43 Facts About Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Michael Rubens Bloomberg was born on February 14,1942 and is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg was Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013, and was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has served as chair of the Defense Innovation Board, an independent advisory board that provides recommendations on artificial intelligence, software, data and digital modernization to the United States Department of Defense, since June 2022.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers before forming his own company in 1981.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has faced significant criticism for his expansion of the city's stop and frisk program, support for which he reversed with an apology before his 2020 presidential run.

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In November 2019, Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in the 2020 election.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign in March 2020, after having won only 61 delegates.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.

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In 1973, Mayor Michael Bloomberg became a general partner at Salomon Brothers, a large Wall Street investment bank, where he headed equity trading and, later, systems development.

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In 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg supported the then-controversial Islamic complex near Ground Zero.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg received Giuliani's endorsement to succeed him in the 2001 election.

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In late 2004 or early 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the Independence Party of New York $250,000 to fund a phone bank seeking to recruit volunteers for his re-election campaign.

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On September 13,2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he would not endorse any of the candidates to succeed him.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg was frequently mentioned as a possible centrist candidate for the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, as well as for governor of New York in 2010 or vice-president in 2008.

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On January 23,2016, it was reported that Mayor Michael Bloomberg was again considering a presidential run, as an independent candidate in the 2016 election, if Bernie Sanders got the Democratic party nomination.

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In July 2016, Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in which he called Hillary Clinton "the right choice".

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On October 10,2018, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he had returned to the Democratic party.

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On March 5,2019, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had announced that he would not run for president in 2020.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination on November 24,2019.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg suspended his campaign on March 4,2020, after a disappointing Super Tuesday in which he won only American Samoa, and subsequently endorsed Biden.

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In February 2022, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was nominated to chair the Defense Innovation Board, being sworn in on June 22,2022.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg switched to an independent in 2007 and registered again as a Democrat in October 2018.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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In July 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $50 million to Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, allowing the campaign to expand its efforts to shut down coal-fired power plants from 15 states to 45 states.

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In early June 2019, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged $500 million to reduce climate impacts and shut remaining coal-fired power plants by 2030 via the new Beyond Carbon initiative.

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In January 2015, Mayor Michael Bloomberg led Mayor Michael Bloomberg Philanthropies in a $48-million partnership with the Heising-Simons family to launch the Clean Energy Initiative.

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Since 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken an increasingly global role on environmental issues.

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In September 2014, Mayor Michael Bloomberg convened with Ban and global leaders at the UN Climate Summit to announce definite action to fight climate change in 2015.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg resigned in November 2019, in the run-up to his presidential campaign.

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In May 2019, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a 2020 Midwestern Collegiate Climate Summit in Washington University in St Louis with the aim to bring together leaders from Midwestern universities, local government and the private sector to reduce climate impacts in the region.

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In 2016, Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Vice President Joe Biden for the institute's formal launch, embracing Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" initiative, which seeks to find a cure for cancer through national coordination of government and private sector resources.

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In December 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a partnership with online ticket search engine SeatGeek to connect artists with new audiences.

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In 2013, Bloomberg announced the Mayors Challenge competition to drive innovation in American cities.

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In Bloomberg is the co-founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control advocacy group.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted the Global Business Forum in 2017, during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly; the gathering featured international CEOs, heads of state, and other prominent speakers.

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In 2009 Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with other billionaires such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey to address issues ranging from the environment, health care and concerns over population growth.

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In 1975, Mayor Michael Bloomberg married Susan Elizabeth Barbara Brown, a British national from Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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When working on Wall Street in the 1960s and 1970s, Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed in his 1997 autobiography, he had "a girlfriend in every city".

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg supported the construction of the 7 Subway Extension and the Second Avenue Subway; in December 2013, Bloomberg took a ceremonial ride on a train to the new 34th Street station to celebrate a part of his legacy as mayor.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg owns two helicopters: an AW109 and an Airbus helicopter and as of 2012 was near the top of the waiting list for an AW609 tiltrotor aircraft.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the speaker for Princeton University's 2011 baccalaureate service.

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On May 27,2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the commencement speech at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg was named the 39th most influential person in the world in the 2007 and 2008 Time 100.

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