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George Clooney is so rich, he forgot how much money he gave Obama

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

George Clooney, an avid supporter of the president, is so wealthy that he forgot how much money he donated to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Clooney donated $5,000 more than the legal limit for an individual giving to one candidate, according to campaign finance laws.

BuzzFeed reports:

Clooney maxed out to the Joint Obama Victory Fund, which splits the money between the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee, with a $35,800 donation last April. But Clooney attempted to give another $5,000 earlier this year, according to the campaign, which was flagged by Chicago’s team of vetters, and returned in February.

This comes on the heels of news that the Oscar-nominated actor will host a $40,000 per ticket fundraiser for Obama in May at his Los Angeles home, Entertainment Weekly reports. Just 150 tickets are being sold, bringing the fundraiser to a staggering total of $6 million.

The funds will go to the Obama Victory Fund.

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