Friday, October 26, 2012
Michael Bloomberg - Above the Fray
This is not a "photo Op" this man is a "Doer!"
Michael Bloomberg - "The Brand"
#10 Forbes 400, #20 Billionaires, #17 Powerful People, 108th Mayor of NYC.2001 - Present. - Born in Boston, Massachusetts - 70 years old, Jewish Heritage - Once was a Republican - now independent (for obvious reasons.)- Rides the Subway in NYC, frequently, from his home on 78th st to City Hall, downtown. Certainly my choice for Man of the Year. He would rather be the Mayor of New York, than the President of The United States. New York's population main complaint "He is too tough on NYC, Law Enforcement, doing business, etc" Of course, that is why NYC remains the "Premiere City in the World" Bloomberg through his Bloomberg Philanthropies Foundation, donated and/or pledged $240 million in 2005, $60 million in 2006, $47 million in 2007, $150 million in 2009, $332 million in 2010 and $311 million in 2011. 2011 recipients include the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; World Lung Foundation and the World Health Organization. In 2008, Bloomberg's website announced a combined donation of $500 million with Bill Gates to help governments in developing countries with tobacco control.