Google's next 'moonshot'? Making Bernie Sanders president

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Google invests millions of dollars in off-the-wall projects like self-driving cars and space balloons, called "moonshots." Electing a socialist U.S. president may be next.

The tech titan's parent company Alphabet is the top donor to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, according to a ranking of federal election data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Alphabet tops a list packed with technology giants. CRP's analysis, which includes contributions to a candidate's own campaign committee as well as any super PACs or hybrid PACs working on their behalf (Sanders doesn't have a super PAC), reveals four of Sanders' top five donors are tech companies, with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon joining Alphabet. (The University of California rounds out the top five.)

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At nearly $99,000, Alphabet's contributions to his campaign are roughly triple that of his next biggest donor in CRP's data.

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IOWA CITY, IOWA-JANUARY 30: Students are ecstatic with Bernie Sanders as he arrives to a big rally at the University of Iowa. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
IOWA CITY, IOWA-JANUARY 30: Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for President of the U.S., attracts a huge crowd a rally at the University of Iowa. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, center, and his wife Jane Sanders, center right, stand on stage as the song 'This Land is Your Land' is played during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 29: Mark Foster of the band Foster the People performs at a concert in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on January 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Attendees hold up campaign signs as Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An attendee holds an illuminated campaign sign for Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
IOWA CITY, IOWA-JANUARY 30: Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for President of the U.S., attracts a huge crowd a rally at the University of Iowa. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 29: Andy Fleming and Dave Moore perform at a concert in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on January 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 29: Audience members attend a concert in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on January 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 29: Singers Jill Sobule, Kay Hanley, and Michelle Lewis (L-R) concert in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on January 29, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place on February 1. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, waves as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
IOWA CITY, IOWA-JANUARY 30: Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for President of the U.S., attracts a huge crowd a rally at the University of Iowa. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig wave during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (C) stands with rock band Vampire Weekend's lead singer Ezra Koenig (R) after speaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, January 30, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. / AFP / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lead singer of Vampire Weekend Ezra Koenig performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Attendees cheer as Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, not pictured, leaves the stage during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Attendees dance to a David Bowie song after a Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Mondays caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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IBM, Intel and Facebook also pop up in Sanders' top 20.

In line with Sanders' public perception as a candidate who isn't as easily bought as most politicians, the biggest contribution to his campaign pales when compared with those made to his chief rival, Hillary Clinton.

The same data for the 2016 election cycle show Clinton's top contributor is Soros Fund Management, the investment company founded by progressive billionaire George Soros, at more than $7 million.

READ MORE: Bernie Sanders Tops Hillary Clinton in January Fundraising by $5 Million

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, workers at the five biggest technology companies in Silicon Valley quadrupled their contributions to Sanders' campaign in the last three months of 2015 compared with the first three months of last year. The $105,000 Sanders raised there at the end of the year is nearly $10,000 more than Clinton, whose fundraising has held steady, according to the report.

Tuesday, Sanders won New Hampshire's primary, claiming his first victory in the 2016 presidential race.

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CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) walks through downtown Concord on election day on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders, who is expected to win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, greeted voters before taking a short walk where he was mobbed by members of the media. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waits for his arrival into downtown Concord on Primary Day on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders, who is expected to win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, greeted voters before taking a short walk where he was mobbed by members of the media. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Supporters of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrive for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A Bernie Sanders supporter waits for the Democratic presidential candidate's New Hampshire Primary Night watch party to begin February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Supporters of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer watching the result on television as they arrive for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: People cheer polling results at a primary-night watch party for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: People cheer polling results at a primary-night watch party for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks onstage after the New Hampshire primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders was projected Democratic winner shortly after the polls closed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara (L) greets supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is kissed on the cheek by his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders after winning the New Hampshire primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the first in the nation primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: A Bernie Sanders supporter waits for the Democratic presidential candidate's New Hampshire Primary Night watch party to begin February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) addresses supporters after winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) supporters watch election returns of the Democratic New Hampshire primary at a primary night watch party February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Sanders won the first-in-the-nation primary, defeating rival Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles while speaking during a primary watch party at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, while real estate mogul Donald Trump was projected to win in the crowded Republican field with the final finishing order yet to be settled. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a primary watch party at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, while real estate mogul Donald Trump was projected to win in the crowded Republican field with the final finishing order yet to be settled. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE-FEBRUARY 9 : Bernie Sanders is thrilled as he greets his supporters at Concord HS after winning NH. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE-FEBRUARY 9 : Bernie Sanders supporters yell in excitement as they spot him coming to visit the Ward Five Polling Place at the Green Street Community Center in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Lucian Perkins /for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A supporter of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes pictures as she arrives for primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and political novice Donald Trump won New Hampshire's presidential primaries Tuesday, US media projected, turning the American political establishment on its head early in the long nominations battle. / AFP / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteer Tyrell Cooper waits for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ahead of an primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a primary night rally at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Rev. Al Sharpton walks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane as they arrive for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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