Joe Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kamala Harris have known each other for 30 years.

When Harris ran for reelection as California’s attorney general in 2014, Benioff cohosted a fundraiser for her campaign, according to a tweet from Recode’s Teddy Schleifer.

“Kamala is one of the highest-integrity people I’ve ever met and is a phenomenal prosecutor,” Benioff told Recode in February 2019. “She is truly an impressive leader with a strong legal and public service background.”

However, Benioff is unlikely to publicly support the Harris-Biden ticket in the run-up to the 2020 election: earlier this year, he told Recode that since buying Time Magazine, he will “no longer make political positions or funding.”

Harris attended Facebook cofounder Sean Parker’s wedding in 2013.

Harris and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker appear to be longtime friends. When Parker got married in a lavish California ceremony in 2013, Harris was in attendance. 

Parker has donated to Harris’ campaigns in the past, cohosting her attorney general reelection fundraiser in 2014 and contributing to her senatorial run in 2015. 

In late 2019, Parker was slated to host a fundraiser for Harris’ presidential campaign at his home in Los Angeles, which was canceled when Harris suspended her campaign in December.

Laurene Powell Jobs has already voiced her support for Harris as Biden’s vice presidential pick.

Shortly after news broke that Biden had selected Harris as his running mate, Jobs, the founder of Emerson Collective and widow of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, tweeted her support.

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“Joe Biden you made a great choice!” she wrote.

Jobs has been a supporter of Harris since at least 2014, and donated to her Senate campaign in 2015. When Jobs was interviewed by journalist Kara Swisher at Recode’s Code Conference in 2017, she brought Harris along because she thought “you would find it more interesting,” as Recode’s Teddy Schleifer noted. 

And in 2018, Jobs interviewed Harris at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where they discussed President Donald Trump and Harris’ views on a lack of bipartisanship in congress. 

Jobs also donated to Harris’ campaign for president before Harris left the race last year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 

Harris helped Sheryl Sandberg promote her book “Lean In” in 2013.

Harris and Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, have been public allies since 2013, when Harris helped Sandberg promote her best-seller, “Lean In.” As part of a PR campaign for the book, Sandberg asked Harris to supply a photo of herself and an example of a time she “leaned in.”

In 2015, Harris participated in a talk with Sandberg on cyberbullying at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, according to Huffington Post. 

When Harris ran for Senate in 2016, Sandberg contributed to her campaign, giving the maximum amount legally allowed for an individual donor, Huffington Post reported. When she won, per the report, Sandberg told her by email, …read more

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