Obama's guests: who goes to dinner at the White House
After several months of planning and waiting, finally, the White House hosted an official Obama dinner in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.
1 350 guests were invited to dinner, not counting the presidential couple.
About 800 people were representatives of the administration, Congress, the diplomatic corps and official delegations.
Who are the rest of the 550 guests whom the White House decided to invite, we will look at below as a percentage.
35% of guests were from Wall Street and from the business sector
In addition to people from the business world and Wall Street, 12% were people who invest heavily in the Obama campaign.
Among these guests were: Blankfein, Goldman Sachs; Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group; Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway; Kenneth Chenot, American Express; Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase & Co .; Fred Eychaner, Newsweb Corporation; Larry Fink, BlackRock, Mark Gallogly, Centerbridge Partners, James Gorman, Morgan Stanley; Jeff Immelt, General Electric, Hamilton (Tony) James, Blackstone, Thomas F. (Mack) McLarty III, McLarty Associates; Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co .; Scott A. Nathan, Baupost; Nooyi, Pepsico; Virginia M. Rometty, IBM; Stephen Schwartzman, Blackstone Group; Carlos Slim, Telmex и Robert Wolf, UBS.
14% of guests are Hollywood stars and representatives of the industry arts
Obama loves inviting actors, directors and musicians. The state dinner was with the scent of pop culture and art.
Guests included: JJ Abrams, producer / director; Mary J. Blige, singer; George Clooney, actor; Stephen Colbert, talk show host; Bradley Cooper, actor; Misty Copeland, ballerina; Idris Elba, actress; David Geffen, producer; Whoopi Goldberg, actress; Jeffrey Katzenberg, producer; John Legend, singer; Maya Lin, architect; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress; Andy Spahn, publicist; Steven Spielberg, director; Barbra Streisand, singer / actress; George Takei, actor; James Taylor, singer; Cecily Tyson, actress; and Harvey Weinstein, producer.
16% of guests were represented by the media.
7% of guests were intellectuals
Among those invited were: Deepak Chopra, author; Amy Gutman, University of Pennsylvania; Robert Kagan, Brookings Institution; Jim Yong Kim, Dartmouth College; Henry Kissinger, Kissinger Associates; Jumpa Lahiri, author; Bette Bao Lord, author; Joseph Nye, Harvard; Amartya Sen, Harvard and George Schultz, Hoover Institute.
Among the guests were: Ballmer, Microsoft, Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com; Tim Cook, Apple; Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks; Larry Ellison, Oracle, David Friedman, Sandy River Health System; Reed Hastings, Netflix; Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos; Billie Jean King, tennis player; Michelle Kwan, Olympic figure skater; Robert Manfred, Major League Baseball, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo; Rory McIlroy, golf champion; Elon Musk, Tesla и Space X; Mark Sanchez, New York Jets; Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, John Sculley, Apple's former CEO, Sally Susman, Pfizer, Steve Westley, venture capitalist и Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook.
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