The Rankings
“Wealth is not political power (…), since, whilst some people use their wealth to collect politicians, others can only collect paintings”.* Check out how we rank billionaires according to their political power! Billionaires in Politics...
The Map
Explore campaign contribution laws and the top five billionaires by country.              
The Basics
How can billionaires try to shape public policy? Our video explains the legal mechanisms: Electioneering, lobbying and advocacy, opinion shaping and philanthropy. With corruption, influence becomes illegal. Our glossary explains the key terms.
Our Project
Do extreme wealth inequalities turn societies into plutocracies? billionaireswatch.org investigates how the ultra-rich influence politics. Our project is non-partisan and non-profit. This website is being developed by students and Prof. Peter Hägel within the “billionaireswatch.org” course at The...