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The Billionaires Boys Club

The Billionaires Boys Club

The following are a list of Billionaires that supported Trumped and research on who they are and their empires that were influential in helping shape the 2016 election's results, including previous and beyond.  Learn their names and businesses that financed America being Trumped. And then place your ear to the ground to hear their familiar footsteps coming for your rights as an American.  Get up on your feet, spread the word and let's stop this madness.

T. Boone Pickens

T Boone Pickens, energy magnate 

T. Boone Pickens took a laid-back approach to his endorsement of Donald Trump. The 88-year-old oil tycoon cited his age as a reason for not worrying in case a Trump presidency didn't work out. "I'm ready to take a chance on it," he said of his decision to support Trump in May. "And just in case it's a mistake, [I'll] be gone."


Robert Mercer

Last week, as Donald J. Trump endured one of the most tumultuous stretches of his presidential campaign, a few longtime allies in New York conservative circles met for dinner and a drink. As the evening progressed, the conversation turned to an inevitable topic: What would it take to give Mr. Trump his best shot at winning?

 

A few days later, one of the guests, Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, would become Mr. Trump’s campaign chief in a sudden shake-up. But it was a guest without a formal role in the campaign, a conservative philanthropist named Rebekah Mercer, who has now become one of its most potent forces.

 

Mr. Bannon’s ascension on Wednesday — urged on Mr. Trump by Ms. Mercer, among others — shows how a cadre of strategists, “super PACs” and political organizations quietly nurtured by her family have emerged to play a pivotal role in Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

 

Robert Mercer in 2014. He switched his allegiance to Donald Trump after initially supporting Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Credit Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Over more than half a decade, Ms. Mercer’s father, the New York investor Robert Mercer, has carved an idiosyncratic path through conservative politics, spending tens of millions of dollars to outflank his own party’s consultant class and unnerve its established powers. His fortune has financed think tanks and insurgent candidates, super PACs and media watchdogs, lobbying groups and grass-roots organizations.

 

Many of them are now connected, one way or another, to Mr. Trump’s presidential bid. Mr. Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, is a veteran Republican pollster who previously oversaw a super PAC financed by the Mercers. Mr. Bannon oversaw Breitbart, an outlet that has often amplified Mr. Trump’s message and attacked his perceived enemies. Mr. Mercer reportedly invested $10 million in Breitbart several years ago, and most likely still has a stake: A company sharing an address with Renaissance Technologies, the hedge fund Mr. Mercer helps lead, remains an investor in Breitbart, according to corporate documents filed in Delaware.

 

Mr. Trump is also relying on Cambridge Analytica, a voter data firm backed by Mr. Mercer, whose staff members are working with Mr. Trump’s vendors to identify potential Trump supporters in the electorate, particularly among infrequent voters. A Mercer-backed super PAC supporting Mr. Trump is now being shepherded by David Bossie, a conservative activist whose own projects have been funded in part by the Mercers’ family foundation, according to tax documents.

 

Mr. Bannon has worked particularly closely with the family in recent years.

 

“I think they have complete confidence, and rightly so, in Steve Bannon’s decisions and what he brings to the table politically,” Mr. Bossie said. “He has been smart and successful in running these different political operations. And those things have come to the Mercers’ attention.”

Like many elite donors, the Mercers shun mainstream media attention — even while financing alternative outlets that provide content for conservative activists. That includes not just Breitbart, but also the self-described watchdog organization Media Research Center and the Government Accountability Institute, home to Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash,” a book examining the Clinton family philanthropies. (Mr. Bannon co-founded the institute and Ms. Mercer, 42, has served on its board; she also co-produced a documentary based on the book and released last month, just before the Democratic National Convention.)

 

They have given to libertarian organizations, such as the Cato Institute, and political organizations like the Club for Growth, which spends millions of dollars each election cycle in Republican primaries, hoping to promote orthodox conservative policies on taxes and spending. The Mercers are also significant donors to the sprawling political network overseen by the political activists Charles G. and David H. Koch, which is also libertarian-leaning.

