Tom Steyer

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Tom Steyer
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Thomas Fahr Steyer

(1957-06-27) June 27, 1957 (age 63)
Alma materYale University (B.A.)
Stanford University (M.B.A)
Net worthIncreaseUS$1.6 billion
(March 2014)[1]
Political partyDemocratic
Kathryn Ann Taylor (m. 1986)
WebsiteOfficial website

Thomas Fahr "Tom" Steyer (born June 27, 1957) is an American hedge fund manager, politician, philanthropist, and environmentalist.[2] Steyer is the founder and former Co-Senior Managing Partner of Farallon Capital Management, LLC and the co-founder of Beneficial State Bank.

In 2017, Steyer spent around $10 million for a television ad campaign advocating the impeachment of President Donald Trump and plans to spend millions more on a digital ad campaign to call for Trump's impeachment.[3] Steyer thought about running for Governor of California in the 2018 gubernatorial election as a stance against President Trump.[4][5]

Steyer was on the Board of Trustees at Stanford University[6] from 2012 to 2017.

On July 9, 2019, Steyer announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020.[7] He dropped out of the race after loosing the South Carolina primary on February 29, 2020.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World's Billionaires - Thomas Steyer" Forbes. March 2013.
  2. Lashinsky, Adam (September 17, 2008). "California's hedge fund king". Fortune. Retrieved 2010-07-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Au-Yeung, Angel. "This Billionaire Is Spending More Than $10 Million Calling For Trump's Impeachment".
  4. "Tom Steyer still coy about whether he'll run for governor". Los Angeles Times. May 11, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  5. Master, Cyra (2017-05-17). "Tom Steyer testing waters for Calif. gubernatorial bid". The Hill. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  6. "University Governance". Stanford University. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Garofoli, Joe (July 9, 2019). "San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer launches presidential campaign". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 9, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. Panetta, Grace. "Tom Steyer drops out of the 2020 presidential race". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-03-01.

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