Steve Bannon, earned more than half a million dollars last year from entities linked to a pair of major conservative donors, according to documents released by the White House detailing the personal finances of its officials.-News For the Digital Age
Bannon reported an ownership stake of $1 million or more in a data-crunching firm that worked for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the presidential race. He also took in $191,000 in consulting fees in 2016 as executive chairman of the conservative media website Breitbart News, which sided with Trump during the Republican primary.
The disclosure highlighted Bannon’s ties to a pair of conservative political donors, Robert and Rebekah Mercer. The couple, which funded the upstart data company Cambridge Analytica, backed Cruz early on but eventually swung their allegiance to Trump.
Cambridge Analytica later worked for Trump, and now it is seeking government contracts. Bannon’s disclosure form said that he has “an agreement in principle” to sell his stake in