 

But unlike the Koch brothers, who remained neutral in the Republican primary and have said their organizations will focus on congressional races this fall, the Mercers were deeply involved in the Republican nominating battle this year. And they have shown a taste for more bare-knuckled and populist politics than most of Mr. Mercer’s fellow hedge fund magnates.

excerpts from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/us/politics/robert-mercer-donald-trump-donor.html?_r=

"Since 2006, Mercer has donated about $34.9 million to federal campaigns.[13] Since 1990, Renaissance Technologies has contributed $59,081,152 to federal campaigns and since 2001, has spent $3,730,000 on lobbying.[14]

 

Mercer has given $750,000 to the Club for Growth, $2 million to American Crossroads,[15] and $2.5 million to Freedom Partners Action Fund.[16] In 2010, Mercer financially supported Art Robinson's efforts to unseat Peter DeFazio in Oregon's 4th congressional district.[17] In the 2013-2014 election cycle, Mercer donated the fourth largest amount of money among individual donors, and the second most among Republican donors.[1] Mercer joined the Koch brothers conservative political donor network after the 2010 Citizens United v. FEC, but Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah Mercer, decided to establish their own political foundation.[5] The Mercer Family Foundation, run by Mercer's daughter, Rebekah, has donated to a variety of conservative causes.[1]

 

Mercer is a major supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president.[18] Mercer and his daughter played a role in the elevation of Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway into senior roles in the Trump campaign.[18][19] Mercer also finances a Super PAC, Make America Number One, which supports Trump's campaign.[19]

Rebekah is one of the members of Donald Trump's Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. 

In addition to the money he has spent on political campaigns, estimated at $32 million as of 2016, Mercer has invested millions of dollars in the Heritage Foundation, the media outlet Breitbart.com, Cambridge Analytica, the Cato Institute, the Media Research Center, and the Government Accountability Institute.[3][19] Mercer was the main financial backer of the Jackson Hole Summit, a conference that took place in Wyoming in August 2015 to advocate for the gold standard.[3] He has also supported Doctors for Disaster Preparedness and Fred Kelly Grant, an Idaho activist who encourages legal challenges to environmental laws.[3] Mercer has supported a campaign for the death penalty in Nebraska and funded ads in New York critical of the so-called "ground-zero mosque".[3] According to associates interviewed by Bloomberg, Mercer is concerned with the monetary and banking systems of the United States, which he believes are in danger from government meddling.[3]"

excerpts from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mercer_(businessman)


Sheldon Adelson,

"Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson plans to donate as much as $25m to a Super Pac supporting Donald Trump – five times what he had been expected to contribute.

 

Adelson will give the money to Future45 for ads attacking Hillary Clinton and backing Donald Trump, the Guardian has learned. 

Where is Republican billionaire 'kingmaker' Sheldon Adelson?

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The commitment by the Las Vegas mogul will bring the total raised by Future45 to $30m, according to a donor briefed on the Pac’s fundraising.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/23/sheldon-adelson-trump-super-pac-donation-25-million



Joe Ricketts

Donald Trump gained support from a former detractor when Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts announced plans to donate around $1 million to a pro-Trump group. Future45 also has pulled in a $1m check from Joe Ricketts, the founder of investment firm TD Ameritrade and the owner of the Chicago Cubs. Future45, which the Ricketts family was instrumental in launching last year, is poised to begin an ad blitz in battleground states that also have key ad very competitive Senate races. According to CNN, the states include Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.


"You can't have a government at war with business. This is what we have today in our country," Icahn said. He thinks Trump should start by reforming the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump has taken a very anti-Wall Street and, at times, anti-business tone, but Icahn thinks that is just campaign rhetoric.

