||Examples of Mainly Corporate Funded Think Tanks: Brookings Institution
With a budget of US$ 23 million and assets worth US$ 192 million the Brookings Institution, based in Washington D.C., in 1998 was funded by: Corporate and private donations (38 %), endowment (30 %), revenue from conferences and seminars (18 %), sales of publications (9 %), government support (2 %).
Among the 138 corporate donors are: Bell Atlantic, Citibank, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, NationsBank, Exxon, Chevron, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Toyota, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont, Mobil and Lockheed Martin, and the foundations of companies like American Express, Travelers, AT&T and McDonnell Douglas. A few media conglomerates, like Time Warner and the Washington Post Co.. Contributions of individual donors include executives from Visa, Procter and Gamble, BankAmerica and U.S. Airways.
Corporation provides voice, data and video communications services to
large and small businesses, consumers and government entities. AT&T
and its subsidiaries furnish domestic and international long
distance, regional, local and wireless communications services, cable
television and Internet communications services. AT&T also
provides billing, directory and calling card services to support its
communications business. AT&T's primary lines of business are
business services, consumer services, broadband services and wireless
services. In addition, AT&T's other lines of business include
network management and professional services through AT&T
Solutions and international operations and ventures. In June 2000,
AT&T completed the acquisition of MediaOne Group. With the
addition of MediaOne's 5 million cable subscribers, AT&T becomes
the country's largest cable operator, with about 16 million customers
on the systems it owns and operates, which pass nearly 28 million
American homes. (source: Yahoo)
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1999: $ 62.391 bn (+ 17,2 % from 1998)
capitalization: $ 104 bn