Scientology mega-donor ABCMouse family is more complicated than we realized - 2020-06-06
A commenter alerted us to a pretty interesting situation that we thought deserved its own post. You know that for years we've kept an eye on Doug Dohring and his education software empire, which runs the hugely profitable subscription service for toddlers, ABCMouse.
Dohring developed ABCMouse after his prior success with NeoPets, and we know that he's been making a lot of money because in 2017 Doug reached the vaunted status of "Patron Excalibur" for donating $20 million to Scientology's membership organization, the IAS.
Neopets had no Scientology in it, and neither does ABCMouse. But there's simply no question that the legions of American families paying Dohring's company Age of Learning for their monthly ABCMouse subscriptions enable the wealthy Scientologist to be one of the organization's biggest single donors.