Bloomberg is a native of Boston, Massachusetts who was born in 1942. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1964, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1966. Upon graduation, he started his career as a trader at Salomon Brothers, an investment bank which is now a part of Citigroup. By 1972, he became a Partner at Salomon Brothers, heading equity trading and systems development. In 1981, Salomon Brothers was acquired by Phibro Corporation, and Bloomberg ...Contact us to see more Biography
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During his tenure as Mayor of New York City, Bloomberg began a push to ban sodas over 16 ounces. The appeal for the ban was unsuccessful and was denied motion in March 2013. The appeal is set to be continued under Mayor de Blasio's administration. The city of New York had appealed for the ban at the Court of Appeals on June 4, 2014. The ban was eventually rejected by the State's Highest Court, stating that the city's health board lacked authority to impose the ban and such policymaking is reserved for legislative bodies.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
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Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Environment
Description: Supports environmental protection causes. Had served as an Ex-Officio Trustee at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Firearms - Gun Rights
Description: In August 2014, Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety group funded by Bloomberg, reportedly donated $1 million to the "Initiative 594" campaign, which requires background checks on gun sales and transfers across the state of Washington.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Writing
Description: Published his own autobiography, "Bloomberg by Bloomberg", in 1997.
Giving Profile: Majority of philanthropic activities are conducted through Bloomberg Philanthropies, a charitable foundation founded by Bloomberg in 2006. Previously known as Bloomberg Family Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies primarily supports arts and cultural, educational, environmental, and health-related causes, as well as government innovation. In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies had more than $6.5 billion in assets, more than $850 million in income, and donated more than $140 million. Also purportedly distributed more than $500 million in 2015. Recipients include Johns Hopkins University, World Lung Foundation, World Health Organization, and Sierra Club Foundation. In 1996, Bloomberg endowed the William Henry Bloomberg Professorship at Harvard University with a $3 million gift in honor of his father, who passed away in 1963, saying, "Throughout his life, he recognized the importance of reaching out to the non-profit sector to help better the welfare of the entire community". In 2010, Bloomberg also signed the Giving Pledge, which was initiated by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, to give out his entire fortune before his death for causes. He hoped that his givings would help reducing high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; improving road safety in India and Kenya; preventing deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; bringing down obesity levels in Mexico; reducing traffic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Istanbul, Turkey; and organizing cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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