Tom Steyer

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Tom Steyer
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Thomas Fahr Steyer

(1957-06-27) June 27, 1957 (age 65)
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.
  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.
  7. Garofoli, Joe (July 9, 2019). "San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer launches presidential campaign". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  8. Panetta, Grace. "Tom Steyer drops out of the 2020 presidential race". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-03-01.

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