The 73-year-old Academy Award-winning director behind films including “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Schindler’s List” not only profits from royalties from his films, but also gets a kickback from every ticket sold to Universal theme parks thanks to the rides based off of his films, per Forbes.
With less than 100 days until the election, Joe Biden has received donations from 131 members of the upper crust, while Donald Trump has gotten donations from just 99 of his fellow tycoons, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings.

Trump’s new contributors, meanwhile, include a couple of Republican stalwarts, Bernard and Billi Marcus, who gave a combined $721,200 in May. Per FEC filings, Spielberg has contributed $US250,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, and Capshaw has contributed the same. Super PACs, which can end up buying ads to support or oppose particular candidates, are not controlled directly by campaigns. Despite the family’s fortune originating in hospitality, several members have gone into politics instead. Not including his donations to the Biden committees, he gave $4.5 million in May and June to super-PACs supporting Biden and Senate Democrats. *, *Schusterman’s contribution was refunded, according to her daughter, Stacy Schusterman. She was the Republican nominee in the 2010 California gubernatorial race but was defeated by Jerry Brown. Instead of investing it like other billionaires, Abraham has kept much of his fortune in cash and put it into trusts for his four daughters, according to Page Six.

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Soros gave $505,600 to Biden’s joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee in May. Forbes found that Lubetzky contributed to the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke. Seven owe their fortunes to real estate and five to the tech sector. The couple has donated to Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.

According to Forbes, Lasry has contributed $US43,900 total to Biden. The list includes famous names like former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and arts patron Eli Broad. Penny was recently recognised by the Biden campaign for raising at least $US100,000.

Most recently, the trio sold the studio’s animation business to NBC Universal for $US3.8 billion in April 2016, The New York Times reported.

Judith Dimon is a graduate of Harvard Business School and former American Express employee, according to Heavy.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden told donors during a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday that he had just spoken to influential billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Biden got off to a late start fundraising after waiting until April to launch his campaign. However, over the course of his campaign, Biden has had a greater number of billionaires or their spouses donate directly to his campaign than the president, who has only landed 101 billionaire donors despite fundraising for his reelection since 2017. Hobson is also a noted philanthropist, having received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy alongside her husband, filmmaker George Lucas, in 2019. Forbes found that Bonderman donated to the campaigns of Joe Biden, Michael Bennet, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris in 2019. Source of wealth: real-estate developer Related Group. Spokespeople for the DNC and the Biden campaign did not comment. Here’s a closer look at all the new donors to Biden and Trump. Aileen Kennedy Roberts is a philanthropist who serves on the board of Philadelphia art museum the Barnes Foundation and runs a family foundation with her husband Brian.

Nearly all the billionaires are self-made businesspeople rather than lucky heirs. Net worth: $US1.4 billion (attributed to Jamie Dimon). Soros, a former hedge fund manager and favourite target of right-wing conspiracy theorists, is now a full-time philanthropist, Business Insider previously reported. John Pritzker sold his stake in the family business to launch his own hotel chain that was later acquired by Hyatt, while Daniel Pritzker is a filmmaker, per Forbes. The Best Snapchat Games To Play Right Now, Disable UPnP On Your Wireless Router Already, This Android Wallpaper Can Brick Your Phone, (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images), Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories, Biden campaign for raising at least $US100,000, Biden campaign for helping fundraise at least $US100,000, Give us your thoughts on these small business practices to win a $250 Westfield gift card, Pro acting coach breaks down 10 crying scenes from movies, How fake facial hair is made for movies & TV, Doing these 24 uncomfortable things will pay off forever, Yes, Apple just killed iTunes — here's what that means for your library of music, movies, and TV shows. Penny Pritzker was President Obama’s Secretary of Commerce from 2013 to 2017 and JB Pritzker is the current governor of Illinois, according to Forbes. Facebook billionaires Sean Parker and Dustin Moskovitz made six-figure contributions, as did Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, and Zynga founder Mark Pincus. Hobson donated to Joe Biden's presidential campaign, among other Democratic candidates; Lucas contributed to Kamala Harris' campaign. Whitman was the auction site’s CEO from 1998 to 2008, after which she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 2011 to 2015, Business Insider previously reported. Connie Ballmer, a former public relations executive turned philanthropist, leads her family foundation’s work with impoverished children, according to her biography on the Ballmer Group’s website. There are also lesser-known tycoons like casino and real estate scion Neil Bluhm and Marcus & Millichap founder George Marcus, who have hosted $1,000-a-head fundraisers for the former vice president, according to pool reports. Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Arial Investments, and her husband George Lucas in Los Angeles, California in 2017.

Lasry cofounded Avenue Capital Management in 1995, per Forbes. Mars shares ownership of the privately held candymaker with her brother, John Mars, and her nieces, per Forbes.

