Correction: This post has been updated to correct an error in the story and headline which misstated the amount of money donors paid to attend the San Francisco fundraiser. It’s $33,400 per person, not per couple.
That Hollywood star-power thing really does work.
Some 70 attendees contributed $33,400 per person for the chance to breathe the same air as George Clooney at a fundraiser Friday in San Francisco — and hear Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton talk, apparently without an ounce of irony, about standing up for the middle class.
Others donated even more, $100,000 to $353,400, to schmooze and snap selfies with the bronzed Oscar-winner at the home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar or sit at the head table with Clinton and George and Amal Clooney at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill.
A Clinton spokesperson would not say how much money the event raised. But if every donor in the room paid the minimum price of admission to attend, that’s at least a $2.3 million night for the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and 33 state committees. (The fund neatly skirts the individual donor limits of $2,700 per election for the primary and general.)
Clinton backers, among them Twitter’s former media chief Katie Jacobs Stanton, turned to social media to do a little celebbragging.
Pishevar, who’s kept largely mum about his political fundraising efforts, posted images of Pramana Collective co-founder Brandee Barker and the Human Rights Watch’s director of global affairs Eileen Donahoe, from the event. He even picked up a signed copy of Clinton’s book, “Hard Choices,” for his daughter.
Meanwhile, protesters were out in full force, some wielding signs denouncing the big-money fundraiser, including one that asked “How many mouths can $353K feed?”
Supporters of Clinton’s primary opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, posted video of protestors on Twitter and YouTube — including one with a bullhorn leading the chant “Hillary Clinton has got to go, hey, hey, ho, ho.”
The Clooneys headline another fundraiser tonight at their mansion in Los Angeles, which Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker co-hosts with DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Clinton makes a campaign appearance today in southern California, speaking at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Correction: This post has been updated to correct an error in the story and headline, which misstated the amount of money donors paid to attend the San Francisco fundraiser. It’s $33,400 per person, not per couple.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.