Donald Trump isn’t getting as a lot assist from his fellow billionaires as Joe Biden, however he nonetheless has loads of wealthy benefactors. In truth, at the least 23 billionaires and their spouses donated over $100,000 to one of many president’s joint-fundraising committees within the final three months.
Trump Victory, which raises cash for the president and the Republican Get together, acquired a few of its largest billionaire contributions from Apollo International Administration cofounder Marc Rowan and his spouse, who gave $1 million, and from Invoice Austin, the proprietor of Minnesota listening to assist maker Starkey Listening to Applied sciences, who additionally gave $1 million along with his spouse.
Donors can solely give $5,600 on to Trump’s presidential marketing campaign, however they will put extra money into Trump Victory, which splits its fund between the Trump marketing campaign, the RNC and state RNC committees. In September, the committee raised its contribution restrict to $817,800 per particular person, in response to an RNC spokesperson. The group raised $119.5 million between July and September, bringing its complete haul to $338 million since January 2017.
Different current donors embrace Bass Professional Retailers founder Johnny Morris, who gave $200,000, pharma CEO Robert Duggan ($200,000) and hedge fund pioneer Julian Robertson ($100,000). Morris supported Trump in 2016, however Duggan and Robertson made their first contributions in August and September, respectively. Robertson gave to Tom Steyer earlier than the Democratic primaries.
Some previous Trump donors handed out extra money between July and September. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, who’s dealing with his personal election subsequent month, gave one other $100,000, bringing his complete Trump contributions to $200,000. Ashley Furnishings founder Ron Wanek and his spouse additionally doubled their donations, handing over one other $419,400 final month.
A number of the largest donors to Trump Victory are additionally shelling out cash to pro-Trump super-PACs, which might settle for limitless quantities of cash. Diane Hendricks, who has given $three million to 2 super-PACs supporting Trump since August, tossed one other $240,000 to Trump Victory on the finish of final month. House Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and his spouse Billi gave $10,000 to Trump Victory in September, however Bernie additionally poured $5 million right into a pro-Trump super-PAC in August.
These are the billionaires (and their spouses) who Forbes discovered donated to Trump’s big-money group from July to September.
Invoice & Tani Austin – $1 million
Marc & Carolyn Rowan – $1 million
J. Joe & Marlene Ricketts – $615,000 ($1.6 million contributed to Trump Victory earlier)
David Duffield * – $576,800
B. Wayne Hughes Jr. – $500,000
John & Jenny Paulson – $500,000 ($331,372 contributed earlier)
Ron & Joyce Wanek – $419,400 ($420,000 contributed earlier)
Margo Catsimatidis – $400,000 ($35,000 contributed earlier)
Kenny & Lisa Troutt – $359,000 ($1.three million contributed earlier)
Jeff & Melinda Hildebrand – $255,000 ($900,000 contributed earlier)
Harold Hamm – $250,000 ($70,000 contributed earlier)
Diane Hendricks – $240,000 ($935,600 contributed earlier)
Robert Duggan – $200,000
Johnny Morris – $200,000
Julian Robertson – $100,000
Jim Justice – $100,000 ($100,000 contributed earlier)
Billionaire donors who gave lower than $100,000 per particular person, or per couple:
Vicki Moyes, spouse of Jerry Moyes: $35,500
Chuck & Diane Bundrant – $50,000
Gary Rollins – $25,000
Billy Joe “Purple” McCombs – $15,000 ($25,000 contributed earlier)
Bernie & Billi Marcus – $10,000 ($721,200 contributed earlier)
* Trump Victory data filed with the Federal Election Fee counsel that Duffield’s spouse Cheryl could have additionally given $576,800 however the data couldn’t be confirmed with a consultant for the couple.