Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Host Obama in NYC: Other Stars Who’ve Thrown Fundraisers for the President (GALLERY)

By: Cory Lopez / September 18, 2012

President Barack Obama is getting ready to party with Jay and Bey.

Music power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles are hosting an exclusive shindig at the rapper-producer’s swanky 40/40 club in New York City on Tuesday night. The Commander-in-Chief will grace the 100-guest event — for which ticket prices run as high as $40,000 per head — and the proceeds will benefit the president’s reelection campaign.

After shooting his sit-down interview on the Late Show with David Letterman, Obama will head to a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria before heading to Hova’s club to deliver remarks at the star-powered gathering. Reports indicate that the affair will be the POTUS’s final fundraising event in the Big Apple ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

But this certainly isn’t the first time a celebrity has their weight behind Obama’s campaign.

Ever since kicking off his re-election campaign, the president has relied on his ever-growing support network of Hollywood stars. High-profile backers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Tyler Perry have opened their homes to host Obama fundraisers.

Perhaps most notably, George Clooney’s celebrity-packed dinner at his Studio City, Calif., home in May pulled in a whopping $15 million — from stars like Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Salma Hayek and Tobey Maguire — all in support of keeping Obama in the White House for four more years.

Now with the election less than two months away, Celebuzz is looking back at the Obama campaign’s Hollywood connections. Find out who has thrown a party in honor of the President in our gallery.

Which fundraiser would you have liked to attend? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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