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