Renaissance Technologies (Hedge Fund)
Est. Net Worth
$900 Million Bloomberg
Robert Mercer, a hedge-fund billionaire who helped to finance the Trump campaign and an owner of the right-wing Breitbart News Network, is also a long-time friend of Nigel Farage.
He directed his data analytics firm to provide expert advice to the Leave campaign on how to target swing voters via Facebook – a donation of services that were not declared to the electoral commission.
Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm formed the backbone of the digital campaign for the Leave campaign. Mercer provided the services for free because he and Nigel Farage “think alike”.