Melbourne, Aug 28 (ANI): George Clooney organized another fundraiser for President Obama's re-election campaign that raked in more than half a million dollars.
It is the second dinner this year where the actor has turned his A-list magnetism into political gold.
Clooney raised almost 15 million dollars for Obama's campaign at the actor's Los Angeles home in May.
This time he turned to Geneva, the European hub of the United Nations and a global centre for international organisations, governance and business, to pull in a more modest amount for the president's re-election effort.
Organisers said they had taken in at least 625,000 dollars from US donors for the campaign, including many who were flying in to Geneva for the one-night event from around the world, the Herald Sun reported.
Americans Abroad for Obama, the event's sponsor, said on its website that guests were paying 15,000 dollars per person to dine with Clooney, 5,000 dollars for a photo with him and 1,000 dollars to attend a reception before the dinner.
The event was being co-hosted by Geneva-based American lawyer Charles C. Adams Jr. and Matthew Barzun, Obama's campaign finance chairman.
The gourmet dinner was being held at Adams' home in a historic part of the city overlooking Lake Geneva, where the lawyer held a previous fundraiser for Obama in 2008.
About 100 people were booked for the reception beforehand, also in the Old City, and 35 people were attending the private dinner at Adams' home that was prepared by Le Lion d'Or, an expensive restaurant in Cologny, one of Geneva's wealthiest areas. (ANI)