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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

2,981,456 Citations
977,342 Relationships
163,817 Persons
56,635 Business Persons
51,462 Organizations
19,466 Businesses
11,837 Lobbyists
11,563 Academics
8,347 Political Candidates
7,647 Political Fundraising Committees
5,968 Lawyers
5,283 Public Officials
4,405 Private Companies
3,737 Elected Representatives
3,056 Schools
2,918 Government Bodies
2,911 Other Not-for-Profits
2,131 Public Companies
1,990 Individual Campaign Committees
1,747 Media Personalities
1,625 Other Campaign Committees
1,621 Philanthropies
1,413 Lobbying Firms
952 Membership Organizations
619 Couples
443 Law Firms
426 Industry/Trade Associations
230 Policy/Think Tanks
192 Political Parties
173 Cultural/Artses
139 PACs
121 Public Intellectuals