Robert Mercer is the fabulously wealthy computer scientist who helped bankroll the Trump presidency. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Zachary Mider discovered that Mercer also wears a badge. This is a profile of Mercer and the latest chapter in the many incredible-but-true stories about the secretive hedge fund tycoon.

Video by Michael Byhoff, Jordan Oplinger, Sylvia Yang, Nathalie Milbank. Voiced by Matt Goldman

Note: For most of the past six years, Mercer’s badge came from Lake Arthur, New Mexico. Mercer gave up that badge in September 2017. Since producing this profile, Mider uncovered that Mercer has a new badge from Yuma County, Colorado.

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