Guest List Offers a Glimpse of the Money Behind Donald Trump

Some names were predictable, like Sheldon Adelson. Others are more surprising.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at the Venetian Las Vegas on October 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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They are billionaires, sports-team owners, and former ambassadors. Some are longtime party fundraisers, others are new to Republican politics, attracted by friendship or admiration for their party's nominee, Donald Trump.

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