Next week, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z will open the doors of their exclusive NYC 40/40 Club to President Barack Obama … and 100 close guests. The Hip-Hop Queen and King are hosting an expensive $40,000 per person fundraiser for the president Tuesday, September 18.
While the 100-person event is expected to bring in near $4 million for Obama, they’re not the only celebrities to bring in large amounts to the campaign trail.
We’ve gathered together the candidates’ biggest supporters in the entertainment industry. (Note: it’s mostly Obama benefiting from the star power. Mitt Romney has his big billionaire backers.)
And, while the Hip-Hop duo won’t top the list for biggest fundraisers, they’ll come pretty darn close.
From Eva Longoria to George Clooney see the large amounts Hollywood’s A-list shelled out and fundraised for the presidential nominees.
The former 'Desperate Housewife' hosted the Latino fundraiser at Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith's home in Los Angeles last October. Of the near 200 attendees donating a minimum of $5000, an estimated 40 donors contributed $35,800 each.
On her own, Longoria promised to raise between $200,000-$500,000.
Katzenberg told CBS he donated the large amount to the Priorities USA Action super PAC out of concern 'about the attempted hijacking of the elections by Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, and other extreme right wing special interest money and felt strongly that a defence had to be mounted.'
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