Tech industry leaders helped Obama raise $27M for re-election bid

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The entertainment and financial industries aren’t the only sections of the business world hoping to impact political change through donations.

According to a list of 325 top “bundlers” (people who assemble donations) obtained by the New York Times, Obama raised $180 million in 2011-2012, and about $27 million of that came from 43 people in technology.

While the list is littered with venture capitalists and other funding greats, some of the more notable bundlers include Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff with $640,175, Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer with $112,400, and LegalZoom founder Brian Lee with $680,200.

Buzzfeed was able to assemble a full list of tech bundlers that donated to Obama, which we’ve embedded below.

Having the leaders in technology get more involved with political fundraising is hardly a surprise. In addition to the boost in presidential election campaign donations, big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Netflix are stepping up their donations to PACs — (and Netflix actually has its own PAC).

Obama photo via The White House