On Saturday, President Obama’s campaign arm released a list of 770 top donors who brought in between $186.6 million and $268 million for the president’s re-election.
In total, the campaign raised nearly $1 billion to defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
According to the lengthy report, nearly 250 campaign bundlers each raised at least $500,000 for the president.
Prominent donors included actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Eva Longoria, Wendell Pierce and film producer Harvey Weinstein. Also on the list was musician Gwen Stefani, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
Jon Corzine, former New Jersey governor and CEO of MF Global, also apparently bundled over $500,000. Investigators say more than $1 billion in customer funds from his now-bankrupt company are missing, but Corzine has insisted he has no idea where it went.
Here’s a screen shot from the list of top fundraisers:
President Obama was recently criticized by NBC’s Chuck Todd for offering top donors privileged access, noting that “candidate Obama” often lamented the influence of money in politics.
“Excuse us?” Todd said. “This just looks bad.”
You can see the complete list of top donors here. Do any surprise you?
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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