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The Silicon Valley Megadonor Olympics

Vinod Khosla
Khosla’s upcoming Biden event, which he is hosting at his Portola Valley home with his wife, Neeru, is selling tickets ranging from $6,600 to $100,000. Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunc

It’s time, at last, to revisit one of our favorite pastimes here at Puck: ranking the megadonors, machers, and money men and women fueling the race for the White House. As I recently reported, Joe Biden is flying out to Silicon Valley this Friday for a major fundraising tour. Hosting a presidential visit at your home is a huge honor—one often vied for by sharp-elbowed donors desperate to get every check attributed to their bundler I.D.—and Biden has chosen to bestow that honor on two fundraising thoroughbreds, Marissa Mayer and Vinod Khosla

Meanwhile, it should come as little surprise that Trump has chosen David Sacks to execute the complex choreography of high-dollar wrangling on the Republican side. Much of the industry chatter has coalesced around the rising donor-influencer, his comrades at the secretive Rockbridge Network (including J.D. Vance and Peter Thiel), and close friend Elon Musk—the $200 billion man who everyone in G.O.P. politics is hoping will stop tweeting and start cutting checks.