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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

MetLife, based in New York City, is one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S., its main subsidiary being Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. MetLife sells a range of insurance products: prepaid legal plans, annuities, auto insurance, disability income, home insurance, long-term care insurance, and it also does financial planning. Its international segment sells in the Asia/Pacific region, Europe, and Latin America. [1] [2]

In 2006, sales were US$48.4 billion with profits of US$6.3 billion. [1]

Political contributions

Metropolitan Life gave $472,920 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 48% to Democrats, 50% to Republicans, and 2% to other parties. [3]


The company spent $2,290,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. Two of the lobbying firms used were Venn Strategies, LLC and Quinn Gillespie & Associates. [4]


Key executives and 2006 pay: [5]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [8]

Contact details

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
Phone: 212-578-2211
Fax: 212-578-3320


  1. 1.0 1.1 MetLife Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  2. Home page, MetLife, accessed December 2007.
  3. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed December 2007.
  4. Metropolitan Life lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed December 2007.
  5. Executive Officers, MetLife, accessed December 2007.
  6. C Robert Henrikson, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  7. William J Wheeler, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  8. Board of Directors, MetLife, accessed December 2007.

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