Friday, October 3, 2014
OSF Founder Soros Instrumental in Advancing Drug Reform Policies in the United States
Financier George Soros has become one of the largest supporters of drug reforms ranging from medical marijuana use to the easing of sentencing for drug charges. His foundation has donated about $200 million to drug reforms since 1994, double what most people had estimated until now.
Worth an estimated $24 billion, Soros has funneled billions of his fortune, built through his hedge fund and famous deals like when he shorted the British pound in 1992, into his Open Society Foundations. It’s now a philanthropic powerhouse that has given about $11 billion towards causes including public health, human rights and drug reform through his lifetime....