The new list of Scientology donors is out early this year - and the biggest whale is missing! - 2017-11-30
Our thanks to the tipster who got us the new Impact magazine right away, something we always look forward to. But please be aware, there are several things unusual about this newest publication from the International Association of Scientologists.
First, the timing. Each October, the IAS holds a big weekend party, usually in East Grinstead, England, and on Saturday night Scientology's biggest donors — what we refer to as "whales" — are recognized with big gaudy trophies for reaching a new "status" level of giving during the past calendar year.
And even though those trophies are handed out in October, it's usually not until some time in February that the issue of Impact comes out with photos from the event, and we get a chance to see who the new crop of biggest donors is and their new statuses.