Politics[edit]

Icahn endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 US presidential election. He also announced the formation of a super PAC pledging $150 million to push for corporate tax reform. Icahn will target inversions, which occur when corporations leave the U.S. to take advantage of lower tax rates elsewhere.[70]

 

Upon becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump announced that he would nominate Icahn for Treasury Secretary.[71]

 

Icahn was criticized by Bernie Sanders for his investment operations in Atlantic City. In response, Icahn issued a statement disputing Bernie Sanders' remarks while agreeing on the general income inequality issue

 

Just a sample of some of his holdings:

In October 2013 Icahn sold about 50% of his shares in Netflix for a profit in excess of 800 million in less than one year. This is believed to be one of the largest stock gains in history.

On November 26, 2013 Icahn filed a shareholder proposal with Apple calling for a buyback of shares. Icahn believes the technology giant should share more of its wealth with stockholders. This was three days before the deadline for measures to be voted on at the company’s next annual shareholders meeting.

On January 22, 2014, Icahn proposes to eBay to spin off PayPal, an e-commerce business.

On January 28, 2014, after Apple's shortcomings in quarterly revenue and depreciation on the stock market, Icahn bought another half-billion worth of Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares, stating they're "very cheap."[58]

On April 10, 2014, Icahn settles his proxy fight with eBay, regarding the PayPal spin off.[59]

On June 6, 2014, Icahn reveals he has acquired a 9.4 percent stake in Family Dollar, making him the biggest shareholder. He begins pressuring the company to do a takeover deal while at the same time, a restructure.

On July 28, 2014 a deal is done for Family Dollar to be bought by Dollar Tree for $8.5 billion, which translates to a gain for Icahn on his investment of 25.6 percent. A day later Icahn begins selling shares, disposing of about a third of his stake, saying he is not going to wait for the deal to close or for a better offer.

In October 2014, Icahn took a stake in Canadian energy company Talisman Energy. The company's stock then cratered 71% and he later sold his shares in December 2014.[60]

On May 15, 2015, Icahn made a $100 million investment in the ride-sharing service Lyft.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/1/researchers-say-uber-and-lyft-drivers-discriminate/

On November 12, 2015, Icahn was looking to sell his stake in Fontainebleau Las Vegas, an unfinished resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. He has also hired CBRE Group Inc. to market the unfinished resort to potential buyers.[62]

On November 16, 2015, Icahn swapped his entire stake of eBay for the same number of shares in PayPal Holdings.[63]

On November 23, 2015, Icahn disclosed a 7.13% stake in Xerox, a company whose shares that he called “undervalued.” This purchase makes him the second-largest investor in Xerox after The Vanguard Group.[64]

On December 4, 2015 Icahn made a qualifying offer to purchase the auto-parts and maintenance chain Pep Boys for $15.50 a share, amounting to 12.12% stake of the entire company.[65]

On December 7, 2015, Icahn raised his stake in the Houston-based energy company Cheniere Energy to 13.8 percent from 12.7 percent, making him the largest shareholder in the company.[66]

On January 13, 2016 Icahn disclosed a 4.66% stake in Gannett Co. Inc.[67]

On January 15, 2016 Autoparts maker Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. owned by Icahn said on Friday that it has terminated a previously announced spinoff of its motorparts division.[68]

On January 15, 2016, Icahn saw his shares in the liquid-natural gas company Cheniere Energy and gold and copper producer Freeport-McMoRan decline 57% and 50% respectively.[60]

On April 28, 2016, Icahn sold his shares in Apple, whose relationship with China he thought potentially troubling.[23]

On August 26, 2016, Icahn purchased 2,304,683 Herbalife shares worth of USD 136,690,749 and as of October 2016 he is reported to own over 19 million Herbalife shares worth of over USD 1.2 billion.[69]

according to reports by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Icahn


the infamous horrible rascist Koch Brother

"Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire"

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money

by RollingStones Tim Dickensen

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924

Georgia Pacific

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Who among them has raised the Trump banner? People on the list range from Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley investor of PayPal PYPL 0.50% and Facebook FB 0.20% fame who keynoted this year’s Republican National Convention, to Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas Sands Casino LVS 1.32% impresario, to Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets football team and heir to the Johnson & Johnson JNJ -0.35% fortune, to Carl Icahn, the rough-and-tumble activist investor and chairman of the eponymous Icahn Enterprises IEP 0.54% . (Sorry, Martin Shkreli, the ex-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, did not make the cut.)

