Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist with a net worth of $47.4 billion as of 2017, according to Forbes. This went down to $46.6 billion as of October 2018. Bloomberg is best known as the CEO of Bloomberg L.P. and former Mayor of New York City.
Born Michael Rubens Bloomberg on February 14 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. His family is Jewish. He gained his graduation in electrical engineering in 1964. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1966. Michael Bloomberg began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers. He founded his company Bloomberg L.P in 1981. He served the company as its chairman and chief executive officer till 2001. Today he owns 88 percent of Bloomberg L.P, a privately held financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City
Michael Bloomberg ran for mayor of New York City as a Republican. He served New York City as its mayor between January 1 2002 and December 31 2013. He held the office for three consecutive terms. He re-assumed the position of CEO of Bloomberg in the year 2014. He is socially liberal or progressive.
Bloomberg married Susan Brown in 1975. They had two daughters Emma and Georgina. He divorced Susan Brown in 1993. Bloomberg has a commercial pilot license and pilots an AW109 helicopter.