Some change lol Big Corporations own Obama! This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates. Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers. The following are the top 5 contributors to the candidate of change: goldman sachs $605,980 univ of calf $428,110 jp morgan chase & co $403,407 ubs ag $370,130 citi group $363,454 top 5 contributing industries lawyers and law firms $17,370,876 misc business $13,391,968 retired $10,167,470 securities & investment $8,582,811 education $6,855,751 It hardly represents change in the usual politics and the usual players. Zubair Ahmed $500 Khaleel Ahmed $2000 Both charged with conspiring to kill, kidnap or maim persons outside of the United States.