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LittleSis* is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government.
* opposite of Big Brother
We're a grassroots watchdog network connecting the dots between the world's most powerful people and organizations.



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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

2,716,150 Citations
921,612 Relationships
151,696 Persons
54,033 Business Persons
47,111 Organizations
17,484 Businesses
11,685 Lobbyists
8,701 Academics
8,090 Political Candidates
7,618 Political Fundraising Committees
5,260 Lawyers
4,625 Public Officials
3,648 Private Companies
3,479 Elected Representatives
2,860 Schools
2,733 Other Not-for-Profits
2,569 Government Bodies
1,981 Individual Campaign Committees
1,968 Public Companies
1,622 Media Personalities
1,619 Other Campaign Committees
1,577 Philanthropies
1,394 Lobbying Firms
878 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
384 Law Firms
375 Industry/Trade Associations
225 Policy/Think Tanks
186 Political Parties
170 Cultural/Artses
120 PACs
108 Public Intellectuals