Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg DEMDemocrat

American businessman and politician; 108th mayor of New York City

Profile Photo
Michael BloombergDEMDemocrat American businessman and politician; 108th mayor of New York City
82
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, philanthropist, and author. He is the majority owner and co-founder of Bloomberg L.P., and was its CEO from 2014 until 2023. He served as the mayor of New York City for three terms from 2002 to 2013 and was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president of the United States. He 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. Bloomberg grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. He began his career at the securities brokerage firm Salomon Brothers before forming his own company in 1981. That company, Bloomberg L.P., is a financial information, software and media firm that is known for its Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg spent the next twenty years as its chairman and CEO. As of April 2023, Forbes ranked him as the seventh-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$94.5 billion. Since signing The Giving Pledge, Bloomberg has given away $8.2 billion to philanthropic causes. Bloomberg was elected the 108th mayor of New York City in 2001.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 2 of 2)

Below lists the position this politician has taken on a political issue. The star rating represents the politician's prioritization and action on the issue based on data collected by relevant interest groups. Select an issue to view a more in-depth explanation of each rating.

Special Interest Group Ratings

Interest Groups That SUPPORT
Rating
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
Rating
Average Score

Disclaimer: A special interest group's positions on issues are gathered from various reputable sources including the organization's website, social media accounts, press releases, and other public communications. Special interest group politician ratings are provided by VoteSmart.org. Positions and ratings are subject to change and we may experience delays, interruptions, or errors, as a result. If you believe this information is inaccurate, please submit a problem report. Submit Report.

0 / 2
Education6 - 6 of 4
Hebrew school
Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science electrical engineering
1964
Harvard Business School
Master of Business Administration
1966
Medford High School
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Mayor
City of New York, New York
2002 - 2013
Changed Political Party
from Republican to Independent
2007
Founder
Bloomberg, Limited Partnership
1981 - Current
General Partner
Salomon Brothers
1966 - 1981
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Chair
Board of Trustees, John Hopkins University
1996 - 2002