California is the land of milk and honey for political candidates. The Golden State has been more lucrative for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney individually than any other state in the country.

Since the start of 2011, Californian rainmakers have donated $30,592,451 to Obama and $17,568,562 to Romney, based on Federal Election Commission data released on Aug. 21.

So who are these generous Cali political junkies? The celebrity-studded slideshow below shows who the donors are, where they live and where they work, based on data sent to The Huffington Post from the Center for Responsive Politics.

About one-third of the 30 donors below gave primarily to Republican causes, including the two biggest donors in the entire state. This follows the national trend that Romney receives a higher percentage of large individual contributions than his opponent, while Obama receives a higher percentage of small individual contributions.

Nationally, since Jan. 2011, Obama has raised $348,413,128, and Romney has raised $193,373,762.

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Hey politicians, here are the top Californians to make your friends:
Totals include contributions to candidates, committees, super PACs and outside groups combined. Percentages represent how much of the total went to Democratic (Dem) or Republican (Rep) candidates or groups.

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  • 30. Marcy Carsey - $309,121, 100% Dem

    Company: Carsey-Werner LLC Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 29. Paul & Michelle Zygielbaum - $316,100, 100% Dem

    Company: C8 Medisensors Home: Santa Rosa, CA

  • 28. David C. Bohnett - $361,600, 85% Dem

    Company: Baroda Ventura Home: Beverly Hills, CA

  • 27. J.J. Abrams & Kathleen McGrath - $371,600, 100% Dem

    Company: Bad Robot Productions (Producer) Home: Beverly Hills, CA

  • 26. Alan F. Horn & Cindy Harrell - $395,275, 100% Dem

    Company: Warner Brothers Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 25. Richard W. Boyce - $406,040, 99% Rep

    Company: <a href="http://www.tpg.com/" target="_hplink">TPG Creative Capital</a> Home: Portola Valley, CA

  • 24. Charles B. & Ann. L. Johnson - $406,912, 98% Rep

    Company: Franklin Resources Home: Hillsborough, CA

  • 23. Jesse & Melinda Rogers - $415,000, 95% Rep

    Company: Altamont Capital Home: Atherton, CA Jesse Rogers at the Private Equity Analyst Conference.

  • 22. Howard H. & Gretchen Leach - $432,100, 99% Rep

    Company: Leach Capital Home: San Francisco, CA Howard H. Leach and his wife (L) as they attend the inaugeration of 3 fountains at Versailles Castle on June 12, 2004 in Versailles, France.

  • 21. Sandor Straus- $440,125, 97% Dem

    Company: Merfin LLC Home: Lafayette, CA

  • 20. David Desjardins- $524,100, 100% Dem

    Profession: Consultant Home: Burlingame, CA

  • 19. Charles R. & Helen O. Schwab - $527,998, 97% Rep

    Company: Charles Schwab & Co Home: San Francisco, CA

  • 18. Stephen L. Bing - $532,000, 100% Dem

    Company: Shangri-La Entertainment Home: Encino, CA

  • 17. Geoff & Anne Palmer - $578,100, 100% Rep

    Company: <a href="http://www.ghpalmer.com/home.html" target="_hplink">G.H. Palmer Associates </a> Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 16. John D. & Marcia L. Goldman - $580,100, 100% Dem

    Company: Pace School Home: Atherton, CA John D. Goldman at the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize award ceremony in San Francisco.

  • 15. Lawrence & Suzanne Hess - $719,650, 94% Dem

    Company: Lehbros Ltd Home: San Diego, CA

  • 14. Terrence R. & Barbara Caster - $723,450, 99% Rep

    Company: Caster Group Home: San Diego, CA

  • 13. Howard & Susan L. Groff - $735,000, 100% Rep

    Company: Northwest Excavating Home: Northridge, CA

  • 12. Stephen M. Silberstein- $750,600, 100% Dem

    Retired Home: Belvedere, CA

  • 11. Robert D. Arnott - $858,400, 100% Rep

    Company: Research Affiliates LLC Home: Newport Beach, CA

  • 10. Morgan Freeman - $1,001,000 - 100% Dem

    Profession: Actor Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 9. Bill Maher- $1,010,000, 100% Dem

    Profession: Actor Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 8. Kareem Ahmed - $1,128,300, 100% Dem

    Company: Landmark Medical Management Home: Racho Cucamonga, CA

  • 7. Haim & Cheryl Saban - $1,166,073, 100% Dem

    Company: Saban Capital Group Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 6. Wayne D. Jordan & M. Quinn DeLaney - $1,245,200, 100% Dem

    Company: Jordan Real Estate Invest/Akonadi Fdtn Home: Oakland, CA Credit: <em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oaklandlocal/4708869922/in/set-72157624169308487/" target="_hplink">Oakland Local, Flickr</a>. </em>

  • 5. Anne G. Earhart - $1,450,300, 100% Dem

    Profession: Investor Home: Corona Del Mar, CA

  • 4. Irwin M. & Joan K. Jacobs $2,205,300, 99% Dem

    Company: Qualcomm Inc Home: La Jolla, CA

  • 3. Jeffrey & Marilyn Katzenberg - $2,436,300, 100% Dem

    Company: Dreamworks Animation SKG Home: Los Angeles, CA

  • 2. A. Jerrold & Margaret Perenchio - $2,683,000, 100% Rep

    Company: Chartwell Partners Home: Los Angeles, CA File photo of A. Jerrold Perenchio from 1971.

  • 1. Peter A. Thiel - $4,794,700, 100% Rep

    Company: Clarium Capital Management Home: San Francisco, CA