1. William Lasater
Lasater owns a vast array of companies and businesses that are scattered throughout the globe. Some of the most interesting examples include:
2. Steve Wynn
Wynn is a billionaire casino mogul who is most famous for his successful investments in Las Vegas. One of his most significant contributions to Las Vegas is his ownership of Caesars Palace. Wynn is the founder of Wynn Resorts International, which owns both Caesars and Wynn Las Vegas.
3. Sheldon Adelson
A close relative to Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson is the billionaire casino magnate who is well-known for his support of Republican presidential candidates. His biggest contribution to the Republican Party came during the 2012 election cycle with his $100 million donation to Romney.
4. Carl Icahn
Icahn is a billionaire financial services investor who helps run several hedge funds through his hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management. Among his ventures include Icahn Enterprises, which offers insurance and insurance related products. Icahn and his firm received another $2.6 billion in 2015 from hedge funds.
5. Charles Koch
Koch, a billionaire oil and gas company co-founder and former chief executive officer of Koch Industries, stands out as one of the Republican Party’s most influential contributors and political players. According to Politico, he donated more than $10 million to conservative groups on both sides of the aisle in 2016.
6. Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg is the largest single donors among Republican politicians. Bloomberg’s most recent contribution was $2 million to support his wife, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Bloomberg also contributed $250,000 to a super PAC backing de Blasio (an act of solidarity with his wife).
7. Jeffrey Skoll
Skoll is a billionaire investor and businessman with a significant personal stake in the Keystone XL pipeline. He made his first public donations to Donald Trump in the summer of 2015. Since then, Skoll has continued to give to the Donald.
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