S&P 500 CEOs are some of the most influential people in the United States, especially when it comes to funding both Republicans And Democrats, that’s according to Market Watch roster of top CEO’s political donations to midterm election efforts. Any amount given between Jan. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018, was taken into account for this list.
Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, has donated more money to the 2018 midterm elections than any other S&P 500 CEO. His $10 million-plus donation primarily went to the nonpartisan organization With Honor Fund, which works to get military veterans elected to Congress.
Howard Schultz, the billionaire former Starbucks chief executive officer, donated more than $50,000 to nonpartisan super PACs, Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, donated more than $100,000 to the Democratic party and the Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg gave to Facebook’s PAC, which donated equally to both parties.
Can you guess which top CEOs donated more to Democrats than Republicans?
In total, 338 CEOs contributed more than $24 million to midterm election efforts. Of those, 149 donated more than $2.6 million to Democratic groups and candidates, and 200 CEOs gave more than $7 million to Republican groups and candidates.
America’s Top 20 CEOs Donated To The Midterm Elections At Republicans And Democrats:
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Party: $10,800 went to both the GOP and Democratic party equally.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #47
- John B. Hess, Hess Corp.
Party: $862,600 went to the GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #617
- Stephen Wynn, Wynn Resorts Limited
Party: Full donation went to the GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #616
- Wilmot Reed Hastings, Netflix
Party: Full donation went to the Democratic party.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #598
- James Rupert Murdoch, Twenty-First Century Fox
Party: $6,666 went to the Democratic party only.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #184
- Stephen James Luczo, Seagate Technology
Party: $59,825 went to the Democratic party; $410,000 went to the GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #615
- Steven Roth, Vornado Realty Trust
Party: $32,600 DEM; $399,800 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #614
- Leslie Herbert Wexner, L Brands
Party: $54,700 DEM.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #613
- Timothy C. Wentworth, Express Scripts Holding
Party: $10,000 DEM; $244,722 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #158
- Robert A. Bradway, Amgen
Party: $41,000 DEM, $194,800 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #201
- Christopher Crane, Exelon
Party: $10,100 DEM, $176,100 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #165
- Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com Inc.
Party: $188,900 DEM.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #553
- Kenneth Frazier, Merck
Party: $48,500 DEM; $140,000 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #177
- Mark J. Alles, Celgene Corporation
Party: $15,000 DEM; $173,600 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #333
- Daniel Paul Amos, Aflac
Party: $5,400 DEM; $179,700 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #181
- Ian C. Read, Pfizer Inc.
Party: $25,800 DEM; $145,400 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #38
- Joel S. Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Party: $155,400 DEM.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #612
- Safra A. Catz, Oracle
Party: $5,400 DEM; $154,700 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #95
- Hock Tan, Broadcom CEO
Party: $168,990 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #186
- David M. Zaslav, Discovery, Inc.
Party: $138,600 DEM.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #611
- Frederick Smith, FedEx
Party: $16,200, DEM; $118,900 GOP.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #142
- Gregory Q. Brown, Motorola Solutions
Party: $122,150 GOP.
- David A. Ricks, Eli Lilly
Party: $89,500 GOP; $23,300 DEM.
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #313
- David N. Farr, Emerson Electric Co.
Party: $118,700 GOP
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #468
- Leonard S. Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Party: $120,000 DEM
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #576
- A. Jayson Adair, Copart
Party: $120,000 GOP
- Charles William Ergen, DISH Network Corporation (CEO until Dec. 5, 2017)
Party: $51,300 DEM; $53,600 GOP
- Marc N. Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Party: $105,400 GOP; $2,700 DEM
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #225
- Brenton L. Saunders, Allergan
Party: $105,100 GOP
- Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney
Party: $106,800 DEM
World’s Best CEOs Rank: #62
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