Remember when we said George Clooney and Jeffrey Katzenberg's fundraiser for Barack Obama was going to raise about $6 million? That figure has since DOUBLED and the Hollywood dinner party is expected to be biggest presidential fundraiser in U.S. history!
Damn! George sure knows how to throw a party!
Here's how he did it: He sold 150 tickets to the May 10 event at his home for $40,000 a piece. That's going to bring in about half of the record total, while the other $6 million will come from online donations.
The organizers decided to hold a contest online in which contestants donate what money they can (at least $3) and are then entered into a raffle to win two seats at the same table as the A-list actor and the Commander in Chief.
And that's not all of the money Obama will be making from Tinseltown either. The Prez is scheduled to be back in El Lay on June 6th to attend a LGBT gala. If U can't afford the $40K plate of pasta Clooney is selling, the June event will cost guests anywhere between $1,250 to $25,000.
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