Apr 26, 2016 06:29 AM EDT

Dicaprio, Affleck, Theron, Hollywood Celebrities Surprise Donations to 2016 Presidential Candidates

Hollywood celebrities are increasingly getting vocal about their support for political figures in the United States. Stars such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron are not afraid to show their support for Hillary Clinton.

Rosario Dawson, on the other hand, show her avid support for Bernie Sanders by roasting Clinton publicly for facing an FBI investigation about her private email server.

Many believe that the maxim: "Show me the money where your mouth is," is one of the ways a person can support any candidate vying for public office.

This report shows that celebrities have actually poured in their money to support their presidential candidates. It carries a list of around 70 Hollywood personalities along with the actual sums of money they have given current U.S presidential candidates.

Cold hard cash is another form of speech where one can prove just how much he or she supports a presidential candidate. Celebrities have much of this resource and they have chosen to show their support by giving some of their earnings to politicians.

Politicians know the power of celebrities. Even if a celebrity does not actually contribute to the coffers of the candidate, his or her endorsement means a lot.

"Having celebrities can definitely assist in getting people to contribute and getting them engaged," said Dana Perlman, attorney and longtime Hillary Clinton fundraiser told TheWrap.

"If they can see Andra Day, Katy Perry, Elton John or Will Ferrell offer support then that is an extra incentive to get people to dig deeper into their wallets," Perlman added.

But what is the maximum limit that a celebrity, or for that matter any person can donate to a presidential candidate? For sure, celebrities can give thousands upon thousands of dollars.

The Federal Elections Commission in California and New York say that a person can fork out $2,700 "per election to a Federal candidate or the candidate's campaign committee."

This is the reason why in the list you can only see $2,700 donation under the names of Dicaprio, Affleck and Theron.

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