Personality, Morals And Charity
When was the last time you gave to something greater than you? Did it feel fulfilling?
Or did it cause a real impact to be made? These are only single questions being asked. Were you limited to giving only at your church’s local events? If so, then we need to have a big discussion for what the philanthropists of the world have accomplished. Those feats can be daunting when taking into our personal perspective.
Especially if you’re looking at a man like George Soros. This giant of a man stands tall even among the names that equate with him. So don’t shy away from a charitable act because men like this seem to overshadow you.
We, therefore, urge you not to be discouraged. The world’s most involved givers and charitable souls had to first make something of them. They had to first have a dream before being able to share one to others. This is true and must occur before anyone is recognized as great or affecting philanthropy. The equation is simple for the leaders who avoid rushing their own achievements.
You cannot put the horse before the carriage and then call it greatness. An accomplishment must come first, and only then are you truly empowered. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
The fact is, you need something to give first and before you can truly give to another living soul. The world’s small group of powerful givers had to first incur more than enough for themselves and before they became qualified. This method is clearly seen within men like George Soros. There was no silver spoon in his mouth as he grew up in childhood. You might come from similar straits. Which means anything is also possible for you. Just look inside or look outward at our greatest examples.
George Soros was first concerned with being able to give to his family before giving to the world even crossed his mind. It was during the Nazi occupation of George’s home country when it began. These events led Mr. Soros into the United Kingdom where he saw the undying need for education, work and power to support a family.
Yet none of those came without enduring struggles and endless tests to build a young boy into the powerful investor we know of today. Though George’s first professional work in Europe was as a waiter and laborer in U.K.’s train yard, the urge for something greater laid dormant within him.
What eventually awoken became a person who saw himself as a great financial master. With the right education and passion to see his future improved, his financial education made him into a prospect most agencies were eager to have. But it was only when George started his own fund did we hear about his impact.
That impact is what enables him to be a man of philanthropy today. The impression is strong and is directly related to the fact that he first built his empire and in order to gather enough resources for real, impactful giving. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.
The Koch brothers’ fortune can be traced back to 1888 when their grandfather Hotze “Harry” Koch landed in America and started prospecting for wealth. The Koch brothers are establishing a distinct wealth management Family office that will oversee, manage and invest the family fortune. The investment firm otherwise labeled 1888 Management LLC was first registered in Delaware but has since been foreign qualified to operate in the states of California, Florida and Kansas. Estimating what will be managed by the family office will be pure speculation but a source associated with the office has put the figure around $ 2 billion.
The Family office has already appointed Trent May to head and oversee its operations. Trent May has being described as a financial wizard having turned round the Fortunes of the Wyoming Retirement System after its fall during the financial crisis of 2008. The $ 6 billion retirement scheme made a whopping 23% increases in returns and continued to rise. Trent has been positively credited by Thomas Williams the director of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System and Laura Ladd the Chair Woman of Wyoming Retirement System.
X5 OpCo LLC a telecommunication company has also been sighted by 1888 LLC. Its board consists of 3 executives Richard Dinkel, Steven Feilmeier and David May. Other than the 3 members it has Koch family representation in the form of David H. Koch, Anna B. Koch and Elizabeth b. Koch.
Charles Koch has criticized the American criminal system calling it overly punitive. He draws his experience form civil suits in which he has more defended his employees rather than leave them out in the cold. This has led him to fund advocacy groups that advance the rights and provide representation for minority groups and the poor in order to reform the justice sector. Charles Koch is interested in social advancement and mutual well being. His beliefs are some of the pillars in which the Vast Koch Empire is based on and might be one of the reasons that have made the Koch industries prosper.
We can survive happily even in a society that often misinterprets what we do and how we are. It is not our duty to let people know what kind of people we are. There are reasons however that may drive us to set the record straight. The Koch brothers found themselves in this very situation. Charles and David Koch often referred to as the Koch brothers entered the limelight in 2010 after the Dark Money book revealed some facts(and misrepresentations) of their role in politics. With politics comes great controversy. Journalists took this opportunity to spread the word that the billionaire brothers were running an anti-Obama campaign that trashed all the work he was supporting. The media coverage, though negative, worked in their favor thrusting them into the limelight even further. The Republicans are no longer silent actors in the political scene.
The Koch brothers are multi-billionaires associated with the Republican Party. To set the record straight, they informed the journalist for The Bill Moyers website that the Koch movement is not a reaction to Obama’s presidency. They have been on the political scene for many years and are not pegging their political hopes on their ability to trash Obama’s presidency. To clarify further, they are sole partners in the Charles Koch project and have no invisible donors. The Koch network also does not scatter money to conservative groups. Lastly, they stated that they are a not a virtual US third political party.
Charles Koch is a wealthy American businessman and philanthropist. He is the CEO, Chairman, and co-owner of the Koch Industries while his brother acts as the vice president of the company. The brothers own 42% each of the shares in this company.
Charles has written two books, The Science of Success and Good Profit. As a philanthropist, Koch supports the Republican Party and libertarian movements. He also funds market-oriented educational groups such as Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies.