Meet Hansjorg Wyss, Swiss citizen, medical device mogul, “person number 7” in a recent federal lawsuit, friend to John Podesta and the Center for American Progress, and big time political whale. He’s also the 112th richest man in the world.
In 2011 Wyss’ company also got off nearly scot free after 3 people died in the unapproved testing of an experimental spinal therapy. It’s good to have friends at the highest levels of government.
It should also be noted that Wyss has given $250 million to Harvard. Also a place where it’s good to have friends. Especially if one is in the medical device business.
(From The Washington Examiner)
Wyss, who now lives in Wyoming, is a major donor to scores of liberal groups in this country, with his contributions estimated to total more than $110 million, according to the HJW Foundation’s tax filings with the IRS since 2008.
The Swiss Broadcasting Corp. reported last year that Wyss was the second-richest person inSwitzerland. He is the 112th wealthiest man in the world, with a net worth estimated at $11.2 billion by Forbes magazine.
Despite his relationship with Podesta and active role in funding liberal political activism, Wyss is not well known to the American public…
…Wyss told a Swiss newspaper in a rare interview in 2011 that “nobody knows me, and I hope that it stays like this,” according to Fortune.