Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

The 25 (and Counting…)

ShareThis

Illustration by Tony Millionare  

The first 25 conservative donors to give $1 million or more to super-PACs this cycle, either on their own, with their families, or with companies that they or their families control. Others have likely given millions more to 501(c)(4)s, “social welfare” groups that are not required to disclose their donors. (Based on filings through February 29.)


Sheldon Adelson, casino developer, his wife, Miriam, and their family
$16.5 million: Gingrich


Harold Simmons, leveraged-buyout pioneer, his wife, Annette, and his holding company, Contran Corporation
$15.4 million: Crossroads, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Romney


Bob Perry, home developer
$6.6 million: Romney, Perry, Crossroads


Peter Thiel, venture capitalist
$2.73 million: Paul


Jerry Perenchio, entertainment executive, and his trust
$2.6 million: Crossroads, Romney, Huntsman


Jon Huntsman Sr., chemicals manufacturer
$2.2 million: Huntsman


Robert Rowling, hotel-and-fitness impresario, and his company, TRT Holdings Inc.
$2.1 million: Crossroads, Romney


Eli Publishing Inc. & F8 LLC, shell corporations registered to multilevel marketing executive Steven Lund and his son-in-law
$2 million: Romney


Foster Friess, mutual-fund manager
$1.75 million: Santorum, FreedomWorks


William Dore, energy executive
$1.5 million: Santorum


Philip Geier, ­marketing executive
$1.35 million: Crossroads, Romney


Julian Robertson, hedge-fund founder
$1.25 million: Romney


Robert Mercer, hedge-fund executive
$1.1 million: Romney, Club for Growth Action


Harlan Crow, and his family real-­estate company, Crow Holdings
$1.05 million: Crossroads, Romney, FreedomWorks


Whiteco Industries, a hotel and outdoor-advertisting group, controlled by longtime GOP backer Dean White
$1.025 million: Crossroads, Campaign for Primary Accountability


Edward Conard, former Bain Capital managing director
$1 million: Romney


Paul Edgerley, Bain Capital managing director, and his wife, Sandra, a former Bain & Company executive
$1 million: Romney


Mike Fernandez, health-care-sector investor, and his investment group
$1 million: Romney


Virginia James, investor
$1 million: Club for Growth ­Action


William Koch, and his energy ­company, Oxbow Carbon
$1 million: Romney


Irving Moskowitz, bingo magnate
$1 million: Crossroads


John Paulson, hedge-fund founder
$1 million: Romney


Rooney Holdings, a family construction company controlled by Bush bundler L. Francis Rooney III
$1 million: Romney


Paul Singer, hedge-fund founder
$1 million: Romney


Melaleuca, a multilevel marketing company led by Romney finance co-chair Frank VanderSloot
$1 million: Romney


Super-PAC Key:

Romney = Restore Our Future
Santorum = Red White and Blue Fund, Leaders for Families Super PAC
Gingrich = Winning Our Future
Perry = Make Us Great Again, Restoring Prosperity Fund
Huntsman = Our Destiny PAC
Paul = Endorse Liberty, Revolution PAC
Crossroads = Karl Rove-affiliated American Crossroads
FreedomWorks = Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks for America


Related:

Advertising
Current Issue
Subscribe to New York
Subscribe

Give a Gift

Advertising