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  • Billionaire Tom Steyer: There’s ‘No Limit’ to How Much I’ll Spend to Combat Donald Trump

    01/18/2017 9:01:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 2017-01-18 | Mahita Gajanan
    The billionaire Tom Steyer, an environmental activist, said he won't quantify how much he is willing to spend to combat Donald Trump's presidency. “If you ask me can I put a limit on how much I value the health, the safety, the employment and the civil liberties of Americans, there’s no limit to what I think that’s worth,” Steyer told Bloomberg in an interview. Steyer, a Democrat who spent at least $87 million on the 2016 presidential election, was the biggest individual political donor in the race. According to Bloomberg, Steyer routes most of his money through the NextGen Climate...
  • STARK INEQUALITY: OXFAM SAYS 8 MEN AS RICH AS HALF THE WORLD

    01/16/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by upchuck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. It's urging leaders to do more than pay...
  • Soros’ Son Quietly Steps Up as Major Liberal Donor

    01/14/2017 9:52:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2017 4:59 am | Joe Schoffstall
    Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros who acts as the managing partner for Soros Brothers Investments, has quietly emerged as a major donor to Democratic campaigns and causes. Alexander has remained relatively unknown in the world of political giving thanks to his father garnering a bulk of the family’s attention. However, Alexander has stepped up his political contributions even as his father continued to pour tens of millions into the coffers of Democratic campaigns and political action committees. Alexander gave more than $4.5 million to Democratic campaign committees and political action committees in 2016, according to campaign...
  • In-N-Out's Reclusive 34-Year-Old Heiress Reveals Shocking Details About Her Family and Relationships

    01/12/2017 5:12:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Hayley Peterson
    he famously reclusive 34-year-old heiress to In-N-Out's fortune has offered rare insight into her personal life in a new video. Lynsi Snyder, the billionaire president of the California-based burger chain and granddaughter of its founders, discusses her four marriages, the death of her father, and her past drug use in the 10-minute video, which was posted Wednesday to the website IAmSecond.com. She said her father, Guy Snyder, battled drug addiction and was in and out of rehab facilities from the time she was five years old. He later had an affair, and her parents divorced when she was 12. "It...
  • Billionaire George Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion in Weeks After Trump Election

    01/12/2017 9:05:11 AM PST · by tired&retired · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | GREGORY ZUCKERMAN and JULIET CHUNG
    Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election. But Stanley Druckenmiller, Mr. Soros’s former deputy who helped Mr. Soros score $1 billion of profits betting against the British pound in 1992, anticipated the market’s recent climb and racked up sizable gains, according to people close to the matter. The divergent bets of the two traders are a stark reminder of the challenges even acclaimed investors have faced following Mr. Trump’s unexpected victory. Many experts had predicted a tumble for stocks in the wake of the...
  • WSJ reports George Soros lost nearly $1 billion in market after Trump victory

    01/12/2017 7:58:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    It is tough watching the candidate that you backed lose an election. But when you lose a billion bucks on the market rally that followed, it becomes even harder, even if you still have $29 billion left.  Still, this could rank as the biggest losing election bet in history.  Is there a bit of karma in this? Gregory Zuckerman and Juliet Chung report for the Wall Street Journal that George Soros, aka Dr. Evil, lost twice in the election of Donald Trump to the presidency: Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally...
  • Trump’s Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit

    01/12/2017 7:32:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | Tim Donnelly
    #CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump. In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede. Maureen Dowd: California should secede. Peter Thiel: Confirm. I’d be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign. Apparently Thiel’s comment that “…it would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign” was made rather tongue-in-cheek. But it does raise an interesting question. With...
  • Why Aren’t There More Female Billionaires?

    01/03/2017 4:27:34 AM PST · by expat_panama · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 30, 2016 | ROBERT FRANK
    Women have been rapidly climbing the employment and wage ladders in recent decades. But only a small fraction have made it to the top rungs — and their progress may be slowing. New research shows that after making big strides in the 1980s and ’90s, the number of women breaking into the top 1 percent of earners has stalled. Women account for only 16 percent of the 1 percent, a number that has remained essentially flat over the past decade, according to a paper by three economists. And they account for only 11 percent of the top 0.1 percent of...
  • Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course

