The Biden Transition Team: Big Tech & Big Money

The Biden Transition Team: Big Tech & Big Money

Nov 12, 2020 5:46 PM (EDT)

After much effort and spending to elect Joe Biden, Wall Street and Big Tech are rewarded with positions on the Biden transition team.

The Elite Transition Team

NamePrevious PositionsTransition Team Dept
Linda Etim
Senior Advisor the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
International Development
Eric Schmidt
Former Google CEO
Tech Task Force
Roger Ferguson
Board of directors for Alphabet, Google's parent company
Potential Cabinet Position
Jeffrey Zients
Board Member on Facebook
Nicole Wong
General Counsel for Google
National Security Council
Tom Sullivan
Executive at Amazon
State Department
Jessica Hertz
General Counsel at Facebook
Cynthia Hogan
Apple VP Gov Affairs
Tom Nides
Morgan Stanley Executive
Margaret Anadu
Goldman Sachs’s Executive
Nicole Isaac
LinkedIn Senior Director
Treasury Department
Martha Gimbel
Senior Manager of Economic Research at Schmidt Futures
Council of Economic Advisers
Divya Kumaraiah
Airbnb executive
Office of Management and Budget
Brandon Belford
Lyft’s Senior Director
Office of Management and Budget
Don Graves
KeyBank, corporate responsibility
Treasury Department

Wall Street & Big Banks Spent $74 Million on Biden

  • Over 30 executives with ties to Wall Street have raised big money for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
  • Marc Lasry, CEO of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, ended up raising over $3 million, a source said.
  • Beyond those from Wall Street, Biden’s campaign saw fundraising help from leaders in Silicon Valley, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and venture capitalist Ron Conway.
  • Hedge-fund investors Donald Sussman and James Simons and investment bankers Blair Effron and Roger Altman were among the biggest financial backers of the president-elect.
  • Mark Zuckerberg contributed $350 million to a “safe elections” project run by the non-profit Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL). In crucial Atlanta counties, more than 99.5 percent of this funding went to election commissions in counties won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Less than .05 percent of the funding went to counties Donald Trump won in 2016.

Big Tech Spent Big Money On Biden

Employees at Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Oracle have contributed nearly 20 times as much money to Biden as to Trump since the beginning of 2019. 95% of Silicon Valley donations have gone to Biden.

Hover over the bars to see the exact contribution amounts.

Employees at these six companies have contributed $4,787,752 to Biden and just $239,527 to Trump.

Sources: Forbes, Wired

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