NY Philanthropist

  Carlos Abadi
Brooke Astor
Mercedes Bass
  Michael Bloomberg
  Elliot Broidy
Henry Ford
Richard Gilder
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg
Vartan Gregorian
Derek Jeter
Howard Jonas
Paul Tudor Jones II
Bruce Kovner
Marie-Josée Kravis
Evelyn Lauder
Leonard Lauder
Bette Midler
Jorge Posada
Zalman Silber
Russell Simmons
George Soros
Laurie Tisch Sussman
Donald Trump
Mort Zuckerman

  Philanthropy has played a crucial role in enhancing our world in many ways.

Michael Bloomberg: New York Business Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Michael R. Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. Born on February 14, 1942 in Boston and raised by middle-class parents in Medford, Massachusetts, he was taught at an early age the values of hard work and civic responsibility. He attended Johns Hopkins University, where he paid his tuition by taking loans and working as a parking lot attendant during the summer. After college, he went on to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 1966, he was hired by Salomon Brothers to work on Wall Street.

With a vision of an information company that would use emerging technology to bring transparency and efficiency to the buyers and sellers of financial securities, he began a small start-up company called Bloomberg LP in 1981. Today, Bloomberg LP has over 10,000 employees and 300,000 subscribers to its financial news and information service in 161 countries around the globe.

As his company grew, Michael Bloomberg started directing more of his attention to philanthropy, donating his time and resources to many different causes. He has sat on the boards of numerous charitable, cultural, and educational institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, where, as chairman of the board, he helped build the Bloomberg School of Public Health into one of the world's leading institutions of public health research and training.

Already deeply involved in civic affairs, he officially entered public life in 2001, when he entered the race for Mayor of the City of New York. As New York City’s mayor starting in 2001, under Mayor Bloomberg’s forward-looking leadership, and with his determination to build on the spirit of unity that defined the city after the attacks, New York rebounded faster and stronger than anyone expected.