    01/02/2017 2:03:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course Katie McHugh 2 Jan 20172 President-elect Donald Trump told a critical biographer and guest of billionaire David Koch to leave his West Palm Beach golf course on New Year’s Eve, forcing Koch to leave with him. Trump’s gesture was another slight against the pro-amnesty, pro-“free trade” billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who opposed Trump during the Republican primary season and refused to help him during the general election. It also signals Trump will not necessarily play nice with the GOP political establishment and Beltway right. The Kochs...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he is NOT an atheist and believes 'religion is very important'

    12/30/2016 4:55:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:30 EST, 30 December 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has clarified that he is not an atheist, ending years of speculation about his religious beliefs. The revelation came in a comment underneath a post Zuckerberg originally posted on Christmas Day, wishing his followers a merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah. Someone asked: “But aren’t you atheist [sic]?” prompting Zuckerberg to say he was not and that he believes religion to be “very important”. Zuckerberg, who was raised Jewish, has cultivated an interest in Buddhism through his wife and met the Pope last summer, did not elaborate on his beliefs and did not explicitly say if...
  • Meet the Chinese Billionaire Who's Moving Manufacturing to the U.S. to Cut Costs

    12/24/2016 10:07:36 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/22/2016 | Kevin Lui
    While it has been said for a long time that the U.S. is bleeding manufacturing jobs overseas, particularly to China, some businesses have been moving operations the other way round. And now, the head of a leading Chinese glass maker making the same move has openly questioned if his country really is such a lucrative destination for offshore factories, reports Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post. Overall speaking, the tax burden for manufacturers in China is 35% higher than in the U.S., Cao Dewang told China Business Network in an interview. He added that a combination of cheap...
  • Clinton Donors Want to Investigate How Hillary Spent $1.5 Billion in Campaign Donations

    12/21/2016 4:09:59 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 175 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Posted by Martin Armstrong
    Clinton’s fallout is interestingly causing an internal revolution among Hillary’s big donors. At her New York bash to “thank” her big donors of $1 million or more, she took no blame and pointed the finger at Comey and Putin. Her spin did not work and she has lost a lot of credibility according to confidential sources. They were smart enough to realize that even if Russia “hacked” the DNC and Podesta emails, there would be no release if there had been no wrongdoing to begin with. Now Clinton’s biggest backers want a “campaign autopsy,” which could expose Clinton’s entire operation....
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • Now Hillary Clinton's mega-donors are furious they can't get to her thank-you party...

    12/18/2016 5:12:59 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Now Hillary Clinton's mega-donors are furious they can't get to her thank-you party - because the loser had so many she can't fit them all in the ballroom. Hillary Clinton is holding a 'thank you' event for heavy-hitter donors in NYC on Dec 15. The party is for campaign 'bundlers' who helped Clinton raise $1 billion in her failed effort against Donald Trump,... Some donors complained that they didn't make the cut as the campaign culled the list that would fit... ...leaving some contributors venting that they are being excluded from an upcoming 'thank you' party for backers... Among the...
  • Hillary Clinton donors still in shock over Trump win, hope to ‘wake up’ from nightmare

    12/17/2016 1:14:17 PM PST · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Politico via The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    “A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m not putting another f-g dime in until someone tells me what just happened,” one donor from the Midwest told Politico. “Everybody’s still frankly stunned, and in the back of their minds they think they’re going to wake up tomorrow morning and all of this never happened, including me,” added donor Alan Patricof.
  • Donald Trump Defends His Super Rich Cabinet: 'I Want People That Made a Fortune'

    12/09/2016 2:29:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Fortune ^ | Dec. 9, 2016 | Tara John
    Donald Trump brushed away criticism after appointing a number of billionaires and millionaires to his administration by saying that he wants “people that made a fortune!” The president-elect compared his picks, which have the accumulative wealth of around $14.5 billion, to athletes during a speech at his ‘Thank You’ campaign rally on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. “A newspaper criticized me and said, ‘Why can’t they have people of modest means?'” He said to a crowd, Huffington Post reports. “Because I want people that made a fortune! Because now they are negotiating [for] you, OK?… It’s no different than a...
  • Billionaire Paul Singer moves to make nice with Donald Trump

    12/07/2016 9:31:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2016 | Scott Wapner
    Hedge funder manager Paul Singer, once one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, is making up with the president-elect. Singer attended a fundraising breakfast that Trump held Wednesday at Cipriani in New York, CNBC has learned. The two are mending fences so thoroughly that sources say Singer is giving a substantial amount of money to Trump's inauguration next month....
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager: unlike Romney, Trump bragged about his wealth — and it worked

