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  • Peter Thiel donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign

    10/16/2016 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    CNN -Money ^ | October 16, 2016 | Laurie Segall and Aimee Rawlins
    Peter Thiel is putting his money where his mouth is. The billionaire PayPal cofounder is donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign, according to a source close to Thiel. Thiel has been a vocal supporter of Trump -- one of the most prominent in Silicon Valley. He spoke at the Republican National Convention and made history when he declared on stage that he was proud to be gay. Thiel's donation will be given through Super PACs and directly to Trump's campaign, according to the source. This is the first time Thiel will be donating to Trump. The donation was first...
  • What Chelsea Clinton Is Afraid Of

    10/14/2016 4:38:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/14/2016 | Aryssa Damron
    Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University with her life made. She was all set up for a six-figure salary working at the foundation that bore the name of her well-to-do parents. But life was not, and is not, perfect for Chelsea Clinton because she had competition, not for her job, but for her mother’s attention. Seasoned Hillary Clinton critic and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein’s new book,Guilty as Sin: Uncovering New Evidence of Corruption and How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Derailed the FBI Investigation, reveals exactly what Chelsea Clinton has to compete against: Huma Abedin. (snip)...
  • Trump challenges Clinton to spend her own money on campaign

    10/09/2016 9:24:30 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Mr. Trump said that Mrs. Clinton is beholden to big-money interests than he is, saying he’s going to spend upwards of $100 million of his own money on his campaign. He challenged her to pony up as much as $30 million of the $250 million she and her husband have earned since they left the White House in 2001. “Why aren’t you putting some money in?” he demanded. Mrs. Clinton did not respond to the challenge.
  • Actor Jamie Foxx visits Venezuela President Maduro

    10/05/2016 8:18:12 PM PDT · by drpix · 41 replies ^ | 10/05/16 | staff
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Actor Jamie Foxx has met with President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. Foxx, who won the Oscar Award for "Ray" in 2004, visited Maduro in the presidential palace in Caracas. State media said Foxx was there to support the country's socialist revolution...
  • Biden: It's 'Embarrassing' That Socialist Sanders' Net Worth Is More Than Mine

    10/04/2016 7:55:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 104/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Speaking about Hillary Clinton’s tax plan on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden went on a brief tangent about his grandchildren and joked that he was worth less than Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist. “I aspire for one of my grandchildren to become wealthy so when they put me in the home, I’ll get a window with a view,” he said. “As I pointed out, it was embarrassing that Bernie Sanders’ net worth is more than mine,” Biden said. “I have less money than a socialist. I don’t know what the hell happened to me.” “I have been doing this for...
  • Biden: ‘Embarrassing’ That My Net Worth Is Less Than Socialist Sanders

    10/03/2016 3:24:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Octiber 3, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorn
    “I aspire for one of my grandchildren to become wealthy so when they put me in the home, I’ll get a window with a view,” the vice president said. Biden then joked it’s “embarrassing” that Sanders is worth more than him. “As I pointed out, it was embarrassing that Bernie Sanders’ net worth is more than mine,” Biden said. “I have less money than a socialist. I don’t know what the hell happened to me.”
  • Inside Bill Clinton’s nearly $18 million job as ‘honorary chancellor’ of a for-profit college

    09/05/2016 5:26:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2016 | By Rosalind S. Helderman and Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    The guest list for a private State Department dinner on higher-education policy was taking shape when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a suggestion. In addition to recommending invitations for leaders from a community college and a church-funded institution, Clinton wanted a representative from a for-profit college company called Laureate International Universities, which, she explained in an email to her chief of staff that was released last year, was “the fastest growing college network in the world.” There was another reason Clinton favored setting a seat aside for Laureate at the August 2009 event: The company was started by a...
  • Manchin’s Daughter Raked in $19 Million While Spiking Price Of EpiPen

    08/25/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 25 August 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, who has come under fire for her company’s widely-slammed decision to raise the cost of the EpiPen by 461 Percent since 2007, raised her salary by a whopping 671 percent during her tenure at the pharmaceutical giant. Bresch’s annual income jumped from $2,453,456 in 2007 to $18,931,068 in 2015, coinciding with the astounding price increase on the life-saving emergency allergy shot, The Chicago Tribune reports. In addition to her astoundingly high salary, Bresch reportedly took advantage of a number of unprecedented perks, including personal use of the company’s aircraft....
  • Hillary Clinton raises $1.5 million at Martha's Vineyard party while Obamas dine elsewhere

