publication date: Monday, July 22, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)
clue: He devoted most of his billions to an open society, only to be met by a hostile society that placed him at the center of numerous conspiracy theories.
explanation: Soros is a Hungarian-born investor and hedge fund manager who donated more than $32 billion to his charity, Open Society Foundations, which funds liberal and progressive causes and candidates. He is frequently mentioned in conspiracy theories that portray him as a puppet master of the Democratic Party and various liberal European parties. more…
intended difficulty: easy
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates