Eli Broad, Malibu, CA
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Eli Broad, the son of Lithuanian immigrants, made his fortune founding two Fortune 500 companies: the real estate company Kaufman & Broad (KB Home) and retirement investment firm SunAmerica, now a part of the American International Group (AIG). Broad has described himself as a moderate Democrat and has donated to a variety of political causes, including local measures in Los Angeles, his current city of residence, and elections reform. He is a well-known philanthropist who has spearheaded efforts to improve education in California. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation are estimated to have combined assets of $2.1 billion.
Total contributions: $2,011,793
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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