25 Millionaires Who Each Gave a Million Dollars (at least)

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By Frank Rich / The New Yorker / April 22, 2012

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

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Harold Simmons, leveraged-buyout pioneer, his wife, Annette, and his holding company, Contran Corporation

$15.4 million: Crossroads, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Romney

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Bob Perry, home developer

$6.6 million: Romney, Perry, Crossroads

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Peter Thiel, venture capitalist

$2.73 million: Paul

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Jerry Perenchio, entertainment executive, and his trust

$2.6 million: Crossroads, Romney, Huntsman

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Jon Huntsman Sr., chemicals manufacturer

$2.2 million: Huntsman

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Robert Rowling, hotel-and-fitness impresario, and his company, TRT Holdings Inc.

$2.1 million: Crossroads, Romney

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

$2 million: Romney

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Foster Friess, mutual-fund manager

$1.75 million: Santorum, FreedomWorks

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William Dore, energy executive

$1.5 million: Santorum

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Philip Geier, ­marketing executive

$1.35 million: Crossroads, Romney

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Julian Robertson, hedge-fund founder

$1.25 million: Romney

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Robert Mercer, hedge-fund executive

$1.1 million: Romney, Club for Growth Action

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Harlan Crow, and his family real-­estate company, Crow Holdings

$1.05 million: Crossroads, Romney, FreedomWorks

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Whiteco Industries, a hotel and outdoor-advertisting group, controlled by longtime GOP backer Dean White

$1.025 million: Crossroads, Campaign for Primary Accountability

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Edward Conard, former Bain Capital managing director

$1 million: Romney

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Paul Edgerley, Bain Capital managing director, and his wife, Sandra, a former Bain & Company executive

$1 million: Romney

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Mike Fernandez, health-care-sector investor, and his investment group

$1 million: Romney

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Virginia James, investor

$1 million: Club for Growth ­Action

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William Koch, and his energy ­company, Oxbow Carbon

$1 million: Romney

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Irving Moskowitz, bingo magnate

$1 million: Crossroads

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John Paulson, hedge-fund founder

$1 million: Romney

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Rooney Holdings, a family construction company controlled by Bush bundler L. Francis Rooney III

$1 million: Romney

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Paul Singer, hedge-fund founder

$1 million: Romney

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Melaleuca, a multilevel marketing company led by Romney finance co-chair Frank VanderSloot

$1 million: Romney

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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

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