Washington Times Touts George Soros as “The People’s Billionaire”

George Soros is quoted as saying, Independence has allowed him to forge his own path towards a world that’s more open, more just, and more equitable for all. The New York Times refers to George Soros as “The People’s Billionaire.” Soros, Founder, and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations have contributed a total of $36M since 2000 and 2014. The funds have been distributed to 55 organizations on the march’s steering committee.

Some of the groups receiving the funds are well known by their acronym and name, such as the NAACP, the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), Union of Concerned Scientists, Public Citizen, People’s Action and many more.

Among receivers of George Soros generosity as a philanthropist, the Open Society Foundations help countries to make the transition from communism. The mission of the Foundation is to work to build and tolerate democracies where the governments are accountable to the people and responsible for creating a democracy for the people.

Physicians for Human Rights is a recipient of Open Society Foundation’s donations. The recent incident in Syria when people were subjected to chemical attacks by a Syrian military airstrike in the neighborhood of Khan Sheikhoun, a northern province. The doctors and nurses who devote their lives to saving people every day could not successfully save lives if it were not for the financial support they received from Open Society Foundations.

George Soros has always been known for having an open heart for lost causes. Whether it be health, educational or legal issues confronting people where people are unlawfully held, in need of education or freedom, Soros has been there to advocate for the people and remain steadfast to invoke change where freedom and human rights are concerned.

The philanthropic guideline George Soros has emphasized over the years is his mantra for civilization. George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 and lived through the Nazi takeover during WWII. He witnessed the murdering of 500,000 Hungarian Jews before he fled Hungary and made his way to London, England. There Soros sought an education in economics and emigrated to America in 1956. Once in America, he established himself and began his financial career in investments where his fortune was made and continues to grow under his hedge fund, Soros Fund Management.

It was not until 1970 when the Soros Fund Management was established and continues today. Once his hedge fund was created he began providing scholarships to the black South Africans under apartheid. His work to enlighten people under the communist rule of the freedoms beyond the Berlin Wall created the Central European University, where “critical thinking” was fostered and promoted. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

Wherever there is a cause for justice for the people you will find the philanthropy of George Soros guiding the movement. Even today, Soros now in his 80’s, continues working at Open Society Foundations. He does a considerable amount of travel supporting his endeavors for positive change in world leadership. He has remained steadfast in his beliefs and understanding of how the world should be and has played an integral role in shaping the movement of freedoms both here in the United States and over the entire hemisphere.

George Soros is quoted as saying “Independence has allowed him to forge his own path towards a world that’s more open, more just, and more equitable for all.”

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Julia Jackson: A Young Legacy in the Wine Industry

Some could say that wine was in Julia Jackson’s blood – who is the middle daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke – names synonymous with fine wine. While she currently serves as the spokesperson for Camrbia Wines, she has a long, diligent road to establish herself as a leader in the wine industry. Growing up Julia was consistently surrounded by the wine business and the art of making wine. For her, it was a family affair and she participated actively with her family in the process from her earliest memories until today. Her father instilled hard work in her, and she has fond memories of she and friends sorting out grapes in the heat in order to contribute to their family business.

Julia Jackson kept that work ethic with her through life. In the summers and after school she worked diligently at the family’s wineries where she eventually met a good friend who was a native of France that eventually brought her to Bordeaux for a summer where she really developed her passion of French wines.

Julia attended Scripps College and then earned a General Management degree from Stanford.

In addition to her work with wine, Julia founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment in 2014. The goal of the program is to celebrate women who have overcome hardships in their personal lives and are now striving to inspire others. The foundation calls them “Warrior Women.” The foundation donates $100,000 in grants each year to nonprofit organizations that align with the program’s goals.

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The winery also produces small batches including wines from two vineyards named for Barbara’s daughters. This includes the Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. This wine was highlighted as a Wine of the Year by the infamous Wine Enthusiast

Jim Tananbaum Proudly Welcomes the Great Mind of Dr. Molly He to Foresite Capital

Foresite Capital, a firm that deals with healthcare equity growth recently hired Dr. Molly He as the executive venture partner. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Molly was a senior staff at Illumina and boasts over 15 years’ experience in research and development of pharmaceuticals and genomics.http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/foresite+capital/740/

Key Player

Jim Tananbaum, Foresite Capital’s M.D and CEO, was excited to welcome her to the team and termed her as one of the highly regarded researchers for next generation sequencing. Jim Tananbaum was confident that with her leadership prowess and massive know-how in drug development and genomics, she would be a vital figure in the continued expansion and growth of Foresite Capital. Commenting on her entry to Foresite Capital, Dr. Molly noted that she was proud to join the esteemed firm. She expressed her eagerness to help in the growth of the enterprise’s next-generation sequencing.

A Rich Legacy

Dr. Molly’s academic qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in the area of protein Biophysics from two respected institutions. In the early years of her career in the pharmaceutical industry, she focused on the development of cancer and immune diseases antibody drugs for about ten years. She later worked for Pacific Biosciences as the head of protein sciences. Her mandate was developing protein reagent for the single molecular real-time sequencing chemistry. Dr. Molly then moved to Illumina where she dealt with innovation and improvement of the firm’s global protein reagent. Dr. Molly boasts more than 20 papers published in her name as well as over 20 patents in next-generation sequencing.

Foresite Capital

Foresite Capital focuses on capital growth for healthcare providers in private and public domains. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, but it also holds an office in New York.

About Jim Tananbaum

Jim Tananbaum got his training at Yale University where he got a BS and a BSEE. He then proceeded to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for an MSC, Harvard Medical School for his MD, and eventually to Harvard Business School for his MBA.

Jim worked for several reputable companies, including GelTex, Sierra Ventures, Theravance, and Prospect Venture Partners before founding Foresite Capital. Jim’s prowess was manifested in all his roles, and he grew with every position he held.

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