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Donald Trump & Co.

Million Dollar Club – Big Contributors to Trump Inauguration

April 24, 2017

While many have accused the Trump administration of exaggerating the number of people who attended Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, there’s no disputing the fact that his inaugural committee raised a huge amount for the event - $106.7 million. It takes a lot of donations and a lot of BIG DONATIONS to reach that figure.


MILLION-DOLLAR CLUB.    This past week, Trump’s inaugural organizers published a 510-page listing of donors.  This list includes nearly 50 people or corporations who contributed $1 million or more – several of whom come from the world of financial services. Here’s a sampling:


  • Steven A. Cohen, who now runs family office Point72 Asset Management;
  • Howard Lutnick, CEO of0 Cantor Fitzgerald;
  • Charles Schwab, founder of the discount broker;
  • Scott Bessent, former CIO of Soros Fund Management;
  • Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR;
  • Robert Mercer, hedge-fund investor and conservative donor;
  • Marlene Ricketts, whose husband, Joe Ricketts founded TD Ameritrade;
  • Bank of America.


Owners of the sports franchises - like the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, L.A. Rams, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins - each contributed $1 million. Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Ed Glazer added $250,000. And Madison Square Garden donated $1 million.