Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

Formal First Name
Thomas (Tom)
1957 - present

Tom Steyer is the Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution insured by the FDIC. He is a renowned billionaire hedge fund manager who founded and served as the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management for 26 years. After nearly three decades of successful investing, Steyer shifted his own money, time, and energy to fighting for progressive causes. He has led a number of people-first, grassroots campaigns that have repeatedly defeated powerful special interests. Steyer has pledged to give most of his wealth to charitable causes.

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  • Steyer became one of the country’s leading forces in registering more young voters and voters of color.
  • He is a champion of the fight against climate change, worked for racial justice, and helped secure better lives for all Americans.
  • He has mobilized grassroots efforts to beat big oil to win clean air laws, force big tobacco to pay its share of healthcare costs and close a billion-dollar corporate tax loophole to fund public schools. 
  • He ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.