Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saudi, Norway Governments Give Big to Bill Clinton

It costs big time money to get close to the power elite.

Foreign countries including Saudi Arabia and Norway gave millions of dollars to former President Bill Clinton's charity as Hillary Rodham Clinton served her first year as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

A donor list released on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that Saudi Arabia and Norway each donated somewhere between $10 million to $25 million to the former-president Bill Clinton's charity.

Among those who gave over one million dollars:

Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, Ethiopia's richest person. Al Amoudi's father is Yemeni and his mother is Ethiopian.

The Citi Foundation (A Citi Bank foundation)

The Dubai Foundation

Nasser Al-Rashid is a Saudi Arabian businessman. (Rashid Engineering). He is reputedly an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family and a multi-billionaire.He owns one of the largest yachts in the world, the Lady Moura, which reportedly cost him over US$200 million.

Entergy, which describes itself as, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production, retail distribution operations, energy marketing and trading, and gas transportation

State of Kuwait

State of Qatar

The Streisand Foundation

Sterling Stamos Capital Management, LP

The Government of Brunei Darussalam

Suzlon Energy Ltd.

Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office

The Sultanate of Oman

U.S. Green Building Council

The Rockefeller Foundation

Among those who gave between $500,000 amd $1,000,000:

Bank of America Foundation

Michael R. Bloomberg Foundation


  1. Much further down the list is Freddie Mac, Rahm Emanuel, Thomas F. (Mac) McLarty, and Lehman Brothers.

    Carlyle's Booz Allen Hamilton contributed as did their JV partner Robert L. Johnson.

  2. Funny, Carlyle tried to do a deal with Suzlon Energy.

    Bill Clinton beat them to it.