    12/02/2016 4:55:26 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    VOX News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JOSH EDELSON
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — One by one, the political operatives sitting around the table at Harvard’s campaign managers conference Wednesday afternoon explained why they thought their candidate could win — even though he or she ended up losing. And then came Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski explained how he joined Donald Trump’s team in January 2015, and helped run “the most unconventional race in the history of the presidency” before his eventual firing 18 months later. “Embracing Mr. Trump’s wealth and not running from it,” Lewandowski said, “was a strategic decision that we made early on.” He continued: “The reason we did that...
  • Trump says he's leaving his businesses to focus on presidency

    11/30/2016 7:19:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-30-2016 | FoxNews.com
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday he is leaving his multi-million dollar businesses to focus on being president – a change from comments he’s made in the past about being able to juggle both. "I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make America great again," he said in a series of early morning tweets. "While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as president, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses." Trump...
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 211 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
  • Trump critic Mark Cuban stays mum on sitdown with Steve Bannon

    11/23/2016 8:32:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Mark Cuban, one of Donald Trump's most vocal critics, met with the president-elect's key advisor Steve Bannon, according to reports. They met Tuesday at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, according to TMZ, which first reported on the meeting and published a picture of the pair. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Asked whether he could confirm the meeting or give details on what was discussed, Cuban told CNBC that he would "have to pass." The billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He repeatedly criticized Trump in appearances on CNBC during...
  • Icahn: Question Isn't Why Would You For Vote Trump, It's Why Wouldn't You Vote For Trump?

    11/22/2016 8:06:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 22, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Billionaire investor and Trump supporter Carl Icahn speaks with Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto about the president-elect's proposals to reduce regulations on business and the energy industry, why working people supported Donald Trump, and whether or not he would consider taking a role in the Trump administration. About Trump's appeal to working people, Icahn said: "The pundits all wonder what happened, but I think it was extremely simple... Think of a middle-class guy working out in the middle west. The real question is not why did he vote for [Trump], but why wouldn't he vote for him?" "I said to...
  • Warren Buffett sees $11 billion boom on Donald Trump win

    11/22/2016 6:58:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For someone who backed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Warren Buffett has done just fine so far with a Donald Trump victory. The multibillionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway has seen his investment portfolio explode in the days since Trump’s stunning upset Nov. 8. Buffett has benefited particularly well from the myriad financial holdings he holds in the company’s portfolio. Bank stocks have surged since Trump’s win, on anticipation of higher rates and less regulation of Wall Street. Taken together, the company’s half-dozen top financial holdings have brought the Oracle of Omaha a hefty $4.3 billion in profits since the...
  • This Is What a 'Money Is No Object' Car Collection Looks Like

    11/21/2016 5:31:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Esquire ^ | 21 Nov, 2016 | MÁTÉ PETRÁNY
    Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim of Bahrain wanted a Ferrari Enzo. And since his company built both the Bahrain International Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit, he could easily afford one. So, he called supercar dealers Romans International, and the collection sort of snowballed from there. Obviously, if you have an Enzo, you might as well get a 288 GTO, an F40, and F50 and a FerrariFerrari. Oh, and a Maserati MC12, because that's basically a rarer and faster Enzo. Plus a 599 GTO and an Abarth 500. Lamborghinis are cool too, so it's not a bad idea to get...
  • Meet The Billionaires Planning Trump's Inaugural Festivities

    11/17/2016 3:26:33 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 17, 2016 | Chase Peterson-Withorn
    The committee is being led by former Forbes 400 member Tom Barrack, a Los Angeles tycoon who founded private equity firm Colony Capital and was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in July, where he described Trump as one of his “closest friends for 40 years.” A major fundraiser, Barrack launched the “Rebuilding America Now” super PAC to support the Trump campaign. He served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior under Ronald Reagan, and is being floated as a possible pick for Treasury Secretary. Of the remaining 19 members of the committee, four are on...
  • Kushner vs. Christie: The nasty Trump transition fight that goes back a decade

    11/17/2016 5:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    The first time Chris Christie squared off with a Kushner, the scene was a federal court and the outcome -- along with all the tabloid drama -- helped vault the future governor of New Jersey into the Republican elite. His opponent then, in the early 2000s, was the billionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner. Also a prominent Democratic political donor, Kushner's criminal tax evasion and witness tampering case won Christie, then a US attorney, triumphant headlines in the country's largest media market.
  • Dem Mega Donor Says Money Is No Object In Fight To Defeat Trump(steyer alert)

