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Stephen Bing

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Stephen Bing is a real estate heir. He was a major donor to California's Prop 87 in 2006. According to the Los Angeles Times, the approximately $50 million that Bing spent on the failed initiative was "the biggest single personal investment in a ballot proposition in state history."[1]

Political giving

Bing donates under his name and his entertainment company (Shangri-La Entertainment) also has been a major donor to political causes.

Ballot measures

Proposition Year Amount
Proposition 87 2006
Proposition 77 2005
Proposition 57 2004
Proposition 10 1998 $1.8 million

Candidates, parties

Since 2000, Bing has given $640,172 to the California Democratic Party.

Political candidates to whom Bing has donated include:

  • Dick Durbin, Rahm Emmanuel, Al Franken, Hillary Clinton.[2]

Candidate committees Bing has donated to include:

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[2]


Bing donated between $10-25 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation.[3]

External links


  1. Los Angeles Times, "Stephen Bing's New Endeavor", February 27, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Open Secrets, Records of donations from Stephen Bing
  3. Donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation listed by donation range