    08/21/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by jonatron · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/2016 | Christi Parsons
    Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters. Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on the island at the time of the Saturday...
  • The Very First Shelby Cobra Just Sold For A Staggering Record $13.75 Million

    08/21/2016 8:37:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies ^ | Patrick George
    The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. ... RM Sotheby’s has a ton of detailed information on this legendary car, but it is notable for being the very first Shelby Cobra. It arrived in the U.S. without a motor in February 1962, and Carroll Shelby and his partner Dean Moon then threw in a...
  • Democratic megadonors plow money into Clinton, Senate bids

    08/20/2016 4:48:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2016 3:41 PM EDT | Julie Bykowicz
    Democratic megadonors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win control of the Senate. Their investment comes as Republicans worry about not only their nominee Donald Trump’s chances, but also his effect on down-ballot races. Yet few of the GOP’s biggest donors have put major money into Trump efforts, a striking change from four years ago when Mitt Romney had more million-dollar donors on his side than did President Barack Obama. …
  • RICH: Hillary flies 20 miles in private jet from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket

    08/20/2016 3:37:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 150 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 20, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    Hillary Clinton is very important, and she can’t be bogged down by pesky things such as boats or waiting. The presidential candidate, who is endlessly trying to tell factory workers in Ohio and Pennsylvania that she’s one of them, jetted approximately 20 miles from Martha’s Vineyard — where she was last night partying with President Obama — to Nantucket for a fundraiser on Saturday. Fox News aired footage of her stepping off her plane in the latter. (snip) Cindy Adams of the New York Post reports: On the 20th Hillary’s piggy bank gets a do at the de Rothschilds. As...
  • Clinton, Kaine release tax return information

    08/12/2016 10:09:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    RichmondTimes Dispacth ^ | 8/12/16 | from staff and wire writers
    Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return on her campaign website on Friday. The campaign also released 10 years worth of returns for running mate Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton. The records show that during the past 10 years, Kaine and Holton paid a combined effective tax rate (described as federal, state and local taxes) ranging from 18.7 percent in 2009 – Kaine’s final full year as governor – to 29.1 percent in 2011. For the couple’s most recent return, for 2015, they paid a combined effective tax rate of 25.6 percent. For...
  • NFL player Trent Richardson’s family blew $1.6 million of his money in less than a year

    08/11/2016 4:08:46 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    market watch ^ | 6 Aug 2016 | Steven Kutz
    He had a $20.5 million contract, but is now out of the league — and millions of dollars... “I looked at my bank statement and thought, ‘where did this come from?’ they took advantage of me,” he said of his friends and family members. They had paid for 11 Netflix accounts and eight Hulu accounts in his name. They also made many purchases on Amazon and charged him for bottle service at bars.
  • New Duke of Westminster inherits Ł9bn fortune aged 25

    08/10/2016 1:13:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08-10-2016 | Caroline Davies
    He is godfather to a future king, and now owns a large chunk of the most exclusive parts of London. At just 25, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who has become the 7th Duke of Westminster after the sudden death of his 64-year-old father on Tuesday, will inherit a family fortune estimated by American business magazine Forbes at about Ł9bn, and the ancestral seat Eaton Hall in Cheshire. Though the third of four siblings, the duke, previously known by the honorary title Earl Grosvenor, is the only son of the late Duke of Westminster and his wife, Natalia. Little is publicly...
  • NYTimes Writes Sob Story About Clintons’ Financial Struggles — (T)

    08/10/2016 10:33:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 8/10/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    The New York Times published a piece Wednesday detailing Bill and Hillary Clinton’s financial struggles in the 1980s — when the couple was making the equivalent of $144,000 today and had a nanny to care for their infant daughter. In a piece titled “When Her Family Needed Money, Hillary Clinton Faced Stark Choices,” Amy Chozick writes that after Bill Clinton lost the Arkansas governor’s race in 1980, money troubled Hillary. She “worried about saving for Chelsea’s college, caring for her aging parents, and even possibly supporting herself should the marriage or their political dreams dissolve.” [dcquiz] The couple “stretched their...
  • Bernie Sanders Buys a Summer Home in North Hero

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed. The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero. Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
  • Fresh Off His Campaign to Make Socialism Great Again, Bernie Sanders Buys $600,000 Summer House

