|Michael Bloomberg in 2007|
|108th Mayor of New York City|
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Rudy Giuliani|
|Succeeded by||Bill de Blasio|
|Born||Michael Rubens Bloomberg
February 14, 1942
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party (until 2001)
Republican Party (2001–2007)
|Domestic partner||Diana Taylor|
|Residence||Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University (BS)
Harvard University (MBA)
|Occupation||Businessman, politician, philanthropist|
|Net worth||US$ 25 billion (2012)|
Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City for three terms from 2002 to 2013. He has a net worth of $31 billion. He is the tenth-richest person in the United States. He is the thirteenth-richest person in the world.
Bloomberg began his career at Salomon Brothers before forming his company in 1981 and became its Chairman and CEO. He also served as chairman of the board of trustees at his alma mater Johns Hopkins University from 1996 to 2002. He was a Democrat before running for office. He switched his party registration in 2001 to run for mayor as a Republican. He defeated opponent Mark Green in a close election held just weeks after the September 11 attacks. Bloomberg won a second term in 2005 and left the Republican Party two years later. He campaigned to change the city's term limits law and was elected to his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate on the Republican ballot line.
He was oftenly mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, and for New York Governor in 2010. He declined to seek either office, instead wanting to continue serving as Mayor of New York. On January 1, 2014, Bill de Blasio succeeded him as Mayor of New York City.
Early life[change | edit source]
Michael Bloomberg was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, on February 14, 1942. His family is Jewish. His father, William Henry Bloomberg (1906–1963), was a real estate agent and the son of Alexander "Elick" Bloomberg, an immigrant from Russia. His mother, Charlotte Rubens Bloomberg (January 2, 1909 – June 19, 2011), was a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. His maternal grandfather, Max Rubens, was an immigrant from present-day Belarus, then also part of Russia.
References[change | edit source]
- "Michael Bloomberg". Forbes. September 2012. http://www.forbes.com/profile/michael-bloomberg. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
- Michael Sherer, "Michael Bloomberg Wants To Be Mayor of the World," Time, October 21, 2013, pages 20-31
- Bloomberg's website
- "The 400 Richest Americans: #8 Michael Bloomberg". Forbes. September 17, 2008. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/54/400list08_Michael-Bloomberg_C610.html. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- "Bloomberg Leaves Republican Party – NYC Mayor, Subject of Speculation about Presidential Run, Now Unaffiliated". Associated Press. msnbc.com. June 20, 2007. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19317522/. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- Chan, Sewell (June 19, 2007). "City Room: Bloomberg Leaving Republican Party". The New York Times. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/bloomberg-leaving-republican-party.
- The New York Times (November 6, 2013). "De Blasio Is Elected New York City Mayor in Landslide". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/nyregion/de-blasio-is-elected-new-york-city-mayor.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131106&_r=0. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- Harris, Elizabeth A. (June 20, 2011). "Charlotte R. Bloomberg, Mayor’s Mother, Is Dead at 102". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/nyregion/charlotte-r-bloomberg-mayors-mother-dies-at-102.html. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- Ford, Beverly; Lovett, Kenneth; Blau, Reuven; Einhorn, Erin; Lucadamo; Kathleen (June 19, 2011). "Charlotte Bloomberg, Mayor Bloomberg's Mother, Dies at 102". Daily News (New York). Retrieved January 12, 2014.
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Michael Bloomberg|
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- mikebloomberg.com, Bloomberg's official website
- nyc.gov/mayor, official mayoral website
- Michael Bloomberg, City Mayors' Mayor of the Month for August 2012
- Profile at Bloomberg Businessweek
- #23 Michael Bloomberg at Forbes list of 2010 world's billionaires
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Michael Bloomberg at the Internet Movie Database
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Works by or about Michael Bloomberg in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Michael Bloomberg collected news and commentary at the New York Daily News
- Michael Bloomberg collected news and commentary at Newsday
- Biography at the Encyclopaedia Britannica
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City
2001, 2005, 2009
|Mayor of New York City
Bill de Blasio