Today in The New Yorker Jane Mayer has a profile of the Koch brothers who have given more than $100 million dollars to right wing causes, including those that seek to mislead the public about the scientific consensus about global warming. As Mayer reports, “Their combined fortune of thirty-five billion dollars is exceeded only by those of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests…”
I would encourage you to read the entire article.