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The largest Barack Obama campaign contributors in 2012 include individuals who've given major donations to the Democratic incumbent president's re-election efforts. Obama's top contributors include individuals who've given through super PACs (including the Obama-affiliated Priorities USA Action PAC) and corporations. Keep in mind, though, that the donation totals for corporations include money given by employees and their families within these companies -- not the actual companies themselves.

Barack Obama's top 2012 donors include employees at technology companies, universities and healthcare companies. Some of the largest Obama contributors also include individuals who've given millions to super PACs (the same goes for presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney). For more information on who's given the most with regard to major political action committees, check out this list of the largest Super PAC donors (and how much they gave).

All total, as of May 2012, Barack Obama had raised well over $255 million in campaign contributions, compared to Mitt Romney's $121 million. As the money continues to pour in, this list of the biggest Obama campaign contributors is expected to grow. To see how Mitt Romney is doing, you can check out this list of the largest Romney campaign contributors

Who are Obama's top contributors? Take a look at this list and see for yourself.

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Microsoft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Microsoft $387,395

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University of California is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
University of California $330,258

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DLA Piper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
DLA Piper $306,727

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Google is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Google $271,300

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Sidley Austin LLP is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Sidley Austin LLP $257,296

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Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Harvard University $232,158

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Comcast Corp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Comcast Corp $201,606

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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Stanford University $187,290

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Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Time Warner $178,164

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP $169,753

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Federal Government of the Unit... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Federal Government of the United States

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United States Department of St... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
United States Department of State $147,917

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National Amusements Inc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
National Amusements Inc $138,955

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Morgan & Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Morgan & Morgan $135,145

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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Columbia University $134,497

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Kaiser Permanente is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Kaiser Permanente $132,257

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Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Wells Fargo $127,807

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University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
University of Chicago $127,507

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WilmerHale LLP is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
WilmerHale LLP $117,661

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP $113,770

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Jeffrey Katzenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Jeffrey Katzenberg age 65 - $2 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Service Employees Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Service Employees International Union $6 million through SEIU COPE PAC

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Bill Maher age 61 - $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Morgan Freeman age 79 - $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Amy P. Goldman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Amy P. Goldman age 61 - $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Franklin Haney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Franklin Haney $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Steve Mostyn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Steve Mostyn $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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National Air Traffic Controlle... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
National Air Traffic Controllers Association $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Kareem Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Kareem Ahmed $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Barbara A. Steifel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Barbara A. Steifel $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Perennial Strategy Group, LLC is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Perennial Strategy Group, LLC $1 million Priorities USA Action PAC

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Fred Eychaner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Fred Eychaner $500,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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United Association is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
United Association $250,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Anne Earhart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Anne Earhart $250,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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William E. Little Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
William E. Little Jr. $150,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Steven Spielberg age 70 - $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Joe Kiani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Joe Kiani age 50 - $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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John C. Law is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
John C. Law $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Chelsea Handler age 42 - $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Bernard L. Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Bernard L. Schwartz age 90 - $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC

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Reinier Beeuwkes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Reinier Beeuwkes $100,000 Priorities USA Action PAC