Billionaire philanthropist Goorge Soros faces daily attacks for his activism and liberal vision of the world. The global economic daily Financial Times’s choice of Person of the Year is usually a reflection of their achievements. “In the case of Mr Soros this year, his selection is also about the values he represents,” the publication wrote in its announcing article. "He is the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society. These are the ideas which triumphed in the cold war. Today, they are under siege from all sides."