They are the Coca-Cola kings - billionaires and multi-millionaires who sit on the beverage company board and hold millions of dollars in company stock, with millions more invested elsewhere.
Two billionaires - IAC/InterActive Chairman Barry Diller and investment banker Herbert A. Allen Jr. belong to the club. Warren Buffett is a former member; his son Howard became a director in December.
Multimillionaires in the Atlanta boardroom include former SunTrust Banks CEO James B. Williams, Allen & Co. Chairman Donald Keough and Coke Chairman Muhtar Kent.
Lesser lights, if only on a financial scale, include former Sen. Sam Nunn, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth and former Labor Secretary Alexis Herman.
If he were a different sort of political with a better organization, hometown presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might have had a money machine that would have shamed the Texas power base of Rick Perry.
But so far, not a single Coca-Cola board member has been reported as contributing to the Gingrich 2012 campaign.