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Scientology makes an exception for ABCMouse honcho, will hold memorial for Doug Dohring

Our readers know that we’ve become accustomed over the years to writing remembrances for Scientology figures because the church itself is usually silent about the passing of even some of its most important []


Scientology has a new champion donor for US church construction — $62.1 MILLION!

 Just a week ago we showed you evidence that Scientology’s big whales are being hit up for huge donations not only for the membership organization, the IAS, but also for building []

Scientology celebrates Nancy Cartwright for upping her donations to $21 million

 The new issue of Scientology’s Impact magazine is here, and it contains a surprise!

Impact is our favorite of Scientology’s publications because it provides us with reports from the church’s celebrations of its biggest donors. (We call them []

DONOR DRAMA: Stunning new data on the life cycle of a Scientology whale!

 For years, we’ve been fascinated by the behavior of Scientology’s whales. These are the really big donors, the ones who give the church more than $1 million just in straight donations, above and beyond what they spend for courses, auditing, accommodations and the []

Richie Acunto, Scientology donor and ‘Survival Insurance’ mogul, dead at 70

 Richie Acunto, a colorful Scientology “whale” who had donated at least $10 million to the church, and who was once a major player in auto insurance in California, was found dead this week in Marina del Rey on his boat, where he had been living for several []

There she blows! More Scientology whales spotted, including some surprises

 On Wednesday we celebrated the arrival of the new Impact magazine, the Scientology publication that annually (and sometimes more frequently) names the biggest donors to the International Association of Scientologists (IAS), which is Scientology’s membership []

Scientology’s richest in 2022: Where have all the whales gone?

 Our many thanks to the reader who forwarded us Scientology’s newest Impact magazine, our favorite of all the publications that Scientology denudes entire forests to put []

The new Impact magazine is here, and we get to see Scientology’s biggest donors celebrated!

 If you’ve been with us for very long, you know that we get very excited when Scientology puts out a new issue of its magazine “Impact,” which is the official organ of the International Association of Scientologists, the church’s membership []

Is Scientology clown prince Grant Cardone slagging on super-richie Bob Duggan now?

[Happier days: Cardone, Elena, Duggan]

A reader brought to our attention that Grant Cardone, at his Instagram account, has posted a video of himself talking about how he turned down a $20 million investment from someone named “Bob” who had spent a lot of time with him about three years []

Check out the US government’s new whales: Feshbachs go Diamond Meritorious for the IRS!

 Monday we told you about Scientology’s newest million-dollar donors, Shawn and Colleen May, who had given at least $1 million toward leader David Miscavige’s “Ideal Org” program. []