81 Facts About Tom Steyer

1. Tom Steyer serves as co-chairman of Save Lives California, which funds cancer research and aims to prevent teen smoking.

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2. Tom Steyer invested $15 million in green technology businesses through the venture capital company Greener Capital.

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3. Tom Steyer is a member of the Fair Shake Commission on Inequality in California, which says it aims to "tackle the issue of inequality in a state where economic insecurity and poverty coexist with unprecedented levels of wealth creation.

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4. Tom Steyer is a member of the board of directors of the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank founded by political strategist and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Chairman John Podesta.

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5. Tom Steyer helped fund a 2013 study by the University of Texas that supported fracking.

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6. Tom Steyer has served as a member of the advisory council of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative of the Brookings Institution that aims to offer "a strategic vision and produces innovative policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans.

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7. In 2017, Tom Steyer voiced concern about Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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8. Tom Steyer delivered the keynote address at the Clean Energy Challenge on April 3, 2014.

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9. On November 16, 2017, Tom Steyer released an ad criticizing the Republican Party's tax plan and calling for Trump's impeachment.

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10. On November 9, 2017, Tom Steyer announced he would spend an additional $10 million on impeachment ads.

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11. Tom Steyer was previously named as a potential candidate for California's open US Senate seat in 2016.

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12. On January 8, 2018, Tom Steyer announced that he would not run for political office in 2018.

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13. Tom Steyer gave $275,000 to the Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund through NextGen Climate in 2013, and the organization spent $210,000 on four successful bids for the council in Whatcom County, Washington.

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14. Tom Steyer spent $75.4 million in the November 2014 midterm elections.

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15. Tom Steyer spent $13.95 million on California ballot measures during the 2016 election cycle, with the majority going to support the statewide tobacco tax increase measure Proposition 56.

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16. Tom Steyer hosted a session at the group's 2014 conference called "Putting Climate Change at the Forefront of American Politics.

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17. Tom Steyer is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a network of activist organizations and wealthy liberal donors that describes itself as dedicated to creating "the infrastructure necessary to advance a progressive agenda for America.

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18. On October 11, 2018, Tom Steyer announced that NextGen America would commit $4 million on a digital ad campaign aimed at young voters in 11 selected states.

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19. On March 28, 2018, Tom Steyer announced that NextGen America would host 15 debates in selected Democratic primary elections for seats in the US Congress and gubernatorial offices.

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20. On January 21, 2017, Tom Steyer released a video asking members of the public to provide input on the shifting mission of NextGen Climate.

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21. Tom Steyer is an investor, activist, philanthropist, and donor to progressive and Democratic Party causes.

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22. Tom Steyer has spent millions of dollars on a campaign calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

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23. Tom Steyer is a billionaire hedge fund manager and a leading donor to Democratic and liberal causes.

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24. Tom Steyer contributed millions of dollars in creating projects and donating to charities that help the less fortunate, like the One PacificCoast Foundation.

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25. Tom Steyer started his full-time working life with Goldman Sachs in their risk arbitrage division from 1983 to 1985.

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26. Tom Steyer was a good student and spent time at Buckley School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and then finally, Yale.

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27. Tom Steyer gained a more national profile in 2017, when he launched a campaign to impeach US Pres.

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28. In 2012 Tom Steyer left Farallon and began to divest his portfolio of businesses that were not consistent with his activism, especially those involved with fossil fuels.

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29. Tom Steyer considered running for president as a Democrat in 2020 but decided not to jump in the race.

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30. Tom Steyer continued that Trump's address was "honestly laughable", and "there was nothing in there" of substance.

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31. Tom Steyer is the brother of attorney, author, and Stanford University professor Jim Steyer.

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32. Tom Steyer received Equality California's 2015 Humanitarian Award, "for his work advancing progressive causes that benefit the LGBT community.

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33. Tom Steyer said that upper-income people in the United States had done "disproportionately well" at the expense of working families.

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34. Tom Steyer was criticized by some Republicans for attacking the pipeline even though he himself held some investments in the fossil-fuel industry, including stock in Kinder Morgan, which had its own pipeline connecting the Canadian bitumin sands to a port on the Pacific, which could be seen as a rival to the Keystone pipeline.

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35. Tom Steyer has raised money for Hillary Clinton, and hosted a fundraiser on her behalf at his Burlingame home.

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36. Tom Steyer spent a reported $1.8 million attacking Lynch, including for a plane Steyer paid to fly over a Boston Red Sox game with a banner that read, "Steve Lynch for Oil Evil Empire".

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37. Tom Steyer donated $5 million to the campaign, which defeated Proposition 23.

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38. Tom Steyer raised money for Bill Bradley in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

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39. Tom Steyer worked at Goldman Sachs from 1983 to 1985 as an associate in the risk arbitrage division, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions.

