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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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124 comments

  • Carrol C.
    a day

    I wouldn't vote for him just like wouldn't vote for Trump but he's right about one thing he ran the government like he ran his business right into the ground

  • Aaron T.
    4 days

    He is one major drug dealer for the democrats pushing to take our guns. He is another against our second ammendment

  • Robert B.
    4 days

    Michael is only running to make sure the corrupt megalomaniac gets booted. Also his taxes are probably in order too.

  • Ronald B.
    12/01/2019 03:03

    We didn't voteTrump in because we liked him it was policy.

  • Vaughn H.
    12/01/2019 03:03

    Trump 2020

  • Ronald B.
    12/01/2019 03:01

    Get lost Democrat

  • Marc F.
    12/01/2019 02:53

    Just another Trump

  • Vaughn H.
    12/01/2019 02:50

    He is a joke

  • David H.
    12/01/2019 02:46

    Douchebag...economy is already better than it's ever been..

  • James S.
    12/01/2019 02:46

    He is a hypocrite and a socialist

  • Rudy R.
    12/01/2019 01:29

    Question for him is why we know how. Tticky and dishonest the GOP party was....he help trump get there lets not forget. Its a trick.

  • Tommy C.
    12/01/2019 01:15

    Prove it you idiot!!! If he ran this country like he'd run his imdusties..We'd be a very wealthy country. All you do is scrutinize his wealth and his success in his wealth but whenever he shares his ideas of his wealth for the benefit of the country, now all of a sudden he's not so successful in business. MAKE UP YOUR MIND INFIDEL!!! IS HE OR IS HE NOT A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN? YOU dont have to make up your mind. Success, facts,&results can't be argued with. Especially from you , you loser...

  • Charles D.
    12/01/2019 00:57

    He restricted Large Sodas! Because he knows what's good for you, better than you do. Anyone who keeps a gun in their house is stupid! Illegal aliens should get free college,at tax payers expense. Anyone who would consider voting for him is a bigger jerkoff than he is.

  • Reynaldo G.
    12/01/2019 00:28

    Demorats are a bunch of thieves, just filling their pockets with money and don't do JACK for our Nation.

  • Leslie R.
    11/30/2019 23:01

    This white guy is funnier than number 44

  • Debbie C.
    11/30/2019 22:45

    Be careful what you wish for. This guy talks good but they all keep telling us the same thing on both sides, We will make the rich pay their fair share in taxes and then they never do.

  • Lucy J.
    11/30/2019 21:08

    New York you are being lied too

  • Lucy J.
    11/30/2019 21:07

    He's got da stamped on his forehead

  • Son H.
    11/30/2019 20:57

    He truly is a politician, a businessman; who would do whatever it takes to be success!

  • Craig E.
    11/30/2019 20:50

    🖕 So, you still suck more