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The Life of Michael Bloomberg

He's a billionaire mogul, a former New York City mayor, and now he's running to push his friend-turned-foe out of the White House. This is Michael Bloomberg's life story.

His main battle: preserving the environment

He is one of the 10 richest men on the planet. He is the former Republican mayor of New York. Michael Bloomberg is now a Democratic candidate for the White House. Michael Bloomberg was born in 1942 in Boston in a middle-class family from Belarus. He pursued studies in engineering before attending the prestigious Harvard University. In 1973, he became a general partner at the investment bank Salomon Brothers. At 39, thanks to the $10 million he received after his dismissal from Salomon Brothers, he founded Bloomberg LP, a financial information company. In 1990, he founded a news agency that bears his name.

At 59, he succeeded Rudolph Giuliani as mayor of New York. At the time, he was a member of the Republican Party and he differentiated himself by being in favor of the right to abortion, and the right to same-sex marriage. He also defends gun control. A philanthropist, he funds several causes such as the access to education for the most disadvantaged tobacco control, denouncing the misleading tobacco industry advertising.

His main battle: preserving the environment. In 2007, he created the PlaNYC 2030 program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. In 2014, he was appointed the UN Special Envoy on Cities and Climate Change. And four years later, he offered $4.5 million to compensate for the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. For his third term as mayor of New York, he ran as an independent instead of a Republican. In his 12 years as head of the city, he personally invested $650 million, including $263 million in donations to associations. He also gave up his salary and has only taken a single symbolic dollar a year.

At 74, in 2016, he decided against entering the presidential race and instead chose to support Hillary Clinton. Divorced, father of two daughters, twice grandfather, he announced his candidacy for the presidential election on November 24, 2019. In one week, he spent $30 million on advertising for his campaign. That's more than any other Democratic candidate in 2019. A former friend of Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg is now a candidate against him.

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11/26/2019 1:38 AM
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  • Steven A.
    a day

    How inspiring 🤣

  • Colleen W.
    2 days

    Your wrong

  • Richard L.
    2 days

    - how much did the midget pay to BUY YOU?

  • Pawel B.
    2 days

    Reading Marx you have impression that it could work . Reality = 100 million victims .

  • Thang T.
    2 days

    Very impressive but that Trump's savaged comment at the end destroyed it all 🤣

  • Brian C.
    3 days

    You see him in photos with Obama? Looks like he wants to make love with Obama!

  • Gaz K.
    3 days

    What about stop and searching black guys just because they are black? Didn’t hear that one

  • Gurtej D.
    3 days

    krr check

  • John H.
    4 days

    bloomberg= democrats's trump

  • Jieh
    5 days

    All political talks and all are lies

  • Tim P.
    5 days

    This man is a joke to you can you run New York right New York has a lot of crime pretty sad

  • Margie T.
    6 days

    Most of his money is coming from China and with new tariffs he now is interested in reversing the new agreements

  • Edmondo A.
    6 days

    F**k ya and Trump

  • Joël G.
    6 days

    He got destroyed in those debates. Wake up ppl

  • Angel C.
    7 days

    I knew this guy was going to gather a lot of sheeps he is well articulated and has a brain instead of the 8 year old in office But he is exactly the same sht. Us Politics have gone to the toilet they show the lack of iq in people. People! All these clowns running for presidents telling you that if the us doesnt vote for some one with a good environmental plan the whole world will be doomed has a fkn mental problem better said knows you have a mental problem where you believe the us its god almighty even as much as i like aoc her green new deal its worthless if the rest of the world doesnt do the same even more the climate change issue is not even the gratest threat to humanity its war nuclear war and food shortage overfishing over farming etc third. Its polution of the oceans rivers and watersources. These are the biggest problems that will affect the us other countries face different priorities but the us has to work on mentioned challenges. Do you know what bloomberg will do about them nothing just like trump

  • Peggy P.
    02/21/2020 04:32

    Love the guy. Will vote for him💕

  • T M.
    02/21/2020 02:20

    If Mike becomes the President of US it will fall under little Cuba..

  • Barbara F.
    02/20/2020 23:36

    Don’t we already have one just like him?

  • Bryan J.
    02/20/2020 23:26

    Trump2020

  • John W.
    02/20/2020 17:26

    I get such a kick out of people who say they are not voting for someone because that person is a sexist, racist, homophobic, and whatever els they can think of to call the person..Not because they know this stuff for fact but because they heard it from some talking head on TV..It is just so interesting how they are racist against someone they are calling a racist..It is like when you hear a thief complaining about how much he or she hates another thief..I look at how honest a candidate is compared to the others. Does the person make sense when talking, and does the person talk with common sense..Can I as an average person understand what is being said, another words how well the person articulates..Is the person truly passionate about being an American and is the person for or against the Constitution and the American way of life.. Is the person a career politician or not..I Voted for Trump because he can articulate in a way I can understand.. He has a love for America and our Constitution and way of life, He talks with common sense, He is not a career politician like the others, He is a business man who turned one million into multi millions, He is strait forward and to the point when he talks (blunt) and I like that in a person, and He is both more honest and genuine than the others..Yes he has had some business deals go bankrupt but so what a lot of Americans fail and have their business bankrupt, but they just get back up and keep trying, and that is what makes a person a success.. He has original Ideals unlike democrats who are all talking the same thing and with no common sense.. Not one democrat has one original ideal..Democrats are all anti American, Anti Constitution, Anti Freedom..They are all career politicians who are running for the same exact reasons-- They all hate Trump-- They all want to raise taxes for all of their so called magical free stuff-- They all want to take away weapons from law abiding Americans--They want to lower educational standards even further than they already have with their "no child left behind"..They Want to run on lies and not truth and facts..When they loose they act like spoiled young children who didn't get their way, "notice I said ACT and not they ARE there is a difference"...I voted for Trump in 2016 and I will do so agin in 2020...Vote Republican Vote Trump 2020