Billionaires Alice Walton, George Soros, and Marc Benioff all made major contributions to the Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential run in 2016, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings.
The three each contributed $25,000 to Ready for Hillary PAC, the maximum allowed donation, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.
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Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She is the world’s 13th richest person and has an estimated worth of $33.9 billion.
Benioff is the chief executive officer of the San Francisco based Salesforce.com and has been a major funder for the left. Benioff’s wife contributed an additional $25,000 to the PAC.
Ready for Hillary director Adam Parkhomenko said that the $25,000 limit on donations allows the PAC to focus on grassroots support.
The group raised about $4 million last year, according to Bloomberg.
The Super PAC earlier reported raising about $4 million last year from 30,000 donors, most of them giving small amounts, such as $20.16. Walton, Soros, and Benioff were among 33 people or companies that gave $25,000 in the second half of 2013, the FEC report shows. New Yorkers who chipped in to help their former senator include Roger Altman, the chairman and founder of New York-based Evercore Partners Inc.