Brunner is definitely part of the “1 percent” when it comes to wealth and income, with assets of at least $26 million and as much as $108 million, according to the disclosure report. Among his family’s holdings: at least $1 million in gold, an ownership stake in two airplanes, and a condo in Massachusetts.
But a significant portion of his holdings are in investments related to precious metals. American Bridge, a Democratic political action committee (PAC), noted that of the investments in his personal trust, about 90 percent are related to gold, silver or other metals. For example, Brunner has between $1 million and $5 million in the Tocqueville Gold Fund, which invests in companies that mine or process gold. And he has between $100,000 to $250,000 in the Hecla Mining Company, which is engaged in the silver, gold, lead and zinc markets.
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Published: Feb 4, 2012