10 Celebrities Who Have Made Big Donations To Obama

While Romney's celebrity support has been mostly verbal, Obama has raked it in from his star backers.


President Barack Obama during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.


Earlier this week, after running a story about Donald Trump's modest financial support of Mitt Romney, Business Insider was informed by a Trump ally that the real estate tycoon had given millions to Super PACs supporting Romney.

As it turns out, Trump hasn't been as generous as he would make it seem. But he's not the only famous Romney supporter who has yet to give big to the campaign. Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris, Kid Rock, Jeff Foxworthy, Vince Vaughn, and Jon Voight have all endorsed Romney without giving the candidate a dime.

President Obama, on the other hand, has received considerable support from his high-profile supporters, some of whom even spoke at the Democratic National Convention this week.

Here's a list of some of the contributions* the President has received from celebrities who made it to this week's convention.

US artist will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is photographed.

: The Black Eyed Peas singer has given the $61,600 maximum allowed to the Democratic Party and the $5,000 maximum to Obama this cycle.

Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Eva Longoria
: The former 'Desperate Housewife,' who spoke to the convention as co-chair of Obama's campaign Thursday, has donated $30,800 to the Democratic Party and $5,000 to the president this cycle.

Actor Zach Braff.

Zach Braff
: Scrubs actor, who told U.S. News he was disappointed at the deception in Paul Ryan's acceptance speech last week, has given Obama $2,500 this year.

Actor George Clooney leaves the White House after his meeting with President Barack Obama.

George Clooney
: Hollywood heart throb has given the $61,600 maximum to the Democratic Party and $5,000 maximum to Obama this cycle, and has hosted fundraisers that have yielded millions for the president.

Drummer Ahmir

: The drummer of rap band The Roots, which played at the convention Monday, has given Obama the $5,000 maximum and the Democratic Party $1,000 this cycle.

Actress Scarlett Johansson speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Scarlett Johansson
: The actress, who gave a speech Thursday, has contributed $7,000 to the Democratic Party and $5,000 to President Obama this cycle.

Actor Adrian Grenier arrives for the fifth season premiere of HBO's

Adrian Grenier
: The Entourage star has given Obama the $5,000 maximum this cycle.

Tom Hanks attends the LA premiere of

Tom Hanks
: The award-winning actor narrated a tribute to veterans at the convention, and given Obama $5,000 maximum and the Democratic Party the $61,600 maximum this cycle.

Wendell Pierce arrives for the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Wendell Pierce
: Detective Bunk Moreland from The Wire has given the Democratic Party $55,000 and President Obama the $5,000 maximum.

Musician James Taylor plays his guitar.

James Taylor
: The folk singer, who performed Thursday, has given the Democratic Party $30,800 this year.

Vogue magazine chief editor Anna Wintour.

Anna Wintour
: The The Devil Wears Prada inspiration and Vogue editor is also a major political benefactor for Obama. Besides giving him the $5,000 maximum and the Democratic Party $30,800, she has also bundled more than $500,000 on his behalf.

*All data comes from the Center for Responsive Politics

Seth Cline is a reporter with U.S. News and World Report. Contact him at scline@usnews.com or follow him on Twitter.