Clinton to Spend Rest of August Fundraising With Celebrities, Wealthy People

Hillary Clinton
August 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton will spend much of the remaining month of August fundraising with wealthy individuals and celebrities across the country.

CNN reported Thursday that the Democratic presidential nominee is expected to attend roughly 20 fundraising events in California, Massachusetts, and New York later this month.

Clinton will appear next week at eight fundraisers over three days in California, including one at the home of famed professional basketball player Magic Johnson in Beverly Hills. Co-hosts for the event also include Bob Iger, the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation and a major Democratic donor.

One of the California fundraisers, in the wealthy Laguna Beach area, will cost guests $33,400 each to attend. Another event in Northern California will cost each couple $100,000 to gain entry.

CNN obtained invitations showing that Clinton will also appear at a fundraiser next Tuesday at the home of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, an event that will be co-hosted by talent manager Scooter Braun and actor Tobey Maguire.

Clinton embarked on similar fundraising trips to California last year. Donors in the state have been one of the most lucrative sources of revenue for Clinton’s presidential campaign and Super PAC.

This coming weekend, Clinton is set to appear at fundraisers in the Massachusetts summer destination spots of Cape Cod and Nantucket. A fundraiser in Provincetown, Cape Cod, on Sunday is expected to feature an appearance and possibly a musical performance by Cher.

Clinton is also expected to appear at nine fundraising events in the Hamptons at the end of August, capping a month of million-dollar donor events.

According to a CNN tally, Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.), have already netted over $26 million from 28 fundraising events held during the first half of this month.

Clinton, Kaine, and former President Bill Clinton will appear at a combined 80 fundraising events during the month of August, according to the report.