2. Cliff Burnstein, Manager of Metallica, in favor of a weak dollar
Total Contributions: $106,250
—$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
—$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
—$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.
6. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks, the man behind The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Shrek.
Total Contributions: $2,436,300
—$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.
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
—$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!”