Spielberg, Mack contribute to Clinton and the Democrats

Hollywood and investing giants chipped in cash to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in the third quarter.

The joint fundraising committees backing Clinton and her party raised more than $290 million from July through September, according to Federal Election Commission data reported Saturday. They outpaced the joint fundraising committees backing Republican Donald Trump, which took in just over $200 million.

Large donors often flock to joint fundraising committees because they allow contributors to give one large check, which is then split among multiple candidates, party committees or political action committees.

Here are some of the notable donors to the Hillary Action Fund, one of the joint fundraising committees backing her and the Democrats:

  • Iconic film director Steven Spielberg gave the committee $200,400 in September.
  • DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg contributed the same amount in August.
  • Former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack gave $50,000 to the committee in September.
  • Venture capitalist Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital contributed $200,400 in September.
  • Hedge fund manager Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital gave $5,000 in July.
  • Another hedge fund manager, Donald Sussman, gave $200,400 in July.