With the 2012 presidential election gaining steam, Russell Simmons and Deepak Chopra decided to throw a little more support behind President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Known for their fondness for Obama, philanthropy, and meditation, Simmons and Chopra are hosting a star-studded dinner at the ABC Kitchen tonight (March 1).
But all that positive energy in the room doesn’t come cheap. Guests will shell out up to $35,800 per ticket for the soiree which will feature a performance by the Roots. The night’s attendees are set to include Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Fallon, Ingrid Michaelson, and DJ Cassidy—who has been tapped to helm the ones and twos.
Ticket prices start at $1,000 which basically only gets guests in the door. For those with deeper pockets, dropping over $30,000 for the event comes with a photo-op with the President, which is perfect since they’re not allowed to bring cameras.
This trip to the Big Apple is shaping up to be very profitable for President Obama. In just one day, he is expected to raise $4 million for his campaign, by attending a total of four events. Aside from the dinner at the ABC Kitchen, Obama is scheduled for a private reception at the home of Clinton supporters, Sarah and Victor Kovner. He will end the night at a dessert reception hosted by former President and COO of News Corp., Peter Chernin.
MORE ON HIP-HOP WIRED!