Bing, who inherited a fortune of some $ 600 million from his grandfather, L. A. real estate developer Leo S. Bing, has also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes.
After having received his inheritance at the age of 18 years, Bing dropped out of Stanford to try the cinema. While he was still a high school student at the university of Harvard-Westlake, he wrote the story of “Missing in Action” and later wrote an episode of the series “Married with Children.”
In 2003, he co-wrote the action-comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” with Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’connell.
Bing has invested $ 80 million in “The Polar Express”, the Tom Hanks voice 2004 film directed by Robert Zemeckis. He was the executive producer credits on a number of films and music documentaries, including the Rolling Stones documentary “Shine a Light”, directed by Martin Scorsese, “CSNY/déjà Vu,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Get Carter,” “the legend of Beowulf”, “the Rules Do not Apply” and “Girl walks Into a Bar.”
For a time, it has also signed musicians, and has published a Jerry Lee Lewis album. It is also helping in the back of a documentary about the beginnings of the rock n’ roller that is still in development.
In addition to having a close relationship with Bill Clinton, his political contributions have included Al Gore, Gavin Newsom, Hilary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein.
It was also a major donor to the film and Television Fund, and helped send Bill Clinton to North Korea to pick up Laura Ling and Euna Lee after their detention.
The contributor progressive and Hollywood producer spent a large part of his life in hotels and was known for his lifestyle of partying and celebrity friends.
2002 Los Angeles Times has described it as a “high-profile Hollywood libertine,” by saying: “it is a man devoted, apparently, in equal measures to philanthropy, politics and women.”
Bing has had a relationship with Elizabeth Hurley, with whom he had a son, Damian, and, with Lisa Bonder, a former tennis player with whom he had a daughter, Kira. The two women filed paternity suits to compel Bing to reveal his paternity, and the two found that he was the father.