    11/16/2016 8:55:33 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Chris White
    One of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s wealthiest donors said he plans on spending as much money necessary to fight President-elect Donald Trump and his pro-fossil fuel positions. Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer told reporters Tuesday that he intends on crafting a multi-pronged strategy engaging voters and anti-Trump activists once the former reality TV star takes residence in the White House. “We have always been willing to do whatever is necessary,” the former hedge fund manager said when asked about the amount of money he was willing to dump into the system to destroy Trump’s agenda. Steyer’s position closely...
  • Welcome to Trump Central: Inside the gaudy $100m penthouse from where the President-elect [tr]

    11/15/2016 10:03:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2016 | Gareth Daview
    It could be a difficult farewell for Donald Trump when the time comes to take up residency at the White House. Although he has hinted of commuting from New York City in his helicopter, the U.S. President-elect is likely to have to say goodbye to the $100million suite which sits at the top of Trump Tower. The lavish building can be found on Fifth Avenue and is home to the Republican's business as well as his three-level, 66th floor penthouse.
  • Donald Trump Refuses Huge Salary, Will Make $1 as President. Won’t Take Frequent Vacations Like..

    11/15/2016 9:36:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    FULL TITLE: Donald Trump Refuses Huge Salary, Will Make $1 as President. Won’t Take Frequent Vacations Like Obama Donald Trump will be the third president in U.S. history to not accept a salary. In an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the billionaire seemed to have no idea how much he would make as president, and when interviewer Lesley Stahl informed him it was $400,000, he said he’d pass. “No, I’m not going to take the salary. I’m not taking it,” he said. “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year.” John F....
  • Confirmed: Donald Trump Says He Will Take $1 Salary as President

    11/14/2016 7:08:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The answer is no,” he said, when asked about his campaign trail promise by CBS interviewer Lesley Stahl. “I think I have to take by law one dollar so I’ll take one dollar a year.” He admitted that he didn’t even know what the salary was, but when he was told it was $400,000 salary he declined it. “I’m not taking it,” he said. He added that he would not be taking too many vacations either. “There’s so much work to be done and I want to get it done for the people,” he said. “I want to get it...
  • Exclusive Clinton Ties Could Doom For Profit Laurette University's IPO

    11/06/2016 2:31:08 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-16 | Richard Pollock
    DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband former president Bill Clinton greet guests at the end of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ∧ Reports of faulty corporate record keeping and links to the growing controversy over allegations of Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” schemes could doom the pending initial public offering (IPO) of the for-profit Laureate Education university, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. Billionaire George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and...
  • George Soros' offshore finances revealed in Panama Papers

    11/04/2016 3:06:48 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 11 replies
    Aol.news ^ | 5-17-16 | Unstated
    George Soros is a resident of New York state and a wealthy political donor. But the Panama Papers show his money resides elsewhere. Soros Holdings Limited was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Soros Capital in Bermuda. And Soros Finance Inc. was set up in Panama. It's there that the law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the rich and powerful avoid taxes and hide their wealth. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/17/george-soros-panama-papers-hillary-clinton/21379016/
  • At A Conference For Coastal Elites, Silicon Valley Talks Trump

    10/23/2016 5:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nitasha Tiku
    Donald Trump’s popularity is prompting the tech industry to wonder whether its massive success has left some Americans behind. Unless you’re invited to Graydon Carter’s private dinner, the cocktail party at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building is supposed to be the highlight of the annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, a high-end business conference for the coastal elite. On Wednesday evening, guests were escorted from the Yerba Buena Center to the Embarcadero by trolley and greeted by a six-person mariachi band who played through the selfies. But a little past 6 p.m., the crowd in the cathedral-esque lobby had already...
  • Trump: No Salary for Me as President.

    10/22/2016 7:59:26 PM PDT · by LUV W · 83 replies
    Nevo News ^ | Nevo News
    Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not want the $400,000 annual salary that comes with the White House job and would turn it down if elected. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the 2016 race despite having no political experience, was asked at a town hall-style meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire, if, as president, he would roll back generous pension and healthcare benefits given to members of Congress.
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Ricketts’s pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Ricketts’ billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Donald Trump's Fortune Falls $800 Million To $3.7 Billion

