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Dinner at George Clooney’s Raises Almost $15 Million for Obama

May 10, 2012

A fundraising dinner for President Barack Obama in Los Angeles tonight raised almost $15 million for his re-election campaign, according to Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc. (DWA:US) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who helped organize the event.

The dinner, hosted by actor George Clooney, was for 150 major donors who paid $40,000 per ticket. The guest list included Hollywood celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Barbra Streisand. The dinner was estimated to have raised $6 million, supplemented at least in part by a raffle among smaller campaign donors for a chance to attend.

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