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Stories in the category Top one percent

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett

April 20, 2017 at 8:53am

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Davos elite

By Laurie Bennett

January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest

By Laurie Bennett

January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

Muckety winners and losers of 2016

By Laurie Bennett

January 6, 2017 at 11:22am

No one in our database lost more potential Muckety in 2016 than Hillary Clinton.

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Peter Thiel funded suits against Gawker

By Laurie Bennett

May 25, 2016 at 3:51am

Gawker’s brand of “journalism” - we use the term loosely, but doesn’t everyone these days? - has always made us uncomfortable.

High-powered connections in Davos

By Laurie Bennett

January 25, 2016 at 11:17am

The annual schmoozefest known as the World Economic Forum ended Saturday with uncounted new friendships formed during talks and cocktail parties.

Bruce Rauner’s billionaire backers

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2015 at 9:08am

Wealthy donors, from within the state and elsewhere, are transforming Illinois politics, the New York Times writes.

Bush’s billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 12, 2015 at 5:17am

All the poor, lost billionaires.

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett

October 31, 2015 at 4:02am

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

The Phipps dynasty

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2014 at 10:56am

Bessemer Trust promises ultra-wealthy clients it will help manage money “so that it has a positive impact on your life and the lives of generations to come.”

More big names sign up for The Giving Pledge

By Muckety

May 10, 2014 at 10:55am

Seven more wealthy individuals, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea, have joined the Giving Pledge.

Warren Buffett’s massive railroad lobby

By Laurie Bennett

May 5, 2014 at 9:48am

What do train whistles and Warren Buffett have in common?

Tim Gill pours more millions into LGBT activism

By Laurie Bennett

May 2, 2014 at 7:09am

Years ago, when Quark Inc. co-founder Tim Gill started to give away a part of his fortune, he knew of no other gay or lesbian philanthropists.

How tightknit is the NBA billionaires club?

By Laurie Bennett

April 30, 2014 at 7:34am

So now it boils down to a test of billionaires.

Where billionaires meet: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

By Laurie Bennett

April 27, 2014 at 8:34am

Chaired by billionaire Leonard Lauder and founded by his late wife, Evelyn, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is one of the most connected nonprofits in New York.

Tesla vs. the auto dealers

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2014 at 7:49am

Count American auto dealers among those who have a problem with serial entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Charter schools: the Walton family’s favorite cause

By Laurie Bennett

April 7, 2014 at 7:26am

However crowded the Muckety map below might appear, its message is simple.



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