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Paradise Papers

documents leak related to offshore investment
Countries affected are in pink

The Paradise Papers are a set of 13.4 million documents relating to offshore investment. Among those whose financial affairs are mentioned are Queen Elizabeth II,[1] and the last two US Secretaries of Commerce: Penny Pritzker and Wilbur Ross.[2][3] The documents were made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in collaboration with Süddeutsche Zeitung. These same two organizations had earlier published the Panama Papers in 2016 from the 2.6 terabytes of data sent by John Doe.[4][5]

The papers include records from an offshore law firm Appleby,[6] although the company has released a statement stating there has been "no evidence of wrongdoing".[7]

People mentioned in the list are: Queen Elizabeth II, Bono, former Prime Ministers of Canada: Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, and Brian Mulroney, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, economic advisor Gary Cohn, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, son-in-law of Vladimir Putin, Madonna, Paul Allen, President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Carlos Slim, Chancellor of Austria Alfred Gusenbauer, Prince Charles, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Shakira, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, and sons of Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yıldırım.

Companies also mentioned were Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, EBay, Glencore, Uber, Nike, Walmart, Allianz, Siemens, McDonald's and Yahoo.[8][9]

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  1. "Paradise Papers: Queen's private estate invested £10m in offshore funds". BBC News. BBC Panorama. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. "Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed". BBC News. BBC Panorama. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. "OffShore Leaks Database: Penny Pritzker". ICIJ. 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. Zeitung, Süddeutsche. "All you need to know about the Panama Papers". Süddeutsche.de. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  5. Zeitung, Süddeutsche. "The Manifesto of John Doe". Süddeutsche.de. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  6. "Offshore trove exposes Trump-Russia links and piggy banks of the wealthiest 1 percent". MPR News. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  7. "Offshore law firm Appleby's response: 'no evidence of wrongdoing'". The Guardian. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  8. "'Paradise papers' expose tax evasion schemes of the global elite". Deutsche Welle. 5 November 2017.
  9. "So lief die SZ-Recherche". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 5 November 2017.

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