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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and two current Republican candidates for governor - Meg Whitman and Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner -- are among the "Top 10" contributors to state candidates, committees or ballot measures during the past decade, according to the state's political watchdog agency.

Steve Bing, a Southern California businessman, was the most generous campaign contributor, at $58.05 million, between January 2000 and Dec. 31, 2009, the Fair Political Practices Commission said.

See who rounded out the "Top 10" of donors to their own or other state campaigns or committees after the jump.

Steve Poizner, $43.21 million.

Steve Westly, former controller and 2006 Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor in 2006, $41.73 million.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, $25.87 million.

Jerry Perenchio, former owner of Univision Communication, $23.27 million.

Meg Whitman, $19.64 million.

Angelo Tsakopoulos, Sacramento-area developer, $15.80 million.

John Doerr, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, $15.35 million.

Reed Hastings, Netflix founder, $13.41 million.

Bill Simon, 2002 GOP gubernatorial candidate, $10.31 million.

Cumulatively, the 10 individuals contributed almost $267 million of their own funds to candidates, committees or ballot measures.



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