Pandora Papers is the name of 11.9 million leaked records from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. It is said to be an “anti-corruption tour de force” and was founded on October 3rd, 2021.
Pandora Papers considers itself a paper to depose the rich and powerful. The leak began in late 2021, losing certain financial information, including offshore assets and deals, of what was, at the time, 300 public officials, more than 100 billionaires, and 35 world leaders.
The leak occurred when Pandora Papers went public; there was no one they would not target, and there was not anyone that would be safe from the Papers’ wrath if they were seen as anything less than first-class citizens.
This leak occurred on October 3rd, 2021, and has been ongoing.
The leaked information affected hundreds of the world’s most affluent. This included celebrities and rock stars; not even royalty was spared. King Abdullah II of Jordan was accused of building a “property empire” spanning London, Washington DC, and Malibu. While this is entirely legal, it has sparked debates throughout multiple countries.
The leak affects millions of files and hundreds of people and has exposed trillions of dollars worth of property and apparent tax fraud. There have been debates worldwide, as the data seems to be accurate.