John T. Chambers, Los Altos, CA
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$266,200 to winners, $337,572 to losers
In 2008, Time Magazine named John Chambers one of the world’s most influential people, citing his innovation at Cisco. Under his watch the company’s annual revenue reached $40 billion in 2011. Over the past 10 years he has donated regularly to both the California Democratic Party and the California Republican Party, although he donated more to the latter. Chambers has served on the Trade Policy Committee under President Bill Clinton and on the Education Committee and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council under President George W. Bush. He received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for encouraging his employees to donate money and skills to aid in disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesia tsunami.
Total contributions: $1,264,572
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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