Michael Bloomberg got his start when he finished his education at Johns Hopkins and Harvard and became a partner at Salomon Brothers. He went on to start a company, Bloomberg L.P., which changed the financial information computer that controlled the way securities data was stored and consumed. Bloomberg L.P. became successful and developed into a media business with more than 100 offices. In 2002, Bloomberg became mayor of New York.Continue Reading
According to Forbes, Bloomberg is worth $27 billion, as of March of 2013. The bulk of his fortune, $24 billion, comes from his 88 percent stake in Bloomberg L.P. The rest of his traceable fortune comes from his sale of a private equity firm called the Quadrangle Group. Since 2009 Bloomberg has waived his salary as mayor, and receives only $1.00 to be the mayor of New York City.
Since becoming a multi-billionaire, Bloomberg has devoted much of his time and money to Bloomberg Philanthropies. His philanthropies focus on education, medical research and the arts.
As of 2014, Michael Bloomberg was the 11th-richest person in the United States and the 16th-richest in the world. He owns 11 properties, including a waterside estate in Bermuda, three homes in Manhattan and a pied-a-terre in London.Learn more about Investing
Bloomberg Business offers a comprehensive list of America’s stock futures, including the Dow Jones mini, the Nasdaq 100 mini and the S&P 500 mini, according to the company’s website. The list also includes the stock futures of markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Full Answer >
Bloomberg Business is a financial publication that covers worldwide stock market futures, explains the company’s website. Bloomberg does not operate a futures market in which investors can buy and sell contracts.Full Answer >
Bloomberg Commodity Futures are available online through the Bloomberg Business website. The site lists overall indexes as well as separate futures indexes. Commodities futures are separated by energy, precious metals and agriculture commodities, as indicated on the website.Full Answer >
Forbes's 100 Most Powerful Women list included such diverse achievers as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, media personality Oprah Winfrey, philanthropist Melinda Gates and Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard, states Forbes.com. Queen Elizabeth II was also featured.Full Answer >