Steve 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 8 2008 $500,000
Proposition 87 2006 $49.5 million
Proposition 77 2005 $4.25 million[2]
Proposition 57 2004
Proposition 71 2004 $260,000[3]
Proposition 72 2004 $50,000
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.[4]

Candidate committees Bing has donated to include:

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[4]


Bing donated between $10-25 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation.[5]

An aircraft owned by Stephen Bing, a longtime Democratic donor and fund-raiser, carried Clinton and journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee back to the United States.[6]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

External links


  1. "Stephen Bing's New Endeavor", Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2007.
  2. Cal-Access record of Bing donations in 2005-2006
  3. Cal-Access record of Bing donations in 2003-2004
  4. 4.0 4.1 Open Secrets, Records of donations from Stephen Bing
  5. Donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation listed by donation range
  6. "Dow plane played role in Clinton’s N. Korea mission", Detroit Free Press, August 9, 2009, (This is an Associated Press articles).

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