Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

Like the best Bond baddie you've ever seen. Like Elliot Carver on steroids and with a slightly bigger keyboard... but in real life. 

This fascinating article from Carole Cadwalladr in The Guardian gives an insight into how one of finance's richest men is now puppeteer of a world way beyond finance. 

Robert Mercer made his cash in hedge funds, building algorithmic financial products that would book himself an immeasurable financial profit from financial markets. He's now using that profit to pay to turn his imagined version of the world into a reality. Turns out unlimited money can buy you absolute power. 

Terrifying. Riveting. Almost funny. If only it was a work of fiction...

Edward Playfair