The Koch brothers have made significant investments into conservative political advocacy organizations over the years.
In 2016, for example, they made over $1.3 billion by pouring millions into Breitbart News.
And according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Kochs have been investing more than $6.7 billion into conservative organizations over a four-year period, a far cry from the $400 million that the Koch network spent in 2015 alone.
But it’s not just money that the brothers are pouring into political advocacy.
In 2017, they gave more than a billion dollars to the conservative think tank FreedomWorks.
This comes on the heels of the $700 million that they spent in 2017.
In total, the brothers have spent more than three billion dollars on conservative political activism, a number that’s likely to continue to rise.
While the Koch family has made some significant investments in political lobbying, they’ve largely done so for the benefit of conservative interests.
That’s not the case in 2017, where they’re investing their money in the liberal advocacy groups ACORN, MoveOn.org, Common Cause, the Center to Protect Patient Rights, and the Center For American Progress.
The Kochs also invested $1 billion into the pro-Israel group J Street, a liberal advocacy group that advocates for Israel and supports liberal causes like gay rights and women’s rights.
In addition, the billionaire Kochs are investing heavily in the conservative news outlet Breitbart, which was founded by a far-right pundit and conservative pundit with a history of anti-Semitic and racist comments.
In 2018, the network made over a billion from advertising and subscriptions, making it one of the most profitable and most profitable outlets on the internet.
The network has also invested heavily in media production.
The company is producing several TV shows, including the popular reality show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and has made a series of documentaries that chronicle the history of conservative groups and politics.
The Kochs aren’t the only ones investing heavily into conservative politics.
In the past two years, the right-wing media mogul Ross Perot, the former governor of Arkansas, and conservative commentator Charles Koch have all given significant sums of money to conservative political organizations.
In all, Perot and Koch have given more than half a billion since 2009, according to OpenSecrets.org.