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  Bloomberg, Michael
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NameMichael Bloomberg
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Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York , United States
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Born February 14, 1942 (75 years)
ContributorBob
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Nov 29, 2015 03:06am
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Capitalist - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Term Limits - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Divorced - Disputed -
InfoMichael R. Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. He was born on February 14, 1942 to middle class parents in Medford, Massachusetts, where his father was the bookkeeper at a local dairy. Mayor Bloomberg's thirst for information and fascination with technology was evident at an early age, and led him to Johns Hopkins University, where he parked cars and took out loans to finance his education. After his college graduation, he gained an MBA from Harvard and in the summer of 1966, he was hired by Salomon Brothers to work on Wall Street.

He quickly advanced through the ranks, and became a partner in 1972. Soon after, he was supervising all of Salomon's stock trading, sales and later, its information systems. He was fired in 1981 after another company acquired Salomon.

Michael Bloomberg used his stake from the Salomon sale to start his own company, an endeavor that would revolutionize the way that Wall Street does business. As a young trader, he had been amazed at the archaic nature in which information was stored. When he needed to see how a stock had been trading three weeks ago, he had to find a copy of the Wall Street Journal from the date in question, and the records system consisted of clerks penciling trades in oversize ledgers. So, he created a financial information computer that would collect and analyze different combinations of past and present securities data and deliver it immediately to the user.

In 1982, Bloomberg L.P. sold 20 subscriptions to its service; 20 years later, Bloomberg LP has over 165,000 subscribers worldwide. As the business proved its viability, the company branched out and in 1990 Bloomberg LP entered the media business, launching a news service, and then radio, television, Internet, and publishing operations.

Nearly 20 years after its founding, Bloomberg LP now employs more than 8,000 people -- including 2,500 in New York City -- in more than 100 offices worldwide. As the company enjoyed tremendous growth, he dedicated more of his time and energy to philanthropy and civic affairs. His desire to improve education, advance medical research and increase access to the arts, has provided the motivation for much of his philanthropy.

He funded relief programs for victims of domestic violence in New York City, sponsored the Children's Health Fund's Mobile Medical Unit which serves the children of homeless families, and supported construction of new athletic fields at city high schools throughout the five boroughs. He also served on the boards of 20 different civic, cultural, educational and medical institutions, including: the High School for Economics and Finance; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund; S.L.E. (Lupus) Foundation and Prep for Prep.

The Mayor served as the Chairman of the Board Trustees of Johns Hopkins University until May 2002. Recently, he was honored by Johns Hopkins University, when its School of Hygiene and Public Health was renamed "The Bloomberg School of Public Health," a tribute to his leadership and use of philanthropy to improve the human condition.

