(Formerly) Anonymous Koch Brothers Political Donors Outed
Last week the Koch Brothers held their twice-a-year meeting with their fellow rightwing movers and shakers. Corporations and wealthy individuals who contribute to the Koch Brothers' various front groups are guaranteed to be kept anonymous. They can make huge donations to Americans For Prosperity, Freedom Partners and other Kochtopus tentacles, and still keep hiding and cowering under their rocks so nobody knows who they are.
But at last week's meeting, one of the attendees left behind a sensitive document that listed some of the largest donors to the Kochtopus. The document promptly found its way to Mother Jones, which is why these anonymous donors' identities have gone viral.
Without further ado, here are some of the corporations and individual billionaires who have been secretly trying to derail our democracy:
Papa John's Pizza;
TRT Holdings, owner of Omni Hotels and Gold's Gym;
Carl Berg, Silicon Valley real estate billionaire;
Ken Griffin, founder of Citadel hedge fund, ranks #103 on the Forbes 400;
Klipsch Group, headphone and speaker company;
John W. Childs, private equity investor;
Mountaire Corporation, huge agribusiness firm;
Charles Chandler, CEO of Intrust Bank;
Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon restaurant chain;
And on and on...
The complete list is shown at the linked article.