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Monday, September 16, 2019

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Democrats Or Republicans: Here’s What America’s Top 30 CEOs Donated To The Midterm Elections

Jeff Bezos

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:

  1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
    Total: $10,159,970
    Party: $10,800 went to both the GOP and Democratic party equally.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #47
  2. John B. Hess, Hess Corp.
    Total: $877,600
    Party: $862,600 went to the GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #617
  3. Stephen Wynn, Wynn Resorts Limited
    Total: $797,467
    Party: Full donation went to the GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #616
  4. Wilmot Reed Hastings, Netflix
    Total: $571,600
    Party: Full donation went to the Democratic party.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #598
  5. James Rupert Murdoch, Twenty-First Century Fox
    Total: $506,666
    Party: $6,666 went to the Democratic party only.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #184
  6. Stephen James Luczo, Seagate Technology
    Total: $469,825
    Party: $59,825 went to the Democratic party; $410,000 went to the GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #615
  7. Steven Roth, Vornado Realty Trust
    Total: $432,400
    Party: $32,600 DEM; $399,800 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #614
  8. Leslie Herbert Wexner, L Brands
    Total: $359,700
    Party: $54,700 DEM.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #613
  9. Timothy C. Wentworth, Express Scripts Holding
    Total: $262,594
    Party: $10,000 DEM; $244,722 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #158
  10. Robert A. Bradway, Amgen
    Total: $246,356
    Party: $41,000 DEM, $194,800 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #201
  11. Christopher Crane, Exelon
    Total: $214,661
    Party: $10,100 DEM, $176,100 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #165
  12. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com Inc.
    Total: $202,233
    Party: $188,900 DEM.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #553
  13. Kenneth Frazier, Merck
    Total: $196,682
    Party: $48,500 DEM; $140,000 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #177
  14. Mark J. Alles, Celgene Corporation
    Total: $195,682
    Party: $15,000 DEM; $173,600 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #333
  15. Daniel Paul Amos, Aflac
    Total: $185,100
    Party: $5,400 DEM; $179,700 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #181
  16. Ian C. Read, Pfizer Inc.
    Total: $181,833
    Party: $25,800 DEM; $145,400 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #38
  17. Joel S. Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
    Total: $175,400
    Party: $155,400 DEM.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #612
  18. Safra A. Catz, Oracle
    Total: $173,433
    Party: $5,400 DEM; $154,700 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #95
  19. Hock Tan, Broadcom CEO
    Total: $168,990
    Party: $168,990 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #186
  20. David M. Zaslav, Discovery, Inc.
    Total: $143,600
    Party: $138,600 DEM.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #611
  21. Frederick Smith, FedEx
    Total: $143,433
    Party: $16,200, DEM; $118,900 GOP.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #142
  22. Gregory Q. Brown, Motorola Solutions
    Total: $132,150
    Party: $122,150 GOP.
  23. David A. Ricks, Eli Lilly
    Total: $128,020
    Party: $89,500 GOP; $23,300 DEM.
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #313
  24. David N. Farr, Emerson Electric Co.
    Total: $127,033
    Party: $118,700 GOP
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #468
  25. Leonard S. Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
    Total: $125,000
    Party: $120,000 DEM
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #576
  26. A. Jayson Adair, Copart
    Total: $120,000
    Party: $120,000 GOP
  27. Charles William Ergen, DISH Network Corporation (CEO until Dec. 5, 2017)
    Total: $119,900
    Party: $51,300 DEM; $53,600 GOP
  28. Marc N. Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Total: $118,100
    Party: $105,400 GOP; $2,700 DEM
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #225
  29. Brenton L. Saunders, Allergan
    Total: $115,100
    Party: $105,100 GOP
  30. Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney
    Total: $111,800
    Party: $106,800 DEM
    World’s Best CEOs Rank: #62

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