There are many people in today’s world that could make a difference in how the world is run. However, they are too poor to be taken notice of, and their education is too lacking to make a difference. For others, they’re too sick to find work to earn enough money to fund their educational goals. If these people could only rise above their burden of poverty the world might be a better place to live in for all people. George Soros has the money and the aspiration to fix this problem through his charities.

George attended school to learn about philosophy and economics. These are two subjects that have driven him to attain great wealth and influence on the world. He uses his assets to fund the Democratic Party in hopes that the right leaders can be elected to make the differences that he knows to be possible within society. In the meantime, until such leaders can come to be, George will use his charity, the Open Society Foundation, to make all the changes possible. George follows the philosophy of the illustrious Karl Popper. His belief was that when everyone has money and every citizen has an education, and then there can exist a better world. Karl called this concept a free and open society.

George uses that philosophy as the driving force to fund the poor. Through his charity, George has made sure that if an impoverished citizen wants to bring themselves up out of poverty, but is only lacking an education with which to find a proper job, then George will fund their educational pursuit. If the citizen wants to find a job, but is too sick to work, then George will fund their costs for medical aid to become healthy enough for employment. If a person is unfairly incarcerated, George will hire lawyers to help set them free. It is only through the unification of the citizens working together for a better world, that such a world can be brought about. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

George Soros suffered some of the worst experiences as a child, arising from the Nazis coming to his Hungarian homeland and murdering several Jewish people, a community that George is a member of. If it weren’t for George’s father, he would have been identified as a Jew and killed along with the other people that the Nazis discovered. However, George’s father had money from his time spent as an attorney. He used this money to buy false identity papers to fool the Nazis into believing George and his family was Christian. This is proof alone that money can keep people alive, even when faced against impossible odds.

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Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley CEO, who is a skydiving enthusiast, had a horrific accident in October of 2013. While skydiving in California, Mr. Wirth was not able to make it to his designated landing area. He landed in a vineyard full of upright poles which supported the vines. One of those poles almost completely severed his right arm and, due to the extensive blood loss, almost took his life. Surgeons were able to reattach his arm, and Mr. Wirth has been recovering with help from his family, friends, and occupational therapists.

While recovering, Mr. Wirth met a group of Navy Seals doing winter mountain combat training at Squaw Valley. In the meantime, he sent a video of himself riding a bike to IRONMAN CEO Andrew Messick. Wirth had been trying to get an IRONMAN 70.3 race, and the video prompted Messick to do so. Mr. Wirth created a relay team which consisted of one of the Navy Seals he met as swimmer, a college friend for cycling, and himself as runner, forming a team called Special Warfare Warrior Support Team that raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to provide support to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. Post 9/11, there has been a demand for Special Operations Forces around the world. The U.S. Navy SEALs spend most of their time away from home serving our country. Our country is dependent upon their service. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides the following programs: warrior support and family services, educational opportunities, tragedy assistance, survivor support, and legacy preservation.

Andy Wirth and his IRONMAN team members are once again competing this year to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. Please help Andy Wirth’s Special Warfare Warrior Support Team reach his goal and give at: https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport