Date of Birth: 1946 in San Jose, California
Place of Residence: Long Island, New York
Net Worth: Unknown, annual income of $125 Mn,
Source of Wealth: self-made, industry: finance
Education: Undergrad- University of New Mexico; Doctorate- University of Illinois
Political Position: Conservative:
In His Own Words:
I’m happy going through my life without saying anything to anybody.
In the 2016 campaign season, Mercer gave $22.5 million in disclosed donations to Republican candidates and to political-action committees.
Lobbying & Advocacy: 6
Funder of a climate change denial group called the Heartland Institute as well as several other non-profit political activism group.
Opinion Shaping: 8/9
Over the last decade, Mercer has given more than $10 million to Media Research Center, a organization who self-proclaim to have an “unwavering commitment to neutralizing leftwing bias in the news, media and popular culture”.
Mercer supplied another $10 million to Steve Bannon to maintain funding for Breibart, an right-wing media outlet.
Founder of the Mercer Family Foundation (check their benefiting foundations here).