The secret transactions and hidden assets of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world have been revealed in history as the largest treasure trove of extraterritoriality data leaked.
Under the Pandora brand, the cash contains 11.9 million files of companies hired by wealthy clients to build foreign structure and trust in tax havens such as Panama, Dubai, Monaco, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
They reveal the secret issues abroad of 35 world leaders, including the current and former presidents, the prime minister, and the head of state. They also shed light on the secret finances of more than 300 other officials, including ministers, judges, mayors and military generals from more than 90 countries.
The file contains a revelation about the Conservative’s largest donor and asks tough questions when Boris Johnson’s party convenes an annual meeting. The leaked data includes more than 100 billion millionaires, as well as celebrities, rock stars and business leaders. Many people use shell companies to manage luxury goods such as real estate and yachts, as well as eligible bank accounts. There are also works of art ranging from looted Cambodian antiquities to Picasso paintings and Banksy murals.
Pandora’s document reveals the inner workings of the shadow financial world, hiding some of the world’s wealthiest people, and in some cases the hiding of the global foreign economy, which may hide little or no wealth. Provides a rare window to activities.
There are complex diagrams showing the corporate structure such as emails, memos, incorporation records, share certificates, compliance reports, and complex diagrams showing labyrinthine corporate structures. They often make it possible for the first time to identify the true owner of a dubious seashell business.
The file was leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington. We shared access to leaked data with some media partners such as Guardian, BBC Panorama, Lemond and The Washington Post. Over 600 journalists surveyed the files as part of a large global survey.