 

Here’s the lineup of ultra-rich bigwigs championing the reality television star-turned-politician in the 2016 election.

1. Peter Thiel

“Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline, and no one in this race is being honest about it except Donald Trump,” the Silicon Valley venture capitalist said onstage at this year’s Republican National Convention.

Perhaps it’s a positive sign that Trump, who reportedly does not use a computer, appointed billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel to his transition team. Thiel, who was Trump’s most vocal supporter from the tech industry, certainly knows the ins and outs of tech, with over two decades of tech experience, as co-founder and former CEO of PayPal (PYPL) and early investments in Facebook (FB) and LinkedIn (LNKD).


 

2. Carl Icahn

 

“I think you need somebody to shake up the establishment in Washington just like you do in corporate America,” Icahn told Fortune earlier this year.

 

3. Tom Barrack

 

The private equity veteran endorsed Trump, even though he said Trump once “played [him] like a Steinway piano” during a business deal.

 

4. Woody Johnson

 

NY Jets Owner

 

The Johnson & Johnson jet-setter plans to host a fundraiser for Trump at his estate in East Hampton.

 

5. Stephen Feinberg

 

The cofounder and CEO of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management previously pumped $200,000 into the political action committee that supported Jeb Bush.

 

6. Steven Mnuchin

 


The hedge fund manager serves as Trump’s chief fundraiser and as head of his national finance committee.

7. Sheldon Adelson

Photograph by Shahar Azran—Getty Images

 

“He’s our nominee,” the Sands casino magnate told the New York Times in May. “He won fair and square.”

 

8. Robert Mercer

 


This hedge fund manager and his daughter Rebekah have reportedly donated nearly $500,000 each to the Trump campaign.

9. T. Boone Pickens

 

Key Speakers At The 2016 SALT Conference

T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO at BP Capital

 

The 87-year-old Texas oil baron said that he’s “ready to take a chance on it,” and “just in case it’s a mistake, [I’ll] be gone.”

 

10. Stanley Hubbard

 

Museum Of The Moving Image Honors Lorne Michaels And Stanley S. Hubbard

Stanley S. Hubbard and Lorne Michaels

 

“I think anybody would be better than Clinton,” the media mogul told MinnPost, an online news outlet focused on all things Minnesota. “I think he’ll moderate himself.”

 

11. Darwin Deason

 

The tech entrepreneur and his wife Katerina have reportedly donated nearly $500,000 each to Trump’s cause.

 

12. Wilbur Ross

 

Billionaire And Chief Executive Officer Of WL Ross & Co. LLC Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross, U.S. billionaire, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC.

Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe—Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

The cost of a plate at a Trump fundraising luncheon held at the investor’s Southampton estate was $25,000.

 

13. Andrew Beal

 

Andy Beal CEO of Beal Bank

CEO of Beal Bank Andy Beal

Photograph by Matthew Mahon—Redux

 


“All these politicians with all these specific plans,” the banker groused to the New York Times when explaining his support for Trump. “I think it’s total [expletive].”

14. John Paulson

 

Paulson's Biggest Hedge Fund Said To Lose 11 Percent This Year

John A. Paulson, president of Paulson & Co.

Rick Maiman—Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

Paulson, who made his fortune betting against the housing market before its collapse a decade ago, co-hosted a supremely pricey Trump fundraising event at Le Cirque, a French restaurant in Manhattan.

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