California's top political donors, 2001-2011
"Rainmakers" identified by California Watch, founded by the Center for Investigative Reporting - largest donors to candidates for California state offices, and to state initiatives, during a 10 year period
People on this list have donated to following organizations.

Common Recipients

Recipient Total People
NextGen Climate Action $182,113,731 Tom Steyer
Silicon Valley Community Foundation $100,000,000 Reed Hastings
The City Fund $100,000,000 Reed Hastings
Priorities USA Action $25,156,693 George Soros, Vinod Khosla, Anne Getty Earhart, Fred Eychaner, Ann Doerr, Stephen M Silberstein
Senate Majority PAC $24,140,000 Reed Hastings, George Soros, Eli Broad, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, Vinod Khosla, Anne Getty Earhart, Fred Eychaner, George M Marcus, Robert Klein, Steve Bing, Rob Reiner, Ann Doerr, Stephen M Silberstein
Progress for America Voter Fund $15,875,000 Robert A Day, Charles R Schwab, A Jerrold Perenchio, T Boone Pickens, Alex Spanos, Frank Baxter, Dawn Arnall, Robin Arkley
House Majority PAC $12,688,000 George Soros, Eli Broad, Anne Getty Earhart, Fred Eychaner, George M Marcus, Stephen M Silberstein
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee $11,631,916 Reed Hastings, Eli Broad, William E Bloomfield Jr
Americans for Job Security $9,200,000 Charles R Schwab
DNC-Non-Federal Individual $8,629,898 Reed Hastings, John T Chambers, Peter V Sperling, George Soros, Eli Broad, A Jerrold Perenchio, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, Fred Eychaner, George M Marcus, Robert Klein, Steve Bing, Rob Reiner, Ann Doerr, David Bohnett, Dawn Arnall, Angelo K Tsakopoulos
DNC - Building Fund $8,000,000 Fred Eychaner, Steve Bing
American Bridge 21st Century $7,680,000 George Soros, Anne Getty Earhart, George M Marcus, Steve Bing, Stephen M Silberstein
William E Bloomfield Jr $7,583,906 Robert A Day, B Wayne Hughes, Paul F Folino, William E Bloomfield Jr, Brian L Harvey
American Crossroads $7,135,000 B Wayne Hughes, A Jerrold Perenchio, T Boone Pickens, William E Oberndorf, Frank Baxter
Campaign Company Group $6,642,147 William E Bloomfield Jr
Conservative, Authentic, Responsive Leadership $4,726,209 A Jerrold Perenchio, T Boone Pickens, Frank Baxter
Charter Public Schools PAC $4,615,000 Reed Hastings
Right to Rise USA $4,584,798 Robert A Day, A Jerrold Perenchio, T Boone Pickens, William E Oberndorf, Frank Baxter
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee $4,266,111 Reed Hastings, Robert A Day, Donald G Fisher, Peter V Sperling, Dr John G Sperling, George Soros, Eli Broad, A Jerrold Perenchio, John Doerr, Tom Steyer, Vinod Khosla, Anne Getty Earhart, Robert J Fisher, Fred Eychaner, George M Marcus, Robert Klein, Steve Bing, Rob Reiner, Ann Doerr, Wendy Schmidt, David Bohnett, Stephen M Silberstein
RNC Republican National State Elections Committee $4,251,177 John T Walton, John T Chambers, Robert A Day, Donald G Fisher, Charles R Schwab, B Wayne Hughes, A Jerrold Perenchio, T Boone Pickens, Vinod Khosla, Alex Spanos, Paul F Folino, Frank Baxter, Robin Arkley