02/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Inauguration Fund-Raising Tops $24 Million

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama has raised more than $24 million for his inauguration so far, much of it with single checks of $25,000 or $50,000 from executives from Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Hollywood as well as from former supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The prominent donors include George Soros, the billionaire financier of liberal causes; the director Steven Spielberg; the actress Halle Berry; and Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Records.

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