    08/09/2016 2:56:46 PM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    Idependant Journal ^ | 8/9/2016 | Justin Green
    After losing to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is back to his day job as a US Senator for Vermont. Sanders campaigned against the 1%, promising to bring America closer to his Democratic Socialist ideal and to take corporations and rich people down a peg or two. But now that his campaign is over, he’s picking up a sweet new pad. According to Seven Days, a news publication in Vermont, the Democratic Socialist from Vermont shelled out 600 grand for a lake house.
  • Pro-Trump Super PAC Hits Clinton on Wealth

    08/07/2016 12:46:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 7, 2016 | Jordan Frasier
    The super PAC supporting Donald Trump's White House run will begin airing a new ad Monday accusing Hillary Clinton of profiting from decades of political connections. "A foundation was created and money started to roll," a narrator says in the ad, part of a $3 million buy by pro-Trump group Rebuilding America Now. "The Clintons are now worth an excess of $100 million dollars," the ad continues. The super PAC will initially run the ad nationally on cable television before adding specific targets in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
  • How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed

    07/27/2016 5:33:30 AM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/26/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Peddling access and elite status, the Clintons have turned progressivism into a lucrative global venture.</p> <p>Most presidents, before and after holding office, are offered multifarious opportunities to get rich, most of them unimaginable to Americans without access to influential and wealthy concerns. But none have so flagrantly circumvented laws and ethical norms as have Bill and Hillary Clinton, a tandem who in little more than a decade went from self-described financial want to a net worth likely over $100 million, or even $150 million.</p>
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • Obama vetoes bill to cap ex-presidents' expense accounts

    07/22/2016 6:07:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2016 7:06 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would cap the taxpayer-funded expense accounts of former presidents. Obama said he supports the bill’s goal, but he sent the measure back to Congress because it would immediately end salaries and benefits to staffers carrying out the official duties of former presidents. He says the measure doesn’t provide enough time for these employees to be moved to another payroll.Obama says the bill would also interfere with the Secret Service’s ability to protect ex-presidents. …
  • Money speaks louder than words! Matt Damon 'may have earned $1 million per line' for his fourth [tr]

    07/19/2016 11:54:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rachel McGrath
    Matt Damon returns to movie theatres on July 29 as Jason Bourne in his fourth appearance as the amnesiac special ops agent. And director Paul Greengrass has revealed that in the finished film, the actor, 45, has just 25 lines of dialogue. That's led to speculation that the star, who got paid $25 million for last year's The Martian, was likely paid at least $1 million for each line he spoke.
  • Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

    05/31/2016 11:08:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lisa Respers France, CNN
    (CNN)Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78.
  • Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, [tr]

    05/25/2016 10:10:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Alexandra Genova
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden. The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama's area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

    05/24/2016 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall. The plan was released Monday after two years of discussions with the foundation's board of directors and its top executive. It was unanimously approved by the 14-member board. Heinz Kerry, 77, plans to step down in October to pave the way for her sons. …
  • Rush: 'Shocking' reason to be cited when Hillary loses

    05/23/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by detective · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 05/23/2016 | Joe Kovacs
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received more than $21 million in just two years for giving speeches to large banks and corporations, and that could be the key factor in her potential political plunge, according to talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I think this is shocking,” Limbaugh declared on his Monday broadcast, citing a New York Post report on Sunday documenting the massive amount of money the former secretary of state raked in. “I’m telling you, folks: $21 million over two years for 20 or 25 minutes? There’s nothing that screeches ‘out of touch’ more than that,” he said. “I...
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the Ł14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • Trump Says Taxes for the Wealthy Should Go Up

    05/08/2016 7:10:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/8/16 | Thompson/Reuters
    Donald Trump said on Sunday that taxes for the wealthy should go up but that his tax plans would likely be renegotiated with Congress should he win the U.S. presidency. "For the wealthy I think frankly it is going to go up and, you know what, it really should go up," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told NBC's "Meet the Press." Trump said that he see his current tax plans, which would reduce taxes for the middle class and businesses and increase those for the wealthy, as a negotiating "floor" that may change in dealings with Congress. Latest News Update...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Net Worth

    05/08/2016 7:14:58 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 31 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2012 | Ballotpedia
    Nancy Pelosi Yearly Net Worth Year Average Net Worth 2004 $50,086,562 2012 $87,997,030 Growth from 2004 to 2012: 76% Average annual growth: 9% Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.
  • Here's how much was spent to stop Trump from winning the nomination

    05/04/2016 8:40:16 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Msn Money ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Donald Trump will likely become the Republican presidential nominee after a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the departure of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.
  • SecState Kerry and his wife have millions invested in offshore tax haven hedge funds

