Hollywood producer Stephen Bing paid for the flight that carried former President Bill Clinton and two American journalists home from North Korea, a California businessman confirmed Wednesday.
Stephen Bing, a close Clinton friend and longtime Democratic fundraiser, is the plane's owner, said Marc Foulkrod , chairman of Avjet Corp., the company that manages the aircraft.
Heir to a New York real estate fortune, Bing raised at least $100,000 for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
He also donated at least $10 million to Bill Clinton's presidential library and charitable foundation.
Bing produced "Shine A Light," "Beowulf" and also financed the film "The Polar Express."