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The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)

Felix Ryan
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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
2
University of California is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
University of California
$330,258
3
DLA Piper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
DLA Piper
$306,727
4
Google is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Google
$271,300
5
Sidley Austin LLP is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Sidley Austin LLP
$257,296
6
Harvard University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Harvard University
$232,158
7
Comcast Corp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Comcast Corp
$201,606
8
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Stanford University
$187,290
9
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Time Warner
$178,164
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
National Amusements Inc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
National Amusements Inc
$138,955
14
Morgan & Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Morgan & Morgan
$135,145
15
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Columbia University
$134,497
16
Kaiser Permanente is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Kaiser Permanente
$132,257
17
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Wells Fargo
$127,807
18
University of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
University of Chicago
$127,507
19
WilmerHale LLP is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
WilmerHale LLP
$117,661
20
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
$113,770
21
Jeffrey Katzenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
age 68
$2 million Priorities USA Action PAC
22
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
23
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
age 63
$1 million Priorities USA Action PAC
24
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
age 81
$1 million Priorities USA Action PAC
25
Amy P. Goldman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Largest Barack Obama Campaign Contributors (2012)
Amy P. Goldman age 65
$1 million Priorities USA Action PAC