Leonardo DiCaprio to host fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton
(CNN) — It’s the season of giving… that time when the stars come out to raise big money for the candidate they hope will end up in the White House.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly set to host an event for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on August 23 in Los Angeles when she visits there.
The function’s called a “Conversation with Hillary” and is priced at $33,400 per person, according to Variety.
“The first $2,700 will go to the Clinton campaign, and the remainder will go to the Democratic National Committee and state and local parties,” Variety reported.
It’s not the first time celebs have used their star power to boost their favorite candidates. Here are some memorable Hollywood fundraisers of the past:
Raising big and little money
George Clooney pulled in $15 million for President Barack Obama in 2012.
Plenty of Hollywood heavy hitters were in attendance, but Clooney also made it possible for some regular folk to attend. Two tickets were raffled off for “grass roots supporters” at a cost of a measly $3.
Speaking of raffles
“Sex and The City” star Sarah Jessica Parker also allowed online donors to try to win some tickets for a nominal amount when she hosted a dinner for Obama at her New York City home in 2012.
Everyone else had to pay $40,000 a plate.
Hollywood in Virginia
Legendary actor Robert Duvall hosted a dinner for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Duvall’s farm in rural Virginia.
Politico reported he raised $800,000 for Romney.
It wasn’t a strip club
Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyoncé hosted a fundraiser for Obama at the rapper’s 40/40 club in New York City.
Despite Jay Z’s rapping about strip clubs quite a bit, the venue is a sports bar and he and his wife are friends of the President and first lady.