    04/26/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Bernie Sanders loves to denounce the tax dodges of the wealthy (even as he pays 13.4% income tax on a $200K+ income), so it would be interesting to hear what he has to say about John Kerry, the current secretary of state and former Democratic Party nominee for president.  An analysis of public documents by the Daily Caller News Foundation indicates that Kerry and his wife liberally use offshore tax havens.  Richard Pollock writes: … a DCNF investigation has confirmed that the former Massachusetts Democratic senator and his billionaire wife, using an elaborate set of Heinz family trusts, have...
  • Clinton knocks Trump's lavish lifestyle

    04/25/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton cast Donald Trump as out of touch with the United States while campaigning Monday in Delaware, arguing that the Republican front-runner flies into states, gives speeches and then returns to the lap of luxury without listening to voters' problems. "Donald Trump says wages are too high in America and doesn't support raising the minimum wage and I have said, 'Come out of those towers named for yourself and actually talk and listen to people,'" Clinton said. "At some point, if you want to be president of the United States, you have to get familiar with the United States,...
  • Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

    04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 525 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson
    GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? TRUMP: I do. I do – including myself. I do. That was...this morning, in an interview that featured some other controversial statements.  In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.'  But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes.  Just the opposite.  As we've seen on issues such immigration, abortion and foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions.  His stances aren't...
  • Why Are Thousands Of Millionaires Fleeing Chicago And Other Major Cities Around The World?

    04/18/2016 1:58:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    The elite are fleeing major cities around the globe at a staggering rate. In fact, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that approximately 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago alone during 2015. The same study discussed in that Chicago Tribune article found that 7,000 millionaires left Paris, France last year. So why is this happening? Why are thousands of millionaires suddenly packing up and moving away from the big cities? Could it be possible that they have many of the same concerns that “preppers” do about what is coming? For quite a while, I have been writing about how the...
  • Bernie Sanders' Income Is Less Than One Of Clinton's Paid Speeches

    04/16/2016 11:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew the Clintons were rolling it–I’m talking about money of course. Yes, they’re also rolling in a bunch of lies, especially when it comes to the former first lady’s completely avoidable email fiasco and Benghazi. Nevertheless, if there’s a stark difference between Clinton and her Democratic opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, it’s their tax returns. Sanders’ entire income for the year amounted to less than one of those luxurious paid speeches Clinton is asked to deliver at various companies and banking institutions (via Weekly Standard): Bernie Sanders reportedly earned just over $200,000 in 2014. That same year, Hillary...
  • Bernie Earned Less in Year than Hillary Made in Single Speech

    04/15/2016 3:49:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders reportedly earned just over $200,000 in 2014. That same year, Hillary Clinton, Sanders's top Democratic rival, gave about 45 paid speeches, many of which paid her more in a single hour than Sanders made the entire year.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Rich white millionaires are fleeing South Africa

    04/12/2016 5:07:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    BusinessTech ^ | April 10, 2016
    New data from New World Wealth, in association with MasterCard, shows that the number of black millionaires in South Africa has almost tripled in the last 8 years- while white millionaires have dropped significantly. NWW’s data shows that at the end of 2015, there were 38,500 millionaires in South Africa – down 18% from 46,800 recorded at the end of 2014. There was a net-gain in millionaires from previously disadvantaged backgrounds of 2,600 HWNIs, while there was a net decrease in white millionaires of 10,900 individuals. About 45% of all high net worth individuals (HWNIs) in the country are from...
  • Millionaires fleeing Chicago more than any other US city

    04/06/2016 7:35:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2016 | Rick Moran
    The rich have the means to vote with their feet and Chicago's millionaires are apparently not shy about expressing their preferences. A report by the research company New World Wealth, about 2% of Chicago residents woth a million dollars or more (not including their primary residence) fled the city citing racial tensions and the high crime rate. That's more than 3,000 individuals how decided to get while the going is good. Chicago Tribune: Chicago was among four cities worldwide with the biggest flight of millionaires. Paris saw the largest exodus. The French city lost 7,000, or 6 percent, of...
  • France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions

    04/01/2016 5:50:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    IB Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ananya Roy
    Rising tensions in France, especially in Paris following a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in 2015, have spurred an exodus of its super-wealthy citizens, a new report on migration trends of millionaires and high-net worth individuals across the world reveals. The report warns that other European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany and Sweden "where religious tensions are starting to emerge", will also see similar trends. Regarding a Brexit, the report suggests millionaires would want to stay in Britain even if it leaves the single currency bloc. The report was compiled by New World Wealth, an agency that gives information...
  • 10,000 millionaires abandon France over Islam fears

