Presidential Posh

Ringing in at roughly $170 million, President Barack Obama's inauguration bash was the most expensive ever, according to The New York Times. The inaugural committee might have limited donations from individuals to $50,000, and Wall Street might be in the middle of a crisis, but that didn't stop hedge fund magnate George Soros, who provided a family donation totaling $250,000, or David E. Shaw, founder

Ringing in at roughly $170 million, President Barack Obama's inauguration bash was the most expensive ever, according to The New York Times. The inaugural committee might have limited donations from individuals to $50,000, and Wall Street might be in the middle of a crisis, but that didn't stop hedge fund magnate George Soros, who provided a family donation totaling $250,000, or David E. Shaw, founder of the hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Company, who contributed $100,000 with his wife.

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