    09/29/2016 8:26:22 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/29/2016 | Jennifer Wang
    .... A lot of Trump critics have argued that he’s afraid that his tax returns will show he’s not a billionaire. Highly doubtful. First, Trump’s income will not directly correlate with the value of his assets, the debt on them or his stake in each. Second, FORBES has been scouring Trump’s fortune for 34 years. Sometimes he’s up, sometimes he down–and for much of the 1990s he was out of the three-comma club. FORBES’ new investigation into Trump’s wealth pegs his fortune at $3.7 billion, down $800 million from a year ago. A softening of New York City’s real estate...
  • Shattuck: True blue-collar billionaire Donald Trump shows Hillary Clinton is out of touch

    09/27/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09-27-16 | Tom Shattuck
    Donald Trump made it very clear last night that he is disgusted with Washington. Unluckily for Hillary Clinton, she is the standard-bearer for the Washington establishment and he didn’t let her forget it. He spoke to the plight of the middle class and hammered big, clumsy government and tax increases as the cause.
  • Clinton Cash: Billionaires Back HRC 20-to-1 over Trump

    09/27/2016 12:51:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/16 | Staff
    Brendan Coffey reports in Bloomberg that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is outraising Donald Trump by 20-to-1 among billionaires, a statistic which plays to her Republican rival’s populist appeal.
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Will Trump Release His Tax Returns? Billionaire Pledges Up to $5 Million for Veterans if So

    09/13/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/13/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has pledged to give up to $5 million to veterans groups if Donald J. Trump agrees to release his tax returns before the Oct. 19 presidential debate.
  • Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz commits $20M to help beat Trump

    09/09/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The funds are a surprising infusion of cash from an individual who has never before been active in politics. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups, including those backing Hillary Clinton. The donations, once issued, will make Moskovitz the third...
  • New York Times’ Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor

    08/30/2016 9:37:56 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Even as the New York Times reports extensively and critically on the Clinton Foundation and its activities during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, as with other news outlets, multiple high-dollar donors to the foundation are associated with the paper, including the Times’ top shareholder, Carlos Slim. Slim, a Mexican telecom tycoon whose net worth of nearly $80 billion makes him the second richest man in the world, became the top shareholder of the New York Times earlier this year after he doubled his shares to take control of 16.8 percent of the company.
  • MEGA-RICH AMERICANS ARE FUNDING THE ABORTION PUSH IN IRELAND. WHY?

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to DCLeaks.com and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • White House Partner Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Pro-Iran Deal ‘Echo Chamber’

    08/18/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Adam Kredo
    An organization that played a key role in the White House’s effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran requested $750,000 for this campaign from a foundation backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, according to funding documents leaked to the public. The Ploughshares Fund, a liberal organization cited by top White House officials as a chief architect of the Obama administration’s campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Soros’s Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off “experts and validators” of the administration’s diplomacy with Iran, according to a funding...
  • Billionaire father and daughter linked to Trump shake-up

    08/17/2016 10:33:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/16 04:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump’s dramatic staff shake-up on Wednesday revealed the growing influence wielded on his campaign by a Republican mega-donor duo. The fingerprints of Robert Mercer, a New York hedge fund billionaire, and his middle daughter, Rebekah, can be seen all over the new Trump staffing appointments and other decisions being made by the GOP presidential nominee. The Mercers, who previously put $13.5 million into a super-PAC supporting Ted Cruz's bid against Trump, have recently converted the group into the Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC, targeting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Robert Mercer has reportedly made a “substantial” additional investment of at least...
  • Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming

    08/17/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. That included budgeting $10 million in annual support to Gore’s climate group over three years. “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s...
  • Memo: Soros’ Investments Led To Senate Passage Of ‘Gang Of Eight’ Immigration Bill

    08/17/2016 5:36:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ non-profit network, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is confident about the future success of its work in the field of immigration activism and may embark on a massive campaign on immigration issues in the near future. That’s according to a candid 62-page document reviewing OSF’s work on immigration reform discussed in May at the group’s board meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The document, which is one of 2,500 stolen from OSF in a massive hack and released over the weekend, shows that the Soros group believes that its $7.7 million investment in groups pushing for immigration reform...
  • George Soros’s Open Border Foundations

    08/17/2016 3:17:46 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | August 17, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Thanks to the hacking of George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) by DCLeaks, we are getting an inside look at the machinations of the multibillionaire and his organizations. Soros is exploiting the refugee crisis to advance his radical left agenda. Indeed, his Open Society Foundations should be re-named the Open Border Foundations. One leaked memo stands out for its brazen presumption that the refugee crisis should be accepted as “the new normal.” It is entitled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review.” The memo was written by Anna Crowley, the Program Officer of OSF’s International Migration Initiative, and Kate Rosin, a...