The Clinton Foundation Donor List is Up, and unsurprisingly, PE pros are among the contributors. We of course know Bill Clinton has connections to private equity through his friendship with Yucaipa founder Ron Burkle (see: Vanity Fair, “Bubba Trouble“). But it apparently goes deeper than that.
This, despite Hillary Clinton’s slamming PE carried interest during her presidential campaign.
Glenn Hutchins, the co-CEO of buyout firm Silver Lake, is the top PE contributor on the list of 208,000 people, company and government donors. This position places him in the $250,001 to $500,000 group. Follow the jump to see which other PE pros have donated to the Clinton Foundation.
Mark Gallogly, who formed Centerbridge Partners in 2005 after years at Blackstone Group
Alec Gores, who needs little explanation but his Wikipedia description works: “An American billionaire who made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms.”
In the $100,0001 to $250,000 range:
Buyout legend Thomas H. Lee and is wife, Ann Tenenbaum.
Lehman Brothers Holdings and Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation. Not PE but notable.
Alan Patricof, the founder of Greycroft, a VC firm, and Apax Partners.
Danny Rimer, a team member of Index Ventures.
In the $50,000 to $100,000 range
Michael Granoff, head of Pomona Capital, a secondaries fund based in New York.
Michael Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank
And that’s just the first few pages. See anyone I missed? Here’s the full list, all 2922 pages of it, feel free to add names in the comments below.