Jason Hope is known as a futurist, philanthropist, investor and an entrepreneur. He is an Arizona native, and grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He later attended Arizona State University and received a degree in finance. Hope finished up his academic career by attending The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and receiving an MBA. He quickly obtained notoriety as a businessman and is now a sought after advisor. Hope has stayed loyal to his roots, and still resides in Arizona today.
Hope is also known for his commentary on The Internet of All Things (IoT), which he believes will become incredibly important in the future. The Internet of All Things is the network of physical devices (such as phones, appliances, etc.) which allows these devices to exchange information and connect to each other. Jason Hope stated in a February 2017 interview with IdeaMensch that he is excited about IoT becoming viable in the near future.
In addition to his technological commentary, Jason Hope is known for investing in scientific pursuits as well. In 2010 Hope contributed $500,000 to the SENS Foundation. Headed by Aubrey de Grey, SENS is a non-profit organization which researches age related diseases and works to combat them. Hope outlined the reason for his donation to the SENS Foundation, stating, ““I believe their work is essential to the advancement of human medicine and their approach to the overall problem of human aging and its associated diseases is the only way to go.” It is hoped that the research SENS is doing will help to combat diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
Jason Hope is also a philanthropist and has pledged his support to several different charitable organizations. He believes in young people and the ideas which they have to improve the world. This is why Hope began a grant program for young students and entrepreneurs. Hopefuls can submit their ideas through Hope’ website and then he picks the most interesting ones. The amount of money awarded for people to begin working on their projects ranges between $500 and $5000 dollars. In addition to educational charitable donations, Jason Hope has also donated to organizations such as the Arizona Science Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local Arizona chapters. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
Hope’s advice to young entrepreneurs is to focus on one project at a time. He also quoted Nolan Bushnell, who stated “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” His facebook page
George Soros is a man who is known to have taken advantage of the capitalist system that dominates the economic system of the world in the late 20th-century and early 21st-century. The work of George Soros as a business and investment specialist has seen the investment specialist create a personal fortune of more than $25 billion over the course of his career as a hedge fund manager who became famous in 1992 for the key role he played in the devaluation of the British Pound; the Open Society Foundations reports George Soros believes his own personal economic success has resulted in a commitment to charitable work being completed in the name of George Soros through the Foundations in the name of the Hungarian born philanthropist.
Capitalism may have allowed George Soros the opportunity to create a personal fortune Forbes rates as the 21st largest in the world, but he has also looked to bring an end to many of the advantages he receives as one of the world’s richest individuals. The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros was a major opponent of many of the dominant totalitarian regimes of the 20th-century, including the South African Apartheid system and the communist regime that swept across eastern Europe in the wake of the end of hostilities at the close of the second World War. Soros has taken a stand against both these outdated versions of the closed society and uses the ideology developed by philosopher Karl Popper of the open society that has been developed over the course of the career of the Austrian philosopher; Soros himself is known to have used Popper as a mentor as he set out on his life and career in the late 1940s in the London capital of the U.K.
In an article for The Atlantic, George Soros detailed his beliefs about how and why the open society is threatened within the U.S. by the rise of capitalism as the dominant ideology that has divided the world into the rich and the poor. Soros explained he sees many similarities between the global political situation at the start of the 21st-century that is similar to that of the early 20th-century in the buildup to the World Wars; in the 21st century, George Soros believes the rising threat of a capitalist system standing without rival will see a rise in fringe groups across the planet. Politico reports George Soros has been a major critic and opponent of the rise of the so-called “alt-right” in the U.S. that resulted in the election of President Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election cycle.