Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Open Society’s Soros among Brookings Top Politically Influential Global Billionaires List
Darrell West's Global Billionaires Political Power Index is a ranking of the top global billionaires in terms of overall political power. There are a number of existing rankings that rate the net worth of billionaires, but no one has assessed their overall political influence globally or in particular countries around the world.
In his forthcoming Brookings Institution Press book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, West examines the political use of great wealth, including campaign expenditures, activism through nonprofit organizations and foundations, holding public office, media ownership, policy thought leadership, and behind the scenes influence....