Plutocrat


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Plutocrat

A person with real or perceived political authority due to his/her vast wealth. For example, a person who donates vast sums to candidates of all major parties in order to have influence no matter who wins may be called a plutocrat. The term is highly derogatory.
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To Trump's team, this is collateral damage, the inevitable price that must be paid to give America's plutocrats more money.
All that money has to go somewhere and luxury items are what the plutocrats buy.
Plutocrat (2.15) has gone up 5lb but is worth more than that around his favourite venue.
PLUTOCRAT (2-15 nap) is a course and distance winner and can follow up his battling victory at Sedgefield last month, even carrying top weight.
He has earned his billions the old-fashioned way: as a fiercely competitive plutocrat, exhibiting no compassion whatsoever for any enterprises but his own.
He was equally successful with his portrayals of Midwestern life and character: The Turmoil (1915), Magnificent Ambersons, The (1918; film, 1942), and The Midlander (1923), combined as the trilogy Growth (1927), and The Plutocrat (1927).
When summer came, the kidnapping of Mexico's leading plutocrat, Telmex investor Carlos Slim, added to the unsettling picture.
Footloose and nation free Brextremist plutocrat Jumpin' Jim Ratcliffe is in very bad company indeed
And did Jeremy Paxman really need to ask: "Has he a plan or is he just making up the most important job on earth as he goes along?" But Paxo did show he is still capable of a decent put-down, describing Trump as "a permatanned plutocrat with immobile hair and wandering hands."
But would those shares then go to the Uzbek plutocrat, Alisher Usmanov, who at present owns 24 per cent of the shares, through his company, Red and White holdingsAu
Exiled Russian plutocrat Boris Berezovsky was yesterday convicted by a Moscow court of embezzling millions of dollars from national airline Aeroflot and sentenced to six years in prison.
Victory went to the one-time fair hurdler Plutocrat, ridden by Richard Wakeham for Judith Hodgson, the 11-year-old scoring for the second time this year by getting back up to beat Imps Way by a length.