Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and staunch GOP donor, contributed $5 million to support President Trump’s inauguration, according to a Tuesday Federal Election Commission filing.
Other close allies to the president also provided substantial donations, including the New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, who donated $1 million, and Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, who donated $250,000, the FEC filing shows.
Trump’s longtime friend Tom Barrack headed the inaugural committee, which raised a record $107 million for the ceremony, almost twice as much as former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert MORE> raised for his first inauguration in 2009.
Major corporations also donated large sums of money for the event.
Previous inaugurations capped an individual's contribution at $250,000.
The organizers said they plan to donate the leftover funds to charity, although no further specifics have been provided.
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