For a casino mogul worth an estimated $25 billion, $34.2 million may sound like chump change. Yet that's how much money Sheldon Adelson has donated so far to aid Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and organizations supporting Romney this election, making him the donor of donors for the GOP.
Meanwhile, Shrek would be green with envy. Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is animating the presidential race this election season, raising more money than any other Democratic donor.
The DreamWorks Animation CEO joins two other media moguls, a personal-injury lawyer and a philanthropist in giving millions of dollars to help President Barack Obama win a second term.
Political donations can open doors that are closed to most people. Based on an examination of more than 2.3 million campaign contributions, The Associated Press has ranked the top five financial supporters of Obama's and of Romney's.
See the top 5 in a photo gallery here.
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