The most progressive billionaire in the world is gearing up for the fight of his life. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Billionaire George Soros, probably the single biggest giver to Democratic causes, said Monday that Republican criticism of him could be very costly. "It has got a rise out of me," he said, adding that his anger "will probably find expression" in additional donations to efforts to defeat President Bush. How much, Soros wouldn't say. He already has given $10 million to Americans Coming Together and $2.5 million to, groups that are running anti-Bush campaigns.
Soros, recently ranked as the 28th richest man in America by Forbes magazine, said he will devote this year to unseating Bush. "I'm ready to put my money where my mouth is," said the Hungarian-born financier, who made his fortune in New York as a hedge-fund operator.