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ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Its investigations are conducted by its staff of full-time investigative reporters, and the resulting stories are distributed to news partners for publication or broadcast. 

HQNew York, NY, US
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Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)205
Revenue (FY, 2018)$26.5 M(-39%)
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Key People/Management at ProPublica

Richard Tofel

Richard Tofel

Robin Fields

Robin Fields

Managing Editor
Stephen Engelberg

Stephen Engelberg

Ragan Rhyne

Ragan Rhyne

Vice President, Development
Celeste LeCompte

Celeste LeCompte

VP, Strategy & Operations
Eric Umansky

Eric Umansky

Deputy Managing Editor
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ProPublica Office Locations

ProPublica has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
155 6th Ave
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ProPublica Financials and Metrics

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ProPublica total Funding

$5.2 m

ProPublica latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

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ProPublica investors

ProPublica's latest funding round in January 2020 was reported to be $1 m. In total, ProPublica has raised $5.2 m
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ProPublica Revenue

ProPublica's revenue was reported to be $26.52 m in FY, 2018 which is a 39.1% decrease from the previous period.

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ProPublica's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 1.6 m in FY, 2018. ProPublica's Monthly Viewers was reported to be 3.6 m in FY, 2018.
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ProPublica Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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PolitwoopsNovember 01, 2016

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ProPublica News and Updates

Warren Buffett's deputy grew his retirement account from $70,000 to $264 million in 29 years, ProPublica reports

Summary List PlacementWarren Buffett built much of his fortune by saving diligently, investing shrewdly, and compounding his money over multiple decades. Ted Weschler, one of the investor's deputies at Berkshire Hathaway, grew his retirement fund from $70,000 to $264 million using the same approac…

A ProPublica journalist explains how Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other billionaires approach taxes in a new interview. Here are the 15 best quotes.

Summary List PlacementProPublica recently published a bombshell report on how billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffett pay minimal federal income tax relative to their vast fortunes. Jesse Eisinger, one of the journalists responsible for the story, discussed his key takeawa…

'These revelations make me sick' — Cramer suggests a billionaire surtax after ProPublica bombshell

"There's not billions of billionaires. Let's come up with something for this small group," CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday.

It's perfectly legal for billionaires to pay so little in taxes. Democrats say they could finally change that after the bombshell ProPublica report.

Summary List PlacementOn Tuesday morning, ProPublica published a bombshell report showing how little America's wealthiest pay in taxes, based on leaked documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The report shows in detail how billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett have seen billio…

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn defends himself after ProPublica says he paid no federal income taxes on $544 million declared

Summary List PlacementBillionaire investor Carl Icahn declared $544 million in total income between 2016 and 2017, but he paid no federal income taxes in either year, ProPublica said in a bombshell investigation report on Tuesday. The Icahn Enterprises boss explained in a strongly worded statement…

IRS Commissioner Warns Of Prosecution If Bombshell Tax Records Were Leaked Illegally To ProPublica

Using confidential IRS data, ProPublica found that the richest 25 Americans including Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett often pay very little or no federal income tax.
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ProPublica Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ProPublica founded?

    ProPublica was founded in 2007.

  • Who are ProPublica key executives?

    ProPublica's key executives are Richard Tofel, Robin Fields and Stephen Engelberg.

  • How many employees does ProPublica have?

    ProPublica has 205 employees.

  • What is ProPublica revenue?

    Latest ProPublica annual revenue is $26.5 m.

  • What is ProPublica revenue per employee?

    Latest ProPublica revenue per employee is $129.4 k.

  • Who are ProPublica competitors?

    Competitors of ProPublica include, The Atlantic and Politico.

  • Where is ProPublica headquarters?

    ProPublica headquarters is located at 155 6th Ave, New York.

  • Where are ProPublica offices?

    ProPublica has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does ProPublica have?

    ProPublica has 1 office.