Photo via Flickr user TechCrunch
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert.
On Wednesday, the Financial Election Commission released a 510-page report
detailing the donations for President Donald Trump's January inauguration event. The effort brought in $107 million — a record.
The Detroit Free Press highlights
some of the biggest Michigan-based donors for the event.
Of note: Detroit-based Quicken Loans put up a whopping $750,000. The Free Press
also notes that Gilbert never donated to Trump during the campaign, but had donated to Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Chris Christie. Curiously, he also donated $75,000 to a joint fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates.
Other big Michigan-based donations included $1 million from Dow Chemical, nearly $500,000 from General Motors (which gave nearly $300,000 in vehicles for the event), and $250,000 from Ford Motor Co. The heads of construction company Walbridge and the Suburban Collection each donated $250,000.
The size of Trump's inauguration crowd may have been dwarfed by the one for President Barack Obama in 2009
, but when it comes to raising money from the super rich, Trump beat Obama. Trump's $107 million is double that of Obama's inauguration haul, which came in at $53 million.