In 1997, Michael Bloomberg published his autobiography, Bloomberg by Bloomberg. All of the royalties from sales of the book are donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/18/2013-07/23/2013 Quinnipiac University 48.00% ( 8.0) 42.00% ( 5.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
07/08/2013-07/09/2013 Marist Institute 46.00% ( 9.0) 49.00% ( 11.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
01/08/2013-01/14/2013 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
11/14/2012-11/18/2012 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 5.0) 34.00% ( 6.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
08/08/2012-08/12/2012 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
06/06/2012-06/11/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 1.0) 39.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
05/03/2012-05/08/2012 Quinnipiac University 49.00% ( 9.0) 42.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
05/04/2011-05/09/2011 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
03/08/2011-03/14/2011 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 16.0) 51.00% ( 16.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
01/05/2011-01/05/2011 Marist Institute 37.00% ( 12.0) 60.00% ( 11.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Bloomberg by Bloomberg  Purchase eddy 9_99 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 07, 2016 04:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate The Risk I Will Not Take  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 28, 2013 03:00pm News Bloomberg: 'We disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little' in stop-frisk checks  Article Scott³ 
Mar 11, 2013 05:00pm Legal Ruling Judge Blocks New York City’s Limits on Big Sugary Drinks  Article Mr. Matt 
Dec 01, 2012 03:00pm News Bloomberg Praises ‘Occupy Sandy,’ Then Sends Police To Shut It Down   Article Craverguy 
Jul 20, 2012 09:20am Speech In Wake of Colorado Shooting, Bloomberg Bashes Both Presidential Candidates  Article RP 
Jun 13, 2012 01:55am Opinion New York to Repeat Chicago’s Parking Meter Catastrophe  Article Forwardista 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.33330 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/05/2013 New York City Mayor Lost 0.01% (-73.14%)
  11/03/2009 New York City Mayor Won 50.70% (+4.38%)
  09/15/2009 NYC Mayor - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/15/2009 NYC Mayor - D Primary Lost 0.06% (-70.98%)
  04/05/2009 NYC Mayor - IDP Selection Won 93.00% (+86.00%)
  03/04/2008 MN US President - MNI Caucus Won 50.00% (+30.00%)
  06/19/2007 New York City Mayor - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2005 New York City Mayor Won 58.38% (+19.37%)
  09/13/2005 NYC Mayor - D Primary Lost 0.03% (-40.13%)
  11/06/2001 New York City Mayor Won 50.30% (+2.40%)
  09/25/2001 New York City Mayor - R Primary Won 65.86% (+40.54%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/01/2017 US Secretary of State Lost 0.00% (-56.57%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.00% (-48.18%)
ENDORSEMENTS
French President - Apr 23, 2017 EM Emmanuel Macron
NY US President - Nov 08, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
UK Parliament - Popular Vote - May 07, 2015 CON Conservative Party
MA US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 R Scott Brown
US President - Popular Vote - Nov 06, 2012 D Barack Obama
NY State Senate 31 - D Primary - Sep 13, 2012 D Guillermo Linares
NY District 13 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2012 D Charles B. Rangel
San Diego Mayor - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Nathan Fletcher
NY Assembly 73 Special - Sep 13, 2011 D Dan Quart
NV US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Harry Reid
NY Attorney General - Nov 02, 2010 R Daniel M. Donovan
CA Governor - Nov 02, 2010 R Meg Whitman
IL US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 R Mark Kirk
PA US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Joseph A. Sestak
NY Comptroller - Nov 02, 2010 R Harry Wilson
RI Governor - Nov 02, 2010 D Lincoln Chafee
NY Governor - Nov 02, 2010 D Andrew Cuomo
CO US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Michael Bennet
MD Governor - Nov 02, 2010 D Martin J. O'Malley
New York City Proposition 1 (Term Limits) - Nov 02, 2010 YES Yes
DC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Adrian Fenty
NY District 15 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Charles B. Rangel
DE US Senate - Special R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Michael N. "Mike" Castle
New York City Council 44 Special - Mar 23, 2010 D David G. Greenfield
MA US Senate - Special D Primary - Dec 08, 2009 D Alan Khazei
New York City Council 32 - Nov 03, 2009 R Eric A. Ulrich
NYC Council 19 - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D Paul Vallone
NY State Senate 15 - Nov 04, 2008 R Serphin R. Maltese
NY State Senate 37 - Nov 04, 2008 R Liz Feld
NY State Senate 07 - Nov 04, 2008 R Barbara Donno
NY State Senate 11 - Nov 04, 2008 R Frank Padavan
CT - District 04 - Nov 04, 2008 R Christopher Shays
NY - District 13 - Nov 04, 2008 D Michael E. McMahon
NJ - District 05 - Nov 04, 2008 D Dennis G. Shulman
NY State Senate 21 - D Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Simcha Felder
NY State Senate 25 - D Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Daniel Squadron
NY Assembly 72 - D Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Adriano Espaillat
Richmond County District Attorney - Nov 06, 2007 R Daniel M. Donovan
Yonkers NY Mayor - Nov 06, 2007 R Philip A. Amicone
VA State Senate 34 - Nov 06, 2007 R Jeannemarie Devolites Davis
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
IL Governor - Nov 07, 2006 D Rod Blagojevich
NY State Senate 34 - Nov 07, 2006 R Joseph J. Savino
New York City Council 04 - Nov 08, 2005 R Patrick M. Murphy
New York City Council 13 - Nov 08, 2005 R Philip F. Foglia
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
NY US Senate - Nov 02, 2004 D Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer
NY State Senate 34 - R Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Stephen B. Kaufman
New York City - Nonpartisan Elections - Nov 04, 2003 YES Yes
New York City Council 43 Special - Feb 12, 2003 R Rosemarie O'Keefe
NY State Senate 31 - D Primary - Sep 10, 2002 D Guillermo Linares