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California’s richest person supports Jerry Brown

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 5:34 pm in 2010 governor's race, campaign finance, General, Jerry Brown.

Your campaign finance tidbit du jour: Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison – with an estimated net worth of $22.5 billion, placing fourth on Forbes’ most recent list of the richest people in the world – gave California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s nascent 2010 gubernatorial campaign $13,000 Saturday, according to the Secretary of State’s database as updated today.

I think $13,000 is about 5.8 millionths of $22.5 billion. Or, as Larry Ellison might say, a generous tip.

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  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    I asked some of the state’s poorest citizens–homeless types– and they told they didn’t know the Gov’s term was coming to a close.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Larry; can you spare a dime?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Oh great, another guilt trip has arrived. Can’t he just give the government all of his money and stop professing his allegiances?

  • Rory P. McKeon

    We knew he (Ellison) was super-smart. Looks like he’s also engaged and principled in full measure.

  • Elwood

    Two differences between God and Larry Ellison:

    1. God doesn’t crave publicity.

    2. God doesn’t think he’s Larry Ellison.