Barack Obama's Top 10 Campaign Donors.
Thought I’d post this for anyone interested in finding out who the Top 10 donors to Obama’s campaign were. These two are slightly divergent … but you get the idea. Notice the prevalence of investment banks.. Hmm.. Notably: GOLDMAN SACHS.
Below lists Sen. Barack Obama’s top ten donors for the 2008 Presidential Election. The organizations themselves did not donate officially. However, the money funding the Obama campaign came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Subsidiaries and affiliates are included in organization totals.
1. Goldman Sachs – $571,330
2. University of California – $437,236
3. UBS AG – $364,806
4. JPMorgan Chase & Co – $362,207
5. Citigroup Inc – $358,054
6. National Amusements Inc – $320,750
7. Lehman Brothers – $318, 647
8. Google Inc – $309,514
9. Harvard University – $309,025
10. Sidley Austin LLP – $294,245
BARACK OBAMA (D)
This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.
University of California $1,591,395 Goldman Sachs $994,795 Harvard University $854,747 Microsoft Corp $833,617 Google Inc $803,436 Citigroup Inc $701,290 JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132 Time Warner $590,084 Sidley Austin LLP $588,598 Stanford University $586,557 National Amusements Inc $551,683 UBS AG $543,219 Wilmerhale Llp $542,618 Skadden, Arps et al $530,839 IBM Corp $528,822 Columbia University $528,302 Morgan Stanley $514,881 General Electric $499,130 US Government $494,820 Latham & Watkins $493,835