The 8 Most Eccentric High Dollar Donors Of This Election

These oddities happen to be bankrolling the campaign.

1. Stephen King, Once called Glenn Beck “Satan’s mentally challenged younger brother.”

Total Contributions: $50,900
Notable Recipients:
—$34,000 to DNC Services Corp.
—$20,000 to Maine Democrats

King really hates Glenn Beck.

2. Cliff Burnstein, Manager of Metallica, in favor of a weak dollar

Total Contributions: $106,250
Notable Recipients:
—$100,000 to Priorities USA Action

“Over the next few years, the dollar will be stronger and the euro weaker, and if that’s the case, I want to take advantage of that by playing more of these [European] shows now, because they will be more profitable for us,” Burnstein said.

3. Ken Griffin, On the wealthy and politics: “They actually have an insufficient influence.”

Total contributions: $2,128,500
Notable Recipients:
—$1,000,000 to American Crossroads
—$1,050,000 to Restore Our Future

Griffin believes that “Those who have enjoyed the benefits of our system more than ever now owe a duty to protect the system that has created the greatest nation on this planet,” reported the Huffington Post.

4. Peter Thiel, SeaSteading Pioneer and Believer in the Singularity

Total contributions: $4,794,700
Notable Recipients:
—$2,600,000 to Endorse Liberty
—$2,000,000 to Club for Growth Action

Thiel has donated $1,100,000 to the Singularity Institute, which is researching how to develop superhuman intelligence.

5. Susan Gore, Heiress who adopted her ex-husband to maximize her trust fund income.

Total Contributions: $505,830
Notable Recipients:
—$500,000 to Red, White & Blue Fund

She really did adopt her ex-husband. Really.

6. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks, the man behind The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Shrek.

Total Contributions: $2,436,300
Notable Recipients:
—$2,000,000 to Priorities USA Action
—$65,900 to DNC Services Corp.

In 2011, Katzenberg told Fortune that movies suck right now. “The last seven or eight months of movies is the worst lineup of movies you’ve experienced in the last five years of your life,” he said.

7. William Doré, Energy mogul who had a brief flirtation with environmentalism.

Total Contributions: $2,303,432Notable Recipients: —$2,250,000 to Red, White & Blue Fund

He’s also a die hard Rick Santorum supporter.

8. Bill Maher, Stand-up comedian, starred in what is perhaps the best titled movie ever: Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

Total Contributions: $1,000,000
Notable Recipients:
—$1,000,000 to Priorities USA Action

IMDB’s tag line for Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle of Death: “These women are serious about their taste in men!”

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