$100 Million Ad Campaign to Press for Climate Change

18 February 2014 |permalink | email article

Tom Steyer, 56, accumulated more than $1.5 billion during his days as a hedge fund manager before he retired in 2012. Today, he is among the most visible of a new breed of wealthy donors on the left who call themselves “donor-donors,” takang a page ” from the Kochs, Mr. Bloomberg and others to build and run their own political organizations—outside the two parties and sometimes in tension with them. He has also helped finance opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline pipeline, appearing in a s nineries of self-funded 90-second ads seeking to stop the project.

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