The seven Republican super-donors who keep money in tax havens
Paradise Papers show these men, who invest heavily in Super Pacs, share a presence offshore if not a love of Trump
Seven Republican super-donors helped bankroll the conservative push for power in the 2016 election cycle, between them pumping more than $350m (264m) into federal and state races.
The Paradise Papers illuminate another aspect of these vastly wealthy men their propensity to nurture offshore some of their combined fortunes, estimated by Forbes at $142bn, largely beyond the reach of public scrutiny and tax authorities.
The seven have their divisions, especially over Donald Trump. Warren Stephens was a major backer of the Stop Trump movement last year, while Geoff Palmer was among the then Republican nominees biggest financial backers.
But they share a presence in tax havens. In turn, they face a legitimate question as they wield influence by investing in Super Pacs with names including Rebuilding America now, Right to rise USA and American unity: are their political principles undermined by their offshore practices?
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