Our Project

About us

billionaireswatch.org is a student led project that exists to put the spotlight on private wealth in public policy through transparency. This student-led project is dedicated to giving you insight into how the ultra-rich use their money to influence politics. billionaireswatch.org encourages you to use our watchdog website as a tool for education and activism. Here on billionaireswatch.org, we use a ranking system in order to differentiate ourselves from other watchdog websites. Here, you will find our billionaires ranked according to the exent to which they have power to influence politics. Our ranking reviews billionaires’ participation in electioneering, lobbying and advocacy, opinion-shaping, and philanthropy to generate a score by which billionaires are ranked.

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 American University of Paris (AUP). We thank all the students that have made contributions to it, especially:

Jade Ascencio, Shalise Barnes, Luka Ivicevic, Ellen Kitchens, Patricia Rehus, Jomana Saber, and Johnson Yoder.

In 2016/17, we received financial support from AUP’s Civic Media Lab.

The website is currently in its prototype phase. 

Disclaimers:
billionaireswatch.org is not responsible for the content on external websites linked to from this site.
billionaireswatch.org is also not responsible for external content embedded on its site.
When we cite external authors, we do not necessarily subscribe to their views and opinions.
We try hard to be as accurate as possible – if you find any errors or misinformation on our website, please write to us at: contact (at) billionaireswatch.org, and we’ll correct our mistakes ASAP.

Donate to our project

We’re running on a very low budget, mainly relying on volunteer work. Still, web hosting needs to be paid, as well as other expenses.
We don’t have a payments feature, but in case you want to support us please write to us at:

contact (at) billionaireswatch.org

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