Mike in the News
Barcelona, Spain tops innovative cities contest
The Washington Post
Barcelona's project focused on improving the quality of life for its elderly with the creation of a support network that would include relatives, friends, social workers and volunteers.
Five Cities Selected As Winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Barcelona won the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize of five million euros, and Athens, Kirklees, United Kingdom, Stockholm, and Warsaw each won one million euros to pursue their innovative ideas to solve major urban challenges.
Mike Bloomberg Fights Tobacco Use in Turkey
The New York Times
Stepping up his philanthropy, Mike Bloomberg still pushes big ideas, but on a much wider scale. Turkey's smoking rate is one of his targets.
Why More American Companies Should Invest in Africa
Africa is one of the biggest market opportunities in the global economy, and U.S. companies cannot afford to miss out.
Mike Bloomberg and Mo Ibrahim Discuss U.S. Investment in Africa
Bloomberg Television
Mike Bloomberg and Celtel International founder Mo Ibrahim sat down with Hans Nichols of Bloomberg TV to discuss the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.
The Great Technocrat
Capital NY
Six months ago Michael Bloomberg left the mayor's office behind and started to get to work.
Don't Major in Intolerance
Bloomberg View
Tolerance for other people's ideas and the freedom to express your own are inseparable values. Joined, they form a sacred trust that holds the basis of our democratic society.
Keep Guns Off College Campuses
The Boston Globe
We entrust colleges and universities with students at pivotal times in their personal development. To keep them safe, administrators should be able to determine their own policies on firearms.
Bloomberg Wins $1 Million Prize - and Gives It Back
The New York Times
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Bloomberg, the first-ever recipient of the award, was investing the $1 million prize into into a new innovation competition.
Op-ed: Europe's Mayors Rise to the Challenge
The Huffington Post
"Mayors around the world are coming up with new ways to tackle difficult challenges because mayors understand the needs of their communities - and they are responsible for delivering results."
Private Citizen Mike Bloomberg on Philanthropy
The New York Times
When it comes to philanthropy, Mike Bloomberg said he wanted to focus on things that other people weren't doing and to test new ideas.
Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the Washington Gun Lobby
New York Times
Mike Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence.
Editorial: Make Philanthropy a Lifelong Habit
New York Observer
Every day is an opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives, and every morning I get up determined to make the most of it.
Governments Have Failed - Mayors are the Future
The Spectator
With half the world's population living in cities, mayors are more empowered than ever to change the world.
Op-Ed: What We Owe America's Young Men
New York Daily News
America will never reach its full potential unless all young people have a path to reach theirs.
Op-Ed: The Private Sector is Helping Stop the Flow of Illegal Guns
San Jose Mercury News
The debate over sensible gun policies remains stalled in Washington. But that hasn't prevented progress in the fight to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.
Mike Bloomberg's Annual Letter on Philanthropy
Bloomberg Philanthropies
As the world's population continues to grow, so will the scale of our challenges. Bloomberg Philanthropies is fully committed to tackling those challenges head-on.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Ranks #2 on World's 50 Most Innovative Companies
Fast Company
With $452 million distributed in 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies is among the largest foundations in the United States, but it distinguishes itself by acting as its namesake, Michael Bloomberg, does - with sophisticated, data-driven solutions for every step of the process, from identifying priorities to monitoring progress to scaling pragmatic solutions.
Can Michael Bloomberg's New York manifesto change the world?
The Guardian
Fresh out of office, Michael Bloomberg has broadened his sights to the lives of city-dwellers around the world.
Michael Bloomberg in D.C. to Push Immigration
In an appeal to House Republicans, Bloomberg made the economic case for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and said the country was at risk of losing talent from abroad that could generate jobs in the United States.
Poll: New Yorkers Approve of Bloomberg Tenure
Nearly two-thirds of New York voters said Bloomberg's mayoral tenure was "mainly a success," 64 percent to 24 percent
Michael Bloomberg Wants to Save the World
American Way Magazine
Bloomberg, who served as mayor of the most populated city in the United States from 2002-2013, has altered its character so deeply that his legacy will be aggressively visible to the next several generations of city dwellers.
Mike Bloomberg's Record of Progress
Mike Bloomberg
Over the past 12 years, NYC has become safer, healthier, and stronger than ever before.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: The Exit Interview
City Hall will never look like this again: The hive that is the "bullpen," with its desks strewn about the open space, and the staff - junior and senior - all buzzing around the the Mayor himself, who sits in the middle of it all, just as he likes it.
We Need Climate Change Risk Assessment
The Washington Post
Mike Bloomberg joins Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer to launch Risky Business - an initiative to asses the potential economic impacts of climate change.
Cities are Leading the Way on Climate Change
The Guardian
Cities are the one level of government that has embraced the challenge of climate change with success.
Why Sandy Forced Cities to Take the Lead on Climate Change
Cities are on the front lines of the battle against climate change. C40 Cities have taken more than 4,700 actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the possible effects of climate change.
Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
The following are some tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur based on my experience of building a company from the ground up, leading New York City as mayor, and founding a philanthropic organization.
Gabrielle Giffords Praises Bloomberg's Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence
Vanity Fair
To former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the coalition Bloomberg is building is the best hope for safer communities across America.
Bloomberg's Traffic Ideas Will Shape New York City and the World
The New York Times
Since 2007, Mr. Bloomberg's charitable foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, has committed more than $130 million toward traffic policy and road safety worldwide.
America's Leading Digital Cities Come Together
NYC and San Francisco will share best practices and lessons learned to help other cities grow their tech communities.
Never Get Lost in a Museum Again - Unless You Want To
Bloomberg Philanthropies is committing $15 million to expand access to the arts through mobile technology.
Mayor Bloomberg Wants Stanford Techies to Move to New York
Inc. Magazine
Mike Bloomberg said wouldn't be surprised if Stanford graduates started moving to NYC for its growing technology sector.
Mayor Bloomberg Keeps New York Humming with Thriving Showbiz Sector
NYC's entertainment sector has swelled by 30,000 jobs over the past decade to 130,000 total jobs.
Anti-Polio Campaign Gets Big Cash Infusion
The Wall Street Journal
The eradication of polio is tantalizingly close, and two of the world's biggest public-health philanthropists, Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates, are joining forces to get the job done.
Making New York a World Class Tech Community
New York is now home to the country's fastest-growing and most exciting tech communities, with more and more entrepreneurs choosing to locate their start-ups here.
Bloomberg's Washington Footprint Explodes
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has expanded his Washington footprint dramatically over the past two years, using his enormous clout and seasoned lobbying hands to push a nexus of issues that the White House and Congress are just beginning to address.
$1.1 Billion in Thanks From Bloomberg to Johns Hopkins
The New York Times
Johns Hopkins as it exists today is inconceivable without Mr. Bloomberg, whose giving has fueled major improvements in the university's reputation and rankings, its competitiveness for faculty and students, and the appearance of its campus.
Bloomberg Wants to Change the GOP
The Washington Post
Mike Bloomberg would rather rehabilitate the Republican party than oust it.
The Atlantic's Brave Thinkers 2012: The Bloomberg Way
The Atlantic
The mayor of New York on soda, why he doesn't worry about approval ratings, governing in the age of Twitter, and media.
The Food Visionaries: Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Whole Living
Martha Stewart profiles Mayor Bloomberg's public health initiatives for Whole Living.
Johns Hopkins Hospital's Artful New Building
Architectual Digest
A gift from Michael Bloomberg ensures that colorful artworks are a major component of the design - and the healing process - at the Baltimore medical complex.
Op-Ed: Innovation Hotbeds
The Financial Times
In cities large and small, municipal governments are generating new strategies to address local and national challenges.
Mike Bloomberg Leads Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change
Conde Nast Traveler
Mike Bloomberg proves that, together, cities can solve the great environmental challenges of today.
Op-Ed: Fracking is Too Important to Foul Up
The Washington Post
The production of shale gas through fracking is the most significant development in the U.S. energy sector in generations.
How America is Moving Beyond Coal with the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal program has made progress on its goal to close one-third of the nation's coal-fired power plants by 2020.
Mayor Bloomberg on Building a Culture Where Innovation is Prized
Mayors and other local leaders have a ground-up understanding of the issues Americans face and, in many cases, they are championing innovative solutions.
Gates, Bloomberg, Others Donate $4.6 Billion To Family Planning
The Huffington Post
Event leaders said this sum could potentially prevent the deaths of 200,000 women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Johns Hopkins' New Hospital Sets Transformative Vision
The Baltimore Sun
The new Johns Hopkins Hospital, which includes the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, is a symbolic new face of health care in East Baltimore. Mike Bloomberg heavily influenced the design of the new hospital by commissioning art and other refinements that add warmth, humanity, and a sense of sophistication.
The Mayor of Mayors: What Michael Bloomberg is going to do for his next act
New York Magazine
Bloomberg is scaling up a model he incubated here in New York. During his three terms, the mayor has used his capital strategically as glue to bind the city's fractious interest groups together.
New Johns Hopkins Facility Ushers In Next Era of Healthcare
The JHU Gazette
Covering five acres, the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center includes 560 all-private patient rooms, 33 state-of-the-art operating rooms and expansive adult and pediatric emergency departments. The Center is the new front door of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects.
Op-Ed: Federal Budgets & Class Warfare
The Wall Street Journal
As the two parties sketch out their general-election campaign platforms, both should commit to a reasonable and responsible goal - closing the deficit in 10 years. Even given Washington's current dysfunction, this can be achieved through a simple two-step process: The president can declare that he will allow the Bush tax cuts to expire for all income levels, and Congress can take an up-or-down vote on the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction plan.
