Yes, Pete Buttigieg Is Being Funded by 40 Billionaire Donors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks onstage during a talk with David Remnick at the 2019 New Yorker Festival on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
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During NBC News’s 2020 Democrat debate on Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders sparred about the number of billionaires funding the former mayor’s presidential primary campaign.

“My campaign is fueled by hundreds of thousands of contributors,” Buttigieg said.

“Including 46 billionaires,” Sanders said in response before Buttigieg reiterated “Among the hundreds of thousands of contributors.”

In fact, Buttigieg is funded by about 40 to 46 billionaire donors and their spouses, a review by Forbes revealed. The review found that billionaires like David Geffen, Katharine Rayner, Daniel Ziff, Reed Hastings, and Jonathan Gray are funding Buttigieg with their large pocketbooks.

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