Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros

From Buffett to Bloomberg, top left-wing supporters give $2.7 billion to push a liberal agenda.


Hefty financial contributions have become a hot button political issue. In June, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., complained about the impact of such contributions in politics. He claimed Democrats were at a disadvantage because their “side doesn’t have many billionaires.”

That claim wildly understated the reality of big money in left-wing politics. Liberal billionaire George Soros alone gave $550 million to left-wing causes from 2001 to 2011. And that figure excluded his direct political contributions. 

Soros was not alone in spending big bucks to make a big political impact. Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar and George Soros’ son Jonathan were only five of the many other power players who funded the left. These liberal donors contributed more than $2.7 billion since 2000 to fund their favorite left-wing causes through an intricate system of foundations, nonprofits, policy groups and political campaigns. 

Two of the five – Buffett and Bloomberg – were household names who have received positive news coverage for several years. But all five wielded great influence in liberal politics and journalism. Collectively, they owned or supported 88 media outlets with a combined circulation of 3.6 million. More than half of those outlets, 46 in all, were in the crucial election swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Iowa and Virginia

But media outlets were only part of their influence. Together, these donors also focused on the key political issues of abortion, gun control, climate-change alarmism and limiting political contributions. And they didn’t just use their own deep pockets either – these men were quick to find like-minded allies to help them fund the liberal agenda. 

A leaked 2013 briefing book from a coalition of liberal bankrollers known as the Democracy Alliance revealed a lot about the strategy of the powers behind the left. “Progressives’ long term success hinges on our ability to fundamentally change our current political system – including large questions about who can vote, the role money should play in politics, and what our courts look like,” the briefing stated. 

The Democracy Alliance, founded in part by liberal billionaires George Soros and Peter Lewis, seeks to coordinate the donations of dozens of wealthy liberals including eco-activist billionaire Steyer and Soros’ own son, Jonathan. The Alliance encourages its supporters to donate to 172 liberal groups that made up a “Progressive Infrastructure Map.” 

On abortion, Buffett was king. His foundation donated $1.2 billion to abortion groups worldwide, while Bloomberg promised $50 million dollars to target American gun rights. 

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar used $250 million of his extensive personal resources to launch his own journalism organization, First Look Media. It became a platform for anti-American reporter Glenn Greenwald, whom NSA-leaker Edward Snowden entrusted with many of his stolen secrets. Greenwald has been an outspoken critic of Israel, and defender of Hamas. He accused the U.S. government of seeking to “enable Israeli aggression” during the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in July 2014. 

So far, none of the five liberal donors have matched Soros’ overall charity contributions of more than $9 billion. However, out of all the liberal millionaires and billionaires who pour their money into left-wing causes, these five had substantial influence on the liberal agenda, and received consistently positive treatment from the media.