Nikki Haley launched a political action committee in January, after years of speculation about a possible 2024 presidential run. She quickly found a handful of deep-pocketed supporters. Within six months, 16 billionaires and 7 spouses of billionaires donated to her group, called Stand For America. 

Officially, the PAC is supposed to be focused on electing conservative candidates in the 2022 midterms. Unofficially, it may serve as something of a bellwether for a potential presidential bid two years later. The early data suggests that Haley, whose group is only allowed to raise a maximum of $5,000 annually from each donor, could be a favorite among wealthy Republicans. Eleven of the billionaire donors who donated to Haley’s PAC had previously supported Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign. One of them, SPAC investor Chamath Palihapitiya, gave to Joe Biden’s effort last year.  

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, Haley, who previously served as South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations under Donald Trump, made it clear that she was waiting to see whether her former boss might run as well. “In the beginning of 2023, should I decide that there’s a place for me, should I decide that there’s a reason to move, I would pick up the phone and meet with [Trump,]” she said. “I would talk to him and see what his plans are. I would tell him about my plans. We would work on it together.”

In the meantime, here are the 23 billionaire donors who have already opened their wallets for Haley’s PAC, listed in alphabetical order.

Miriam Adelson

  • Net worth: $29.2 billion
  • Source of wealth: Casinos
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees (with husband Sheldon Adelson, d. 2021): $1.2 million 

Julianne Argyros, wife of George Argyros

  • Spouse’s net worth: $2.5 billion
  • Source of wealth: Real estate, investments
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees: $100,000

Cliff and Laurel Asness

  • Net worth: $1.4 billion
  • Source of wealth: Money management 
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $10,000 

Ken Griffin

  • Net worth: $21 billion
  • Source of wealth: Hedge funds
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000

Bill Haslam

  • Net worth: $2.2 billion
  • Source of wealth: Gas stations
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000

Melinda Hildebrand, wife of Jeffrey Hildebrand 

  • Spouse’s net worth: $5.9 billion
  • Source of wealth: Oil
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees (with husband Jeffrey Hildebrand): $1.2 million

Charles B. Johnson

  • Net worth: $5.4 billion
  • Source of wealth: Money management
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $1,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees (with wife Ann Johnson): $700,000

Ken and Elaine Langone

  • Net worth: $6.2 billion
  • Source of wealth: Investments
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $10,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees (only Elaine Langone donated to Trump): $5,000

Daniel Loeb

  • Net worth: $4 billion
  • Source of wealth: Hedge funds
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000

Bernie and Billi Marcus

  • Net worth: $9.7 billion
  • Source of wealth: Home Depot
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $10,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees: $731,200

Chamath Palihapitiya

  • Net worth: $1.3 billion
  • Source of wealth: Facebook, venture capital
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000

H. Ross Perot Jr.

  • Net worth: $3.2 billion
  • Source of wealth: Real estate
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees: $660,000

Ira and Ingeborg Rennert

  • Net worth: $3.7 billion
  • Source of wealth: Investments 
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $10,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees: $900,000

Edward Roski

  • Net worth: $6.3 billion
  • Source of wealth: Real estate
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000 

Paul Singer

  • Net worth: $4.3 billion
  • Source of wealth: Hedge funds 
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000

William and Mary Stone

  • Net worth: $2.7 billion
  • Source of wealth: Software 
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $10,000

Stephen Winn

  • Net worth: $1.7 billion
  • Source of wealth: Real estate services
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000
  • Contributions to Trump campaign and supporting committees (with wife Melinda Winn): $725,000

Sam Zell

  • Net worth: $6 billion
  • Source of wealth: Real estate, private equity 
  • Contributions to Haley’s PAC: $5,000