Ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt has recently given a $4.7 million donation to the left-wing public news network NPR, aimed at expanding its operations across the country, as reported by Breitbart.
NPR made the announcement Tuesday, confirming that the donation was courtesy of Eric and his wife Wendy, and will go towards the creation of two brand new newsrooms that will service California and parts of the Midwest. The former will “serve all 17 public radio stations across the state,” and the latter will focus on 25 public radio stations in four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Schmidt has been an active mega-donor for Democratic politicians in recent years, including Hillary Clinton’s run for president in 2016, and hosted a fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Hollywood last year. Schmidt has previously served as the executive chairman of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. His net worth is estimated to be around $14 billion.