Welcome to the Power Elite portal on WhoRulesAmerica.net. Included here is a database of the "Power Elite" in the U.S. as of 2011-2012, defined as the intersection of the boards of directors of the corporate community, the extremely wealthy and well-connected, and the boards and trustees of the policy-planning network. Note that this definition does not include politicans; you will not find any current or former presidents in the database. (See "The Class-Domination Theory of Power" for more information.)
There are four different kinds of searches you can do, each of which yields slightly different results.
The search results also display rankings for some individuals and organizations. For individuals, the number in parentheses after their names (if any) is their placement in the 2011 Forbes 400 list. For corporations, it's their 2010 Fortune 500 ranking. For think tanks, it's their ranking on GoToThinkTank.com's 2011 list. For foundations, it is their ranking by assets for 2011 (after company foundations of various types are eliminated). For universities, it's their ranking by endowment among U.S. and Canadian universities & colleges. There are no rankings for presidential advisory committees and commissions.
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