    03/31/2016 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | Robert Laurie
    Progressives, who inexplicably still seek to coddle the worst humanity has to offer As we’ve argued before; when a country fails to solve its problems, those who are capable of leaving will do so. There’s no reason for a person of reasonable wealth to stay in a nation that’s making his or her life miserable. That’s not rocket science; it’s just simple economics. So, when you look at a nation like France, you might assume that the ugly trifecta of high taxation, high cost of living, and radical Islam is incentivizing the departure of the financially stable. ...And you’d be...
  • Bernie Sanders calls George Clooney's $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser 'obscene'

    03/28/2016 12:43:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 35 replies
    dailymail ^ | 28 March 2016 | Ashley Collman
    George Clooney is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on April 15 where seats at the head table cost $353,400 a couple The next night, another fundraiser will be held at Clooney's Los Angeles home and tickets are $33,400 each On Sunday, Bernie Sanders called the two fundraisers 'obscene' in an interview on CNN 'The people coming to this event have undue influence on the political process,' Sanders said Most of Sanders' fundraisers are '$15 or $50', he said 'It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,' Sanders said on CNN's State of...
  • Uncovered: The Main Donors to SuperPAC, “Make America Awesome”

    03/26/2016 11:46:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/26/2016
    Uncovered: The Main Donors to SuperPAC, “Make America Awesome” Donors are primarily Establishment GOP types with NO ties to Ted Cruz The entire despicable affair regarding the absolutely destructive behavior of Donald Trump has, in my opinion, been orchestrated to maximize the sleaze affect in order to suppress the Cruz vote. Since Trump is maxxed out on being able to get new voters, he is now trying to prevent Cruz from amassing enough votes to win at a contested convention.Keep in mind my contention that the entire focus of this sequence of events is based upon the fact that the...
  • America to Establishment: Who the hell are you people ?

    03/24/2016 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | March 24th, 2016 | By David Lightman
    ST. LOUIS The people who spend two bucks for chili at the Courtesy Diner at Laclede Station Road can’t fathom why anyone would pay Hillary Clinton $225,000 to make a speech. Nor can they understand why the U.S. Senate is taking a 17-day break for Easter after spending much of their time last week fuming over the Supreme Court vacancy. Somehow, people all over America are saying loudly and clearly this election year, Washington and its enablers – the media, the political pros and Wall Street – don’t understand us. That’s why, all over this slice of middle America, exasperated...
  • ‘Low Information’ Donors: GOP Money Men Waste $520 Million Against Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 6:32:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Billionaire and millionaire GOP donors have wasted more than half a billion dollars collectively in trying to take down 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, a new report from the Center for Public Integrity published by Time Magazine shows. Just on GOP candidates that have since dropped out of the race against Trump, the report found, donors have wasted a whopping $520 million. That amount doesn’t account for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% or Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the only two remaining out of 16 total candidates against Trump. The Center for Public Integrity’s Carrie Levine wrote: So far, donors have...
  • Is Sheldon Adelson signaling support for Trump?

    03/14/2016 8:32:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Joshua Davidovich
    In hindsight, it was probably inevitable. After months in which it kept a fairly uncharacteristic nuanced distance from the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Israel Hayom, the free tabloid owned by Republican donor Sheldon Adelson and considered by many to be a mouthpiece for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has come out and all but endorsed Donald Trump on its front page. Oh sure, the words “Trump isn’t afraid to say ‘Islamic terror’” emblazoned across its front page belong to former New York mayor and current Trump mouthpiece Rudy Giuliani, but a paper doesn’t play a quote like that without...
  • Koch brothers will not use funds to try to block Trump nomination

    03/05/2016 7:40:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 3, 2016 | Reuters
    The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision by the billionaire industrialists is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul's bid for the White House, and follows speculation the Kochs would soon launch a "Trump Intervention." "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers' political umbrella group....
  • Ted Cruz: Donald Trump is "hiding" his tax returns from voters

    02/27/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 114 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 27 2016 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is "hiding" his tax returns from primary voters who have a right to know what's in them, Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz told "Face the Nation" in an interview taped for Sunday's broadcast.
  • Rubio: Trump would be 'selling watches' if not for inheritance

    02/25/2016 9:05:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    USA Today | February 25, 2016 | Cooper Allen
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