The Other Billionaires Who Helped Clarence Thomas Live a Luxe Life - 2023-08-10

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F0.png The Other Billionaires Who Helped Clarence Thomas Live a Luxe Life August 10, 2023, Brett Murphy, ProPublica

The fullest accounting yet shows how Thomas has secretly reaped the benefits from a network of wealthy and well-connected patrons that is far more extensive than previously understood.

During his three decades on the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas has enjoyed steady access to a lifestyle most Americans can only imagine. A cadre of industry titans and ultrawealthy executives have treated him to far-flung vacations aboard their yachts, ushered him into the premium suites at sporting events and sent their private jets to fetch him — including, on more than one occasion, an entire 737. It's a stream of luxury that is both more extensive and from a wider circle than has been previously understood.

Like clockwork, Thomas' leisure activities have been underwritten by benefactors who share the ideology that drives his jurisprudence. Their gifts include:

At least 38 destination vacations, including a previously unreported voyage on a yacht around the Bahamas; 26 private jet flights, plus an additional eight by helicopter; a dozen VIP passes to professional and college sporting events, typically perched in the skybox; two stays at luxury resorts in Florida and Jamaica; and one standing invitation to an uber-exclusive golf club overlooking the Atlantic coast.

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{{cite news | first = Brett | last = Murphy | author2 = Alex Mierjeski | title = The Other Billionaires Who Helped Clarence Thomas Live a Luxe Life | url = https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-other-billionaires-sokol-huizenga-novelly-supreme-court | work = ProPublica | date = August 10, 2023 | accessdate = August 13, 2023 }}