DreamWorks CEO Gives Millions to Obama
If you have kids – or just like watching kids’ movies – you’re no doubt familiar with DreamWorks Animation. It’s the studio behind hits like “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and more. What you might not know is that Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks, has donated $2 million of his own money to help fund Obama‘s reelection, and has helped raise $15 million more.
Katzenberg is better known for his charity work – most recently, his efforts to raise $350 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a nonprofit which supports entertainment industry workers as they reach old age or encounter financial difficulties.
But Katzenberg keeps quieter about his political donations, avoiding media attention and declining interviews on the subject. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, he’s given more than $3.5 million to various Democrats since 1979.
Doubtless, there are parents who might be hesitant to take their children to the movies if they knew it could be indirectly funding politicians they disagree with. But left-leaning parents might just see it as another reason to hit the box office. What do you think?
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