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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

2,845,604 Citations
968,490 Relationships
161,238 Persons
55,882 Business Persons
50,138 Organizations
18,759 Businesses
11,829 Lobbyists
11,482 Academics
8,324 Political Candidates
7,645 Political Fundraising Committees
5,686 Lawyers
4,953 Public Officials
4,106 Private Companies
3,671 Elected Representatives
2,999 Schools
2,873 Other Not-for-Profits
2,742 Government Bodies
2,101 Public Companies
1,988 Individual Campaign Committees
1,728 Media Personalities
1,624 Other Campaign Committees
1,605 Philanthropies
1,409 Lobbying Firms
931 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
415 Law Firms
408 Industry/Trade Associations
227 Policy/Think Tanks
189 Political Parties
173 Cultural/Artses
135 PACs
119 Public Intellectuals