By H. Skip Robinson, September 6, 2019
These are some of the largest contributors to the Democratic Party and the total amount they recently contributed.
Paloma Funds, Donald Sussman, CEO, $21,613,800. The is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Paloma Funds and the founder of New China Capital Management LLC. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, a member of the Board of Directors of ProPublica, and an Honorary Trustee of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. His company Paloma Partners, was the largest contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016 . Sussman was born to a Jewish family in June 1946, the son of Beatrice (née Zimmerman) and William Sussman. His father was a real estate developer. They were the single largest individual contributors to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016
Pritzker Group, Pritzker Family $16,626,207 The Pritzker family is an American family engaged in entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and one of the wealthiest families in the United States of America. Family members still largely own Hyatt, and owned the Marmon Group, a conglomerate of manufacturing and industrial service companies that has since been sold to Berkshire Hathaway. Other holdings have included the Superior Bank of Chicago, which collapsed in 2001, the TransUnion credit bureau, Braniff airlines, McCall’s magazine, and the Royal Caribbean cruise line. J. B. Pritzker (born 1965), founder of Pritzker Group Venture Capital (formerly New World Ventures), co-founder of Pritzker Group, Governor of Illinois (2019 – present) The Pritzker family is of Jewish descent and based in Chicago, Illinois. They were the second largest individual contributors to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016
Renaissance Technologies, James Harris Simons Founder and Chairman $16,543,000. James Harris Simons was born on April 25, 1938 to an American Jewish family, the only child of Marcia (née Kantor) and Matthew Simons, and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father owned a shoe factory. When James Simons was a teenager, he worked a job in the basement stockroom of a garden supply store. His inefficiency at the job resulted in his demotion as a floor sweeper., Renaissance was the 3rd largest individual contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016 .
Saban Capital Group, Haim Saban $12,283,411 is an American investment firm based in Los Angeles, California focused on media, entertainment, and communications investments. Formed in 2010 Saban Capital Group owns Saban Films, part of Univision Communications, and part of Celestial Tiger Entertainment. He was a part owner of FOX Entertainments, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Israeli American Council. Saban Capital was the 4th largest individual contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016 .
Newsweb Corporation. Fred Eychaner, (born c. 1945) is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. Eychaner is the Chairman of Newsweb Corporation. He was included in Chicago magazine’s 2014 list of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans. In 2005, the Chicago Tribune estimated his wealth at $500 million. In 2015, he was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Eychaner is a major donor to Democratic campaigns, gay rights advocacy groups, and arts organizations. m Newweb was the 5th largest contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016 .
Soros Fund Management George Soros $10,556,793 is a private American investment management firm. It is currently structured as a family office but formerly as a hedge fund. The firm was founded in 1969 by George Soros and in 2010 was reported to be one of the most profitable firms in the hedge fund industry, averaging a 20% annual rate of return over four decades. They are headquartered at 250 West 55th Street in New York. Soros was born in Budapest in the Kingdom of Hungary to a prosperous non-observant Jewish family, who, like many upper-middle class Hungarian Jews at the time, were uncomfortable with their roots. Soros has wryly described his home as a Jewish antisemitic home. The Soros Fund was the 6th largest contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Allegedly, Providence, Rhode Island runs an efficient government with Asana who provides workspace management software resources to public and private entities. Asana was the 6th largest individual contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Slim Fast Foods, Daniel Abraham $6,005,400 born August 15, 1924, is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Thompson Medical, whose main product is Slim-Fast, a diet program. He has endowed the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and he supports Jewish causes in Florida and Israel. Slim fast foods was the 7th largest contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016. Abraham is a long-time donor to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation. He gave $1.5 million to the party and ranked as the number one contributor of soft money to the national parties in 2000. Abraham donated $3 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC which supported Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign.
Lone Pine Capital. Steven Mandel $5,015,300 is an American-based hedge fund headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, established in 1997 by its president and portfolio manager, Stephen Mandel. The firm has offices in London, New York City, and San Francisco.
They were the 8th largest contributor to the campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Almost all the above information came from either Wikipedia or the company website.
Hillary Clinton’s Bundlers
The following info came from this website http://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/bundlers
Bundlers are people with friends in high places who, after bumping against personal contribution limits, turn to those friends, associates, and, well, anyone who’s willing to give, and deliver the checks to the candidate.
The Federal Election Commission requires disclosure only of those bundlers who are registered lobbyists. Beyond that, it’s up to the candidate. The Clinton campaign is releasing information about bundlers who raised over $100,000 (see list below); the campaign does not specify how much each of these individuals has raised beyond that. The Trump campaign has released no information about its bundlers whatsoever.
Together, 1,129 Extremely wealthy were directing at least $112,300,000 for Clinton’s election efforts — money that has gone into the coffers of her campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee.
Lawyers & Lobbyists, $21.9M, Unknown, $22.3M, Misc Business, $19M, Other, $17.2M, Defense, $100K, Labor, $100K, Transportation, $900K, Agribusiness, $1.2M, Construction, $1.4M, Energy & Natural Resources, $2M, Ideological/Single-Issue, $2.7M, Health, $5M, Communications/Electronics, $13.9M, Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, $31.5M, Top Economic Sectors of Clinton Bundlers, 2016
Top Industries of Clinton Bundlers
|Industry||Min. Raised||# of Bundlers|
|Employer Listed/Category Unknown||$17,400,000||174|
|Securities & Investment||$14,500,000||145|
*The “Contributions” column indicates the total amount that the bundlers and their spouses have given to all federal candidates, parties and PACs in all election cycles since 1990.
|Name||City||State||Employer||*Contributions by bundler 1990-2016|
|Tom Steyer||Redwood City||CA||Fahr LLC/Tom Steyer||$143,044,701|
|Fred Eychaner||Chicago||IL||Newsweb Corp||$68,447,376|
|Donald Sussman||Rye Brook||NY||Paloma Partners||$47,519,441|
|Marilyn Simons||New York||NY||Simons Foundation||$38,211,250|
|Haim & Cheryl Saban||Los Angeles||CA||Saban Capital Group||$30,573,212|
|George Soros||New York||NY||Soros Fund Management||$28,182,899|
|J.B. & M.K. Pritzker||Chicago||IL||Pritzker Group||$22,620,174|
|Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna||San Francisco||CA||Philanthropist||$16,525,000|
|S. Daniel Abraham||West Palm Beach||FL||Slim-Fast Foods||$15,709,060|
|Bernard Schwartz||New York||NY||BLS Investments||$15,152,913|