LittleSis is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government.

LittleSis* is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government.
* opposite of Big Brother

A unique resource for investigating cronyism, conflicts of interest, and systemic corruption.

An involuntary facebook of the 1%

We bring transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated institutions. We help answer questions such as:

  • Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to?
  • Where did White House officials work before they were appointed?
  • Which lobbyists are married to politicians? Who do they lobby for?

All of this information is public, but scattered. We bring it together in one place. Our data derives from government filings, news articles, and other reputable sources. Some data sets are updated automatically; the rest is filled in by our user community. More Features

Names behind the news

Who are the movers and shakers behind the bailouts, government contracts, and austerity policies? We’re working around the clock to stock LittleSis with information about bigwigs who make the news, and their connections to those who don’t. For updates and analysis visit our blog, Eyes on the Ties

Made for watchdogs

We’re bringing together a community of watchdogs who believe in transparency and accountability where it matters most. We’re looking for journalists, researchers, programmers, artists and organizers to lend a hand. Get Involved

Think-and-do tank

LittleSis is a project of Public Accountability Initiative, a 501(c)3 organization focused on corporate and government accountability. We receive financial support from foundations and benefit from free software written by the open source community.

Data Summary
2,031,384 Citations
669,384 Relationships
103,820 Persons
41,327 Business Persons
33,196 Organizations
12,815 Businesses
11,560 Lobbyists
7,034 Political Candidates
6,914 Political Fundraising Committees
3,438 Lawyers
3,158 Public Officials
2,895 Elected Representatives
2,345 Private Companies
2,001 Schools
1,942 Individual Campaign Committees
1,936 Government Bodies
1,814 Public Companies
1,700 Other Not-for-Profits
1,656 Academics
1,613 Other Campaign Committees
1,363 Lobbying Firms
1,227 Philanthropies
763 Media Personalities
591 Membership Organizations
293 Industry/Trade Associations
274 Law Firms
199 Policy/Think Tanks
178 Political Parties
104 PACs
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