George Soros, billionaire investor and philanthropist, is donating $100 million to Human Rights Watch in his largest ever gift.

Soros will announce the gift later today, The New York Times reported. It will be by far the largest gift that Human Rights Watch has ever received.

Philanthropic donations have been smaller this year thanks to economic uncertainty, with only one gift greater than $100 million, compared with six last year, according to Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy.

"We're seeing noticeably fewer charitable gifts at the $100 million level from individuals reported than we did just a few years ago," Patrick Rooney, the center's executive director, told The New York Times.

Soros, 80, told The New York Times that he plans to make a series of large gifts.

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andrc657

Tell the republicans that MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES do not need more HUGE tax cuts. Thanks.

September 08 2010 at 6:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
map1246

The wacko Dems are in denial when it comes to Soros. He is a convicted criminal, and he did work for the Nazis with no feelings of guilt, according to him. Soros is a reprehensible human being.

September 08 2010 at 5:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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kbright677

We don't care for anymore lies from the Repugnicants! We had enough with Bush/Cheney lies and the crooked corruption from the Republican buddies, Abramoff, DeLay, Ken Lay,Jeff Skilling, Bernie Madoff,Art Nadel, etc. There are so many that I can't even name them all!

October 30 2010 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kbright677

Why are you worried about him being a Nazi sympathizer. Isn't that what Boehner is? He's out there stomping for the Republican candidate who puts on his NAZI uniform and celebrates his Nazi influence.

October 30 2010 at 10:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Richard

Well George, I could sure use a really good donation from you, however, I assume there will be strings attached, just like the other donations you were so kind to give, most attempting to get your way thru an idiot elected candidate.Sorry- just forget it, we're already stuck with some real idiots now, soon to be removed if I get my wish.

September 08 2010 at 3:35 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
otterdad48

The irrational fear of and hatred for George Soros by the right wing baffles me. They have people who have much more insideous motives than Soros. The Koch brothers come to mind.

September 08 2010 at 3:33 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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map1246

Soros is a convicted criminal and Nazi sympathizer. What baffles most people is how you can partner up with such slime.

September 08 2010 at 4:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Marquita

So much conservative hatred for Soros! He's not running for office, so why are they so afraid of him? Isn't that they tell us about Palin?

September 08 2010 at 2:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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map1246

UncaBob doesn't mind lying down with criminals and Nazis as long as it advances his brand of totalitarianism.

September 08 2010 at 2:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Virginia

George Soros should just build Rescue Ships to Saudi Arabia and save all the females and children from the Horrors in Saudi Arabia that mistreat and kill them ! No Human Beings live in Saudi Arabia, only Horror Beings with Flesh !

September 08 2010 at 2:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
map1246

Senator Byrd, a great Democrat, was a leader of the KKK. Obammy honored him at his funeral.

September 08 2010 at 1:53 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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UncaBob

The key word is "was". And your point is what ? Most southern Dems and voters went over to the republican side in response to the civil rights act.

September 08 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
map1246

If Bryd were a Republican you would never forgive him his past. I am using your standards. Jimmy (Born Again) Carter ran for governor with Lester Maddox, who Carter described as a "loyal Democrat." So I guess you and Mr. Born again need to get your lies in order.

September 08 2010 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
map1246

Soros fits right in with the other criminals in the Democrat party, Rangel, Waters, Geithner, Franks, and of course the late Senator Kennedy. Democrats are thugs and liars.

September 08 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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map1246

Obammy loves poor people so much he wants us all to be poor.

September 08 2010 at 1:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply