It was one of those stories that bleeding-heart liberals love to latch onto: A new study found that eight billionaires control as much wealth as half of the world’s poorest people.
However, while the left loves to plaster stories about it all over social media, there’s one aspect they won’t talk about — the fact that six of the eight moneybags-types are ardent liberals or had connections to the Democrat Party in one way or another.
According to The Associated Press, the study was done by British group Oxfam.
“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when one in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day,” Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International told The AP.
No. 1 was Bill Gates, with $75 billion in assets. Gates worked extensively with the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation, according to Politico, and said last year that while he would “approach any administration with a positive open mind,” he had more experience working with the Clintons.
No. 2 was Amancio Ortega, a Spanish fashion magnate who keeps a very low public profile.
No. 3 was investment guru Warren Buffett, at a little over $60 million. Buffett has been a major supporter of the Democrats, often outspoken in his support of both Barack Obama and liberal ideas in general.
No. 4 was Mexican magnate Carlos Slim. According to The Washington Free Beacon, he’s another Clinton Foundation donor. He pledged over $100 million to the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and Canadian magnate Frank Giustra. He’s also the largest shareholder in The New York Times.
No. 5 was Jeff Bezos of Amazon, at a little over $45 million. Owner of The Washington Post, Bezos donates mostly to Democrat candidates, according to Heat Street, and said that the media’s interest in Hillary Clinton’s private email server was “out of control.”
No, 6 was Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. It may not surprise you that Facebook’s chief executive is a liberal. Breitbart reports that WikiLeaks emails showed Zuckerberg wanted to meet with Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
No., 8 was Michael Bloomberg, businessman/philanthropist and former New York mayor. If you need any explanation why this gun-grabbing Hillary supporter has ties to the Democrats, you’re probably in the wrong place.
According to The Gateway Pundit, the only Republican-linked member of the list was no. 7, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, who supported Marco Rubio during the primary season.
Why would these men be so supportive of the Democrats and the left? Maybe it’s because, for all their talk about soaking the rich, the Democrats are actually the party of crony capitalism. Will that get reported with this story, though? Unlikely.
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