© 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Skoll, who was born in Canada and became an American citizen in 2007, is spending far more on this election than he ever has before. By all accounts, the livestream was a smashing success: About 100,000 people watched and donated.

The former vice president has raked in donations from at least 134 billionaires, including those behind Netflix, Hyatt hotels, DreamWorks studios, and LinkedIn, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records and the magazine’s own Billionaires List from September. Joe Biden answers questions after speaking about the coronavirus pandemic and the economy on June 30 ... [+] in Wilmington, Delaware. Net worth: $US1.7 billion (attributed to Brian Roberts). Biden is reportedly considering appointing Jamie Dimon to a top position at the Treasury Department if he is elected, Business Insider previously reported. Hoffman is also famously a member of the “PayPal Mafia,” a group of early PayPal employees that also includes Elon Musk and Peter Thiel that went on to found other, enormously successful Silicon Valley startups. *The Lauders made their first contributions to the Biden campaign in April, but Forbes did not include them in an earlier tally because Gary Lauder’s net worth had dropped below $1 billion. The Pritzkers are one of the richest families in America, with a combined net worth of $US26.6 billion, Business Insider previously reported. We took a 4-hour flight on the new Delta Airbus jet that Boeing tried to keep out of the US. The 90-year-old billionaire is also one of the Democrats’ biggest donors, having given $US8 million to various groups during the 2020 election cycle, per Forbes. Nicole Systrom, who is married to Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom, donated $250,000. The billionaire real estate magnate is the founder of Marcus & Millichap ... Joe Biden… The couple also owns the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team, per Forbes. Soros has spent over $8 million this election cycle on other causes so far.

The family fortune can be traced back to 1957 when Jay Pritzker, then a lawyer based in Chicago, bought a motel near the Los Angeles airport after noticing the need for more conveniently located high-quality rooms during a business trip there, per Business Insider. The brand’s current owner, global nutrition group Glanbia, eventually purchased SlimFast in 2018. Lauder’s husband, Ronald Lauder, inherited much of the couple’s fortune in the form of a stake in the eponymous cosmetics company founded by his mother, Estée Lauder. Steven Spielberg made much of his multibillion-dollar fortune from DreamWorks, the production studio he cofounded with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. Before withdrawing from the race in December, Harris attracted donations from more billionaires than anyone else during the presidential primaries. Email me at and follow me on Twitter @mtindera07.

Forbes reports that the duo has funneled $US729,600 towards Biden.

Ballmer rose to become the software giant’s CEO in 2000, a post he held for 14 years.
Chairman and founding partner of private quity giant TPG, David Bonderman, at the 2016 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

The drink became a phenomenon, eventually allowing Abraham to sell the brand to Unilever (the company that also owns Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap, Lipton tea) in 2000 for $US2.3 billion. Marcus described Biden as “probably the most sterling individual that we could imagine would occupy the office of the White House.” Altogether, Forbes found 26 billionaires and 18 billionaire spouses who have contributed to the campaign. The billionaires seem to love Joe Biden. The son of Lithuanian immigrants, 86-year-old billionaire Eli Broad built his fortune after founding home builder Kaufman & Broad, per Forbes. Perez, 70, cofounded condo developer Related Group, which built New York’s Hudson Yards, with fellow billionaire Stephen Ross, Business Insider previously reported. Only five of the 44 supporters gave exclusively to Biden. Daniel has donated $US78,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, per FEC filings. In About-Face, UK Will Not Allow Huawei To Be Involved In Any Part Of... Universal Orlando Parks Will Reopen June 5 Despite Risk Of... Pro-Privacy Lawmakers Secure A Vote To Protect Browsing Data From... Jurassic World: Dominion Is Definitely Not The Planned End Of The... White Twitch Talk Show Host Finally Drops 'Rajj Patel' Moniker, Everything We Know About The PlayStation 5. Jonathan Tisch, 66, inherited a stake in the Loews Corporation, the insurance and drilling conglomerate founded by his father, Bob Tisch, and uncle, Laurence Tisch, in 1946, per Forbes.

Biden’s billionaire backers may come in handy down the line. The former vice president’s total fundraising haul of $38 million still trails rivals like Bernie Sanders ($75 million) and Elizabeth Warren ($60 million).

He made up ground quickly, receiving contributions from 25 billionaires and their spouses by June, then another 19 by the end of September. Trump also received new support from Rodger Riney, the cofounder of discount brokerage firm Scottrade and Thomas Duff, who is one of the owners of Southern Tire Mart. Oracle CEO Safra Catz and her husband Gal Tirosh gave $250,000 to Trump’s joint fundraising committees in June. Per Forbes, he and wife Edythe have donated a total of $US158,400 to Biden. The former vice president got more billionaire support than any other candidate in the third quarter of 2019.

That would be pro-Biden super PAC Future Forward USA, according to Open Secrets. Net worth: $US5.5 billion (attributed to George Lucas), Source of wealth: Star Wars producer Lucasfilm, investing.

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