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40. Tom Steyer has served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

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41. In the clip, Tom Steyer is asked by CNN host Fredricka Whitfield if the talk of impeachment.

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42. In his late 30s, Tom Steyer had "a revelation" and began an involvement in the Episcopal Church.

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43. Tom Steyer called one version of a 2017 Republican tax reform proposal a "thinly veiled reverse Robin Hood".

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44. In an interview in October 2017, Tom Steyer said that he was in favor of raising personal taxes.

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45. In October 2013, Tom Steyer launched a bipartisan initiative to combat climate change along with then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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46. In a November 2015 interview, Tom Steyer described the Obama administration's decision to reject the Keystone pipeline as "fantastic".

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47. In September 2013, Tom Steyer appeared in a series of commercials in opposition to the proposed pipeline.

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48. Tom Steyer promised to fully unload his holdings there within a year.

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49. In March 2018, Tom Steyer launched a 30-city town hall tour and, going into the fall election season, the campaign had amassed close to 6 million petition signatures.

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50. In the ad Tom Steyer identifies himself only as an "American citizen" and alleges that Trump "brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI and, in direct violation of the Constitution, has taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth.

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51. In October 2017, Tom 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.

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52. On January 8, 2018, Tom Steyer announced he would not run in the 2018 California gubernatorial election.

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53. In early November 2016, Tom Steyer told KQED's The California Report that he may rethink his position on running for governor stating, "I hadn't decided.

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54. In 2015, the 4 reported that Tom Steyer is "keeping alive a possible bid for governor in 2018.

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55. Tom Steyer contributed $87,057,853 in funds exclusively to Democratic Party candidates during the 2016 election cycle.

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56. Tom Steyer has raised money for Hillary Clinton, and hosted a fundraiser on her behalf at his San Francisco home.

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57. In April 2015, Tom Steyer testified before the California Legislature in favor of a greenhouse-gas reduction bill.

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58. In June 2014, Tom Steyer said he planned to get involved in California legislative races, targeting three to four races in each house of the Legislature in a bid to affect climate change policy.

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59. Tom Steyer supported Democrat Terry McAuliffe's successful 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia through his NextGen Climate Action, contributing funds for paid media and get-out-the-vote efforts.

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60. In 2014, Tom Steyer funded political campaigns to advocate for the election of at least nine candidates and to influence climate change policy through NextGen Climate.

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61. In February 2013, Tom Steyer spoke at an anti-Keystone XL Pipeline rally on the Washington Mall organized by Bill McKibben and attended by tens of thousands.

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62. Tom Steyer went on to support Obama's policies, which he described as investments to "make us energy independent and create thousands of jobs.

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63. Tom Steyer gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, saying that the election was "a choice about whether to go backward or forward.

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64. Tom Steyer was critical of Obama's decision to keep an energy initiative as a low priority.

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65. In 2012, Tom Steyer hosted a fundraiser at his home for President Obama.

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66. Tom Steyer contributed $29.6 million, saying that he could wait no longer for the change.

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67. In 2012, Tom Steyer was the leading sponsor of Proposition 39 on the ballot in California.

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68. In 2010, Tom Steyer joined former Secretary of State and Republican George Shultz, to co-chair the No on Prop.

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69. Tom Steyer has been compared with and contrasted with the Koch brothers, billionaire businessmen who engage in extensive political activity, and has been viewed as a Koch adversary.

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70. In January 2013, rumors briefly arose that Tom Steyer might be named as a replacement for Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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71. Tom Steyer has been a member of the Hamilton Project and has been involved with the Democracy Alliance, a network of progressive donors whose membership in the group requires them to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended organizations.

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72. Tom Steyer served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2004 and 2008.

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73. In August 2015, Tom Steyer launched the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity, which was intended to advocate policies for promoting income equality.

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74. In 2013, Tom Steyer founded NextGen Climate, an environmental advocacy nonprofit and political action committee.

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75. Prior to Tom Steyer leaving Farallon, a student activist group called UnFarallon criticized the company for investments in companies with anti-environmental policies.

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76. In October 2012, Tom Steyer stepped down from his position at Farallon in order to focus on advocating for alternative energy.

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77. Tom Steyer was known for taking high risks on distressed assets within volatile markets.

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78. Tom Steyer made his fortune running Farallon, which was managing $20 billion by the time he left the company.

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79. Tom Steyer served on the Board of Trustees at Stanford University from 2012 to 2017.

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80. Tom Steyer is the founder and former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank, which became Beneficial State Bank, an Oakland-based community development bank.

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81. Tom Steyer has donated tens of millions to support Democrats running for Congress and started a petition to see President Trump impeached.

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