Investor George Soros has said that the current market situation is like 2008. He is an important democratic investor and donor and has had a large say in democratic election candidates in the past (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/hillary-clinton-george-soros-218494). He donated $6 million recently to a PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s election and this has added to past donations (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/hillary-clinton-george-soros-218494).
Although in 2004 Forbes billionaire Soros donated $20million to fight the election of George W Bush, he dialed back his spending since then. He scaled back in 2012 and has since recommitted to the Clinton campaign. He also donated to the Clinton campaign earlier in the year.
Since Soros is concerned about the markets being like 2008, this could be a reason he is re-upping he is support for the Clinton campaign. He has also previously been a philanthropist, helping black students go to college in South Africa during apartheid. He has also donated to various causes around the world. (https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros)
Other parties have given to democratic candidates such as the Sabans, but Soros of course is quite well known to the electorate. The super PAC supporting Clinton has brought in a sum of money this year over $30m (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/hillary-clinton-george-soros-218494). It will be interesting to see if Soros donates more money to the democratic campaign and whether he has further opinions on the Presidency.
Soros regretted supporting President Obama over Clinton in 2008 according to private sources and perhaps this is why he is keen to support Clinton this time. Also, some sources predict the markets to be in for a challenging ride and perhaps this could be an an issue for Soros.
Either way, Soros is clearly a person of interest in the 2016 election, and Priorities USA the super PAC courted him clearly. His support for Hillary has been clear and hopefully we will learn the specific reasons for this support soon.