Trivia Question: Which newspaper magnate helped fund the Statue of Liberty?
William Randolph Hearst
In 1885, newspaper publisher and politician Joseph Pulitzer used his influence to help ensure that the Statue of Liberty came to full fruition. The committee responsible for the statue had run out of funds, so Pulitzer solicited readers of “New York World” to donate. The effort paid off, raising $100,000 in funds which were used to finish the pedestal on which Lady Liberty stands.
The Answer: The correct answer is Joseph Pulitzer.