(JTA) — Jewish billionaire George Soros has pledged to invest up to $500 million to help refugees and migrants around the world.
“We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses started by migrants and refugees themselves,” Soros said in a statement Tuesday that was published in The Wall Street Journal.
“Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will benefit migrants all over the world,” he wrote.
All of the investments will be owned by Soros' nonprofit organizations, the Open Society Foundations.
The investments, he said, “are intended to be successful — because I want to show how private capital can play a constructive role helping migrants.”