another ventures is an auto body repair company called Mechanicus. New Gas Technologies looks to make further use of Russian petroleum production by creating additional products from this industry. Be sure to follow Alexei on Google +.
Miami is the land of opportunity for Latinos that come to the United States to find a better life. The political changes and the commodity boom across Latin American have given more Hispanics the opportunity to invest as well as migrate to the United States. The fear that currency devaluations could ruin what they accomplished in their native country, many Hispanics bought real estate and invest in other ventures in the Miami-Dade area. Venezuelan Danilo Diaz-Granados studied the migration patterns of Hispanics while he was studying at Babson College in Boston. Danilo decided to move to Miami to pursue his dream.
Danilo wanted to work in the investment industry after graduation. After graduating with a bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship and Economics, Granados was hired by Firemen Capital Partners as an investment advisor. Granados was given the role of environmental analyst. His role was to study demographics and the social factors that play a part in Hispanic business ventures. Granados discovered that the Gross Domestic Output in the Miami-Dade area is more than $140 billion a year. The driving force behind Miami’s economy is the trade with countries in Latin America. The success of the recent Hispanic residents is the culmination of previous generations of Hispanics that started to immigrate to Miami in the 1950s. But the other factor in the success of Miami’s Hispanic population is their desire to live the American dream, and Granados is helping his clients live that dream.
Granados developed a large client list with Firemen Capital Partners, and his clients all came from different Hispanic cultures. Danilo decided to document some of their stories, so he started Edge of Glory Films to show the world what being Hispanic means in the United States and across Latin America. Granados does all the legwork for his film company, and runs a related Vimeo account. He produces, directs, edits, promotes and distributes his films in Miami as well as in other countries.
Mr. Granados also helps the Hispanic community in other ways. Danilo invested in several retail ventures that help the Latino community find merchandise that is hard to find in the United States. Be sure to follow his journey in detail on Danilo’s Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Sanjay Shah founded Solo Capital in 2011. The company is located in London, and regulated by the United Kingdom. The company handles proprietary trading, consulting and sports investing. Shah started the company after he left the employment of a finance company where he had been working in accounting. Before getting into accounting, he had been going to medical school. He decided that medicine was not for him/ After he left accounting, it was around 2008, the markets were crashing and the investment community was hit with a major downsizing, so his only option was to start his own company. Solo Capital started in a small office in 2008 and grew to a very large company, with a number of employees.
Sanjay Shah made a big name for himself in the investment industry, but it is his charitable work that is in the news more these days. When his youngest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, he decided to dedicate his efforts to raising awareness of the condition and also raising money to support research in the field He and his wife have been focused on bringing the condition into the news more and more so that others will get involved with supporting research and understanding it better.
He did this by setting up Autism Rocks. At the time he was friends with Snoop Dogg, and was discussing the idea of organizing concerts with popular names and donating the proceeds from the concerts to autism research. Prince was the first name to perform for the organization. Today Autism Rocks is going strong, having concerts on a regular basis and funding many programs related to the condition. Today Sanjay considers himself retired, and he devotes most of his time to philanthropic activities. Obviously, one of the biggest efforts is Autism Rocks.
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Mike Baur is a man of many talents. This individual is known across the world as a famed businessman and entrepreneur. The companies he has created and/or funded have gone on to produce many successes both in monetary evaluations and popularity among users. Since creating a name for himself, Mike has created a company called the Swiss Start Up Factory (SSUF). Below you’ll find a brief background of the company and how it is supporting users all over the country.
The Swiss Start Up Factory is a company that allows young entrepreneurs to showcase their business talents and inventions. It is a special funding source that allows young entrepreneurs the ability to get the name of their company/product outsourced all across the global spectrum. The company starts off these young entrepreneurs with a 30 day trial period. During this period these inventors and visionaries receive assistance from top-of-the-line investors and managers. They receive one-on-one mentoring and coaching that allows for the company to spread their knowledge into the young minds that will shape our future. Mike Baur started the company to truly give back some of the successes he has gained through his many years of experience in this space.
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The company resides in Zurich and marks the location of where entrepreneurs receive their training and teaching. The network that the Swiss Start Up Factory reaches amasses companies and individuals all across the globe. This type of exposure allows for these start-up businesses and ideas to reach an audience unlike any other. Opening up Mike’s long list of contacts, investors, and associates allows for the maximum number of eyes to be on these new start-ups at all times. The entrepreneur isn’t going to find another company quite like the Swiss Start Up Factory with all it has to offer.
The company continues to develop as it takes on more partners and more entrepreneurs. This expansion of individuals also expands the wide variety of interested parties that connect with the factory. With Mike to back-up the many successes that are forth-coming, it is only a matter of time before we all experience some of the great inventions and inventors this company has to offer.
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