Clinton Donor List Loaded With Foreign Governments

Saudi Arabia tops list
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2008 11:19 AM CST
Former President Bill Clinton, left, shakes hand with Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi before their meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton is disclosing all the donors to his foundation today, and the list is full of foreign interests, the AP reports. Saudi Arabia alone pitched in more than $10 million to Clinton’s causes. Governments from Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Italy, Jamaica, and India also pitched in, as did a host of international business leaders and billionaires.

Clinton’s biggest donors were the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which makes grants primarily in India and sub-Saharan Africa, and UNITAID, an international anti-AIDs group, which each gave in excess of $25 million. Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra gave more than $10 million; Clinton has reportedly helped Giustra land a contract in Kazakhstan. Mark Rich’s ex-wife makes the list way down in the $250,001-$500,000 bracket.