Robert J. Fisher, Atherton, CA
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$1,192,176 to winners, $630,700 to losers
Robert J. Fisher is the son of Donald Fisher, the lifelong San Francisco resident who co-founded clothing retailer Gap Inc. Robert Fisher inherited much of his wealth when his parents handed control of the company to him and his two brothers in 2004. Several members of the Fisher family have made major contributions to California candidates and initiatives. Robert Fisher has donated to both political parties and has consistently supported environmental and clean energy causes. He also sits on the boards of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Total contributions: $1,982,376
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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