Paradise Papers: Secrets of the Global Elite

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The Paradise Papers is a global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. Read more at

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files from a combination of offshore service providers and the company registries of some of the world’s most secretive countries.

The files were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The Paradise Papers documents include nearly 7 million loan agreements, financial statements, emails, trust deeds and other paperwork from nearly 50 years at Appleby, a leading offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda and beyond.

The documents also include files from a smaller, family-owned trust company, Asiaciti, and from company registries in 19 secrecy jurisdictions.

Video produced by Scilla Alecci (ICIJ)

Narration by Jenna Welch (Reveal)

Published on Nov 5, 2017

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