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Hillary Clinton

$170.5M raised (1st)

Democrat, former U.S. Secretary of State

Clinton is a prolific fundraiser with decades of experience and a vast network to draw from. Her ties to Wall Street, green energy and Hollywood give her a lot of options for big donors.

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J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams

  • Filmmaker
  • $500,000 donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • LGBT rights

The “Star Wars” director has long emulated Spielberg behind the camera. In this cycle, he’ll do so in the political arena as well.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg

  • Studio head
  • $1 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Stopping online piracy
  • Supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The DreamWorks Animation CEO is a longtime Clinton backer, though he sided with Obama in the 2007-08 primary. Now he's aligned with Hillary again.

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

  • Philanthropist
  • $1.7 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Promoting women in politics

Lee founded the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, which pushes for women's equality and representation in politics.

Haim Saban

Haim Saban

  • Investor
  • $5 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Support for Israel

Saban is an American-Israeli billionaire, the chairman of Univision and the creator of the Power Rangers. He's spent heavily in favor of Israeli causes and in donations to the Clinton Foundation and the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action. His ties to Clinton and his role at Univision are especially notable given the Spanish network's voter registration efforts.

Herbert M. Sandler

Herbert M. Sandler

  • $2.5 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Environmentalism
  • Human rights

Sandler and his wife Marion founded Golden West Financial, which was bought by Wachovia Bank in 2006. The couple was lampooned on SNL for their role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

George Soros

George Soros

  • Investor
  • $7 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Global poverty
  • Environmentalism

The longtime Democratic backer came through early for Clinton, tossing in $2 million to the pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action super PAC to help jump start her candidacy, then another $5 million by early 2016.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

  • Filmmaker
  • $1 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • LGBT rights

The iconic director is a trusted financier of Democratic campaigns, particularly for the Clintons.

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

  • Hedge fund manager, environmentalist
  • Top fundraiser for Clinton
  • Top issues
  • Environmentalism
  • Combating climate change

If he continues supporting her, as he did early in the campaign, Tom Steyer will give Clinton access to both his own deep pockets and to a network of green energy donors. The billionaire environmentalist was 2014's top individual donor to super PACs. Clinton's newfound opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is no doubt a big deal for Steyer.

Donald Sussman

Donald Sussman

  • $2.5 million donated to Hillary Clinton this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Wall Street regulation
  • Environmentalism
  • Education

Sussman is a financier and the founder of Paloma Funds, which received $200 million in U.S. taxpayer money in the AIG bailout.

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