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Oligarchs.

Yesterday I read an article mentioning how many of the newer churches in Russia have been funded by Oligarchs. I understand that “Oligarch” has a particular history in Russia and Ukraine – but I wondered why the term is never applied here. Isn’t, say, Jeff Bezos an Oligarch? Mark Zuckerberg? The Koch brothers? Not to mention the hyper-wealthy who shape our society but manage to stay out of the news?