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Dick and Betsy Devos’ Big Hearts

Dick and Betsy DeVos are passionate about giving a helping hand to the less fortunate and their generosity has lift an eyebrow to some people who claim they are after political popularity. The truth, however, is the couple believes that being wealth is not about what one wears or what car one drives but the ability to give to those in need. Recently, Forbes ranked them position twenty-four in the top giver list. The family gave an account of how they have given the one hundred and thirty-nine million dollars.

The DeVos’ first passion is helping schools so that all the school especially the ones at less fortunate neighborhood can have privilege as the rest. In 2015, they gave a total twenty-six percent of their total donations to schools. They have helped many schools and accountability of the support is important to them; they want to make sure what they do helps the children. Five years ago they launched an aviation school and forty percent of the students are from less fortunate families.

Art and Culture are Dicks and Betsy second focus, twenty-one percent of their charitable contributions fall here; they believe high-quality culture is a start to a great art culture. They previously had contributed twenty-two million dollars to launch DeVos Institute of Art Management at the University of Maryland.

The remainder of the share of the donation went to Health and Human Services five percent, civic, community and others sixteen percent, churches four percent, public policy twelve percent and leadership and development thirteen percent. The couple is never interested in getting anything back, as long as they are sure the contributions are helping someone they are good. At Spectrum Health Foundation for instance, they were so pleased that donation will assist in finding a solution for childhood brain cancer. DeVos and his wife have included their children in their philanthropic work; they also know and understand the donation their parents make.

Dick DeVos has a vast of experience since he began his career path in 1974. He started working at Amway a company his father founded, before becoming the vice president in 1984 he held different positions in marketing, sales R$D, and finance. As vice president, DeVos led the company to triple its sales in foreign markets and opening new markets. He later was the president and CEO of Orlando Magic a basketball franchise, before he was appointed everyone believed in him, guests called him a business and political specialized. He then left to take over the presidency of Amway after his dad’s retirement and during his reign, the company flourished and expanded business to over fifty countries; he then retired from his father’s company to be the President of the Windquest Group.


George Soros comes back to the limelight

As you know, Americans voted in 2016. What you don’t know, is that the political game had many players and George Soros was one of them. He was not vying for any electoral position of course, but he was involved as a sponsor.

George is a Democrat supporter and enthusiast, and he had pledged money to the Hilary Clinton’s campaign. In 2004, he did the same as he didn’t want George Bush to win. He had committed approximately $27 million to the 2004 elections, but George Bush won the presidency. He later disappeared from the limelight although he continued to support the Democratic Party causes.

He came back so that he could support Hilary Clinton. There are three major reasons; his long term relationship with Clinton, his trust and faith in her and the fear of Trump winning. His opinion of Donald Trump is what motivated him to commit over $25 million to the campaign to promote Hilary’s popularity among the different states. He has on more than one occasion accused Trump to be in support of ISIS- a terrorist group on Politico. George didn’t support Hilary only but all the other candidates as well.

His reaction to the election

Despite the hard work and commitment shown by Hilary and the rest of the party members, she lost the elections to Donald Trump who is set to be inaugurated on January 20th, 2017. George Soros and the rest of the sponsors and other Democrat supporters scheduled a meeting to discuss the results. They met for a three-day conference to try and find a strategy to fight back Trump.

The liberals on BusinessInsider are planning to fight Trump from day one after he takes the oath of office. They want to focus their efforts to thwarting his plans which they have termed as an assault to President Obama’s achievements.

Soros has stated that he is committed to investing his time and money to oppose Trump.

About Soros

George Soros has been reported to be among the 30 richest people in America. The self-billionaire was born in Hungary but later relocated to England for his studies 1947. After his immigration, he attended the London school of Economics where he did his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and later Master of Science in the same subject.

After graduating, he couldn’t find a job so he ended up settling for a salesman at the wholesale shop. During this time he wrote letters to all the managers of the Merchant Bank on Forbes. Most of the letters were ignored, but one day he got a positive reply. He was offered an entry level job at the Merchant Bank, and that marked the beginning of his career. Later in 1956 he moved to New York City in U.S.

In 1970, George Soros founded the Soros Fund Management, and he served as the chairman of the fund. He did resign from Double Eagle Fund in 1973 because he couldn’t manage two funds. After that, he focused on growing the Soros Fund.

Sam Boraie – Visionary Real Estate Developer & Philanthropist

Boraie Development LLC offers a wide variety of services focusing on all aspects of the urban real estate industry. The Team with Sam Boraie as Vice-President, while giving unrivalled service to their clients is dedicated towards building outstanding properties.

Sam Boraie is a visionary, phenomenal businessman, and philanthropist. The 73 year old real estate mogul and entrepreneur is regarded as a town hero in the New Brunswick community of New Jersey.

Boraie Development LLC deals in property management, real estate development, and sales/marketing. The Company works with financial institutions, contractors and architects to ensure project completion.

Real Estate Development

Boraie Development LLC operates as real estate Company. They offer speciality services that are focused on all areas related to the urban real estate sector such as Property Management, Development, and Sales & Marketing. The Company is based in New Brunswick although services extend across New Jersey to places like Newark and Atlantic City.

Boraie Development’s 30 year track record in development has made them among the most sought New Jersey developers. The goal is to create projects that are attractive to residents, tenants, and financial partners.

Boraie Development in New Brunswick

As Boraie nears completing his latest New Brunswick project, a high-rise deluxe luxury residential located in the city’s heart called The Aspire, in his view, the vision he had 4 decades for New Brunswick continues to taking shape.

The 25-storeies Aspire is the tallest New Brunswick building and has 40,000 sq-ft of office space, 121 residential units, 10,000 sq-ft of retail space, and a 400-space parking garage together with outdoor space suitable for barbeque and walking your dog.

Boraie’s next project is going to be the Albany Street Tower Three. This will be a mixed-use building that will have 150,000 square feet of space.

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Property Management

An important part of Boraie Development LLC’s overall strategy is managing their properties. This enables the Company, over time, to create additional value for their assets. Their properties are maintained with exceptional detail and physical improvements are undertaken continuously. Part of the functions undertaken by Boraie Development LLC’s Property Management wing include administration, accounting, marketing, leasing, maintenance, and customer service.

Through Boraie Realty subsidiary, the Sales Division has seamlessly integrated Property Management with Development to better understand the key intricate residential and commercial factors that determine local sales. Boraie Realty has successfully sold in excess of $150 million in terms of both commercial and residential transactions. See:

Boraie thePhilanthropist

As a respected community-minded philanthropist, not only is Sam Boraie a trustee on the Board of Trustees for the historical State Theater in New Brunswick but his Boraie Development is an active supporting partner, contributing towards sustaining the theatre’s education and artistic and programs.

Sam Boraie is also on Elija’s Promise Advisory Board where he is helping in promoting the mission of the non-profit of providing the hungry with nutritious meals and providing New Brunswick with food service training. Boraie was recently named by Rutgers as Chair in Genomic Science.


Formally a trained chemist in Egypt, Boraie came to the US in 1970 for his doctorate studies where he discovered his passion for real estate. Sam never returned to the lab and now with his three grown children is working as one of the most successful Brunswick real estate developers with vast philanthropic interests.

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