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The Philanthropy of George Soros: Building Open Societies by George Soros, Chuck Sudetic

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My Philanthropy
George Soros
I am both selfish and self-centered and I have no qualms about acknowledging it; yet over the past thirty years I have established a far-reaching philanthropic enterprise—the Open Society Foundations—whose annual budget used to hover around $500 million and is now climbing towards a billion. (Total expenditures since 1979 are about $8 billion.) The activities of the Open Society Foundations extend to every part of the globe and cover such a wide range of topics that even I am surprised by it. I am, of course, not the only one who is selfish and self-centered; most of us are. I am just willing to admit it. There are many truly charitable people in the world, but few of them amass the kind of wealth that is necessary ...

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