Ferguson Protest Movement Finds Support From International Billionaire

It all began on August 9, 2014, after a white police officer gunned down unarmed black man in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. News of the shooting of Michael Brown spread like wildfire through the African American communities of the city. The next day protest, rioting and violent unrest rocked the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

The black community saw the killing as yet another example of brutal and unfair police tactics directed against African Americans — even before the details of what happened in the fatal encounter were thoroughly investigated by authorities.

The subsequent investigation cleared the police officer of wrongdoing, however. This only alienated the Ferguson black community even more. Protests became ongoing. Violence and rioting subsided, but thousands of people continued to pour out the streets to vent their rage. Follow George Soros on twitter.com.

The Ferguson Unrest quickly attracted the attention of international billionaire George Soros, a businessman and philanthropist who has long held an interest in grassroots social justice causes.

According to the Washington Times, Soros began to fund local groups that were determined to keep the Ferguson incident in the public eye, and use it as a focal point to raise awareness about historically unfair police tactics used against black people.

To date, Soros has donated some $33 million to Fergus protest groups. His financial support has been called instrumental in keeping the case of Michael Brown alive in the media and within the social fabric of not just Ferguson, but across the country.

It’s not surprising that George Soros would throw his support behind the Ferguson movement precipitated by a police shooting. Soros has a long track record of getting behind minority groups that he believes have a legitimate case to make about institutional oppression directed against them.

George Soros is recognized to be among the 30 most wealthy people in the world. His net worth is estimated at more than $25 billion. Born to a Jewish middle-class family in Hungary in 1930, Soros survived and escaped the horrific persecution of Jews by Nazi Germany after Hungary was invaded and occupied by the Third Reich in 1944.

With great effort, George Soros was able to flee his homeland for the United Kingdom. There he attended the London School of Economics and earned a bachelor of philosophy degree. He eventually landed a job in banking and went on to establish his own hedge fund – a pathway that would soon lead to make him enormously rich. Know more on CNBC about George Soros.

Soros has never forgotten his harrowing early years escaping Nazi occupation and struggling to start over as an immigrant. He has been using his great wealth for decades to support projects like that of human rights groups in Ferguson.

Anthony Petrello Is The Dan And Jan Duncan Neurological Research Center’s Partner

Anthony Petrello has been making deals with many big oil companies and shareholders, and as CEO of Nabors Industries, the company that owns some of the largest oil drilling equipment and rigs, he has earned a hefty paycheck. Petrello is also a partner and trustee at the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Center. He joined this philanthropic endeavor because his daughter Carena has a brain disorder. Anthony and his wife Cynthia had difficulty accepting that Carena would never be cured of her condition, but with a $7 million gift to the institute, they hope to equip researchers and doctors with some of the most advanced technology.

Petrello joined Nabors Industries in 1991 becoming Chief Operating Officer. He became Chairman and CEO in 2011 when the late Eugene Isenberg passed away, and he’s responsible for bringing technology and investor strategies to the board. Anthony Petrello attended Yale University where he majored in Advanced Mathematics and graduated with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. He received a J.D. from Harvard and started practicing law at Baker & McKenzie. He served some of the most prestigious clients including Nabors Industries and helped them in matters related to tax compliance, litigations, SEC regulations, offshore accounts and other corporate law issues. In addition to Nabors Industries and the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Board of Trustees, Petrello also serves on the advisory boards of Stewart & Stevenson LLC and Hilcorp Energy.

What’s New With John Holt

Recently John Holt attended the 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A conference for the Texas Bankers Association. Mr. Holt is the President and CEO of NexBank, and while he was the conference in New Orleans, Louisiana he served as a panelist. The panel he was discussing was titled “Reinventing Community Banking: Prespectives on Competing By Innovation.” (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ceo-and-president-of-nexbank-speaks-at-texas-bankers-associations-annual-strategic-opportunities-conference-300360910.html)

The Conference is a chance for the upper management of banks to come together with financial experts to exchange ideas and thoughts on how they can improve current banking procedures. The M&A conference took place on November 7,2016.

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