Meet The Mega Donors At Play In The 2024 Election

Several billionaires have donated to Make America Great Again Inc., a leading Trump-aligned Super PAC, during the first half of 2023.

According to his profile on, Phil Ruffin—an 88-year-old casino and hotel mogul—is one of the most successful, self-made businessmen in Las Vegas. He is the owner of Circus Circus and the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. He is also a 50 percent stakeholder in the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, along with the former president.

Forbes estimates Mr. Ruffin’s net worth is about $2.7 billion.

FEC data show that Mr. Ruffin made two $1 million contributions—one on April 26 and the other on June 15—to the Make America Great Again PAC. He also made an $11,600 contribution to the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee on May 1, and a $3,300 contribution to Donald J. Trump for President 2024.

Mr. Ruffin is not solely dedicated to Republican candidates. In the past, he donated to support John Kerry’s and former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Charles Kushner

Charles Kushner is the father of Jared Kushner, who is married to President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.

Charles Kushner (C) wades though the media with his legal team and wife to the U.S. District Courthouse in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 18, 2004. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

After his family immigrated to the United States in the aftermath of the Soviet occupation of Poland, Mr. Kushner completed high school and went on to study law at the Hofstra University School of Law. After practicing law for several years, he used his father’s business assets to found Kushner Companies in 1985, which he built into a successful real estate development empire.

In March 2005, The New York Times reported that Mr. Kushner pleaded guilty to tax evasion, witness tampering, and making illegal campaign donations. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

On Dec. 23, 2020, President Trump issued a pardon for Mr. Kushner.

FEC records show that Mr. Kushner contributed $1 million to Make America Great Again Inc. on June 5.

The FEC’s data also indicate that between 1987 and 2020, Mr. Kushner’s political contributions were given strictly to Democratic candidates and PACs, including a $1,000 contribution on April 24, 1987, to President Biden’s first presidential endeavor.

In 2016, Forbes estimated the Kushner family’s net worth to be about $1.8 billion.

Robert “Woody” Johnson

Robert “Woody” Johnson is the co-owner of the New York Jets. His wealth is a product of his great-grandfather, Robert Wood Johnson, who founded Johnson & Johnson in 1886. From 2017 to 2021, he served as President Trump’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.

According to Forbes, Mr. Johnson’s net worth is about $3.1 billion.

FEC records show that Mr. Johnson contributed $1 million to Make America Great Again Inc. on April 26.

Additional contributions to the PAC in 2022 totaled over $133,000.

In 2020, Reuters reported that Mr. Johnson—who had no previous experience in diplomacy—was investigated by the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Attorney General regarding “offensive or derogatory comments, based on an individual’s race, color, sex, or religion,” which he was alleged to have made during his tenure as ambassador to the United Kingdom.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host a dinner for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with U.S. Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson (L) and his wife Suzanne Ircha (R) in London on June 4, 2019. (Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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