Op-Ed: Cities Must Be Cool, Creative, and In Control
Financial Times
While mayors continue to be responsible for maintaining public safety and delivering public services, the 21st-century global economy has generated a new responsibility: staying ahead of the competition.
Bloomberg Focuses His Legacy on Education Reform
The New York Times
It has been a decade of aggressive changes to the system - giving principals more power over their budgets, making teacher tenure harder to obtain and, in the face of intense protest, closing more than 100 schools and opening scores of charter schools in poor and middle-class enclaves
Eli Broad: The World’s 7 Most Powerful Philanthropists
On Forbes.com, Broad Foundations co-founder Eli Broad ranks the world's top seven philanthropists working to address humanity's most pressing needs, including Mike Bloomberg at #1. Broad highlights Mike's's work in supporting public health, arts, education and gun safety.
The Atlantic Cities: Mayor of the World - How Bloomberg Flexes NY's Diplomatic Muscle
The Atlantic Cities
With an annual budget of about $60 billion, 250,000 municipal, employees, nearly 35,000 armed police officers, over 26,000 vehicles, and 656 miles of subway track, the sheer scale of New York City governance dwarfs most sovereign nations. The world's largest diplomatic and consular community (including, ostensibly, a fair helping of spooks), are based in New York, including United Nations headquarters, 192 permanent missions to the UN, and 111 consulates.
Fast Company: What's Next For Michael Bloomberg
Fast Company
In Bloomberg's view, a better global future is a matter of urban innovation. In many respects, his belief rests on simple logic: When virtually all demographic projections for the coming decades assure us that the vast majority of humanity will soon reside in cities, it makes sense to conclude that our problems and solutions will reside there too.
NYTimes: Bloomberg to Use Own Funds in Plan to Aid Minority Youth
The New York Times
The program, the most ambitious policy push of Mr. Bloomberg's third term, would overhaul how the government interacts with a population of about 315,000 New Yorkers who are disproportionately undereducated, incarcerated and unemployed.
Editorial: Mr. Bloomberg and the Sierra Club
The New York Times
Mr. Bloomberg, who believes that governments are doing too little to address the problem of global warming, is donating $50 million to the Sierra Club’s grass-roots campaign to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants and shut down existing ones.
The Economist: Bloomberg Philanthropies: Hizzoner's other cities
The Economist
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund “Innovation Delivery Teams” to help mayors solve particular local problems. The idea grew out of a mayors’ summit hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies in March, which highlighted the need for municipal innovation when budgets are tight.
Editorial: An Unlikely Power Duo Emerges in the Global Fight Against Climate Change
The New York Times
Bill Clinton and Mike Bloomberg have for the first time joined forces on a project with global reach that could advance both of their legacies. They are taking on an issue - climate change - that may well shape the world's economic and social future for decades to come.
Editorial: They Need To Be Counted
The New York Times
Mr. Bloomberg went to Albany to press Senate Republicans to vote to legalize same-sex marriage. He warned that "the longer the Senate obstructs marriage equality, the heavier the price they will pay not only in the history books, but at the polls." We hope the senators were listening. We hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo was also paying close attention.
Bloomberg Among 2010's Top Philanthropists
Chronicle Of Philanthropy
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave away $279.2 million to philanthropic causes last year, earning him the #2 spot on the list of Americans who gave the most to charity in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Esquire: Mike Bloomberg Profile
Mike Bloomberg has become important because he represents a great American dream, not the one about owning a home or becoming more successful than your father but the one beneath all of those, the foundational American dream - the dream of freedom from politics.
NYT: Mike Bloomberg Pushes Moderates in National Races
The New York Times
The New York Times takes a look at the group of candidates Mike Bloomberg is backing in races across the nation in 2010. The common thread: Mayor Bloomberg supports Republicans, Democrats and independents who are not bound by rigid ideology and are capable of compromise, qualities Mike fears are becoming alarmingly rare in American politics.
Editorial: A Monument to Tolerance At Ground Zero
The New York Times
The New York Times writes: Mayor Bloomberg noted in his speech that in the United States and in "the freest city in the world," the owners of the building have the right to use their property as a house of worship. "The government has no right whatsoever to deny that right," he said. We agreed with his assessment that the lawsuits being threatened against the mosque should be easily thrown out.
My Commitment to Giving
The Giving Pledge
The reality of great wealth is that you can't spend it and you can’t take it with you. For decades, I've been committed to giving away the vast majority of my wealth to causes that I'm passionate about - and that my children are passionate about.
Op-Ed: Terror Suspects Are Buying Guns, and the FBI Can't Stop Them
The Huffington Post
It's amazing but true: we can prevent terror suspects from boarding an airplane, but the FBI doesn't have the power to block them from buying dynamite or an AK-47. It is time to close the 'Terror Gap' in our gun laws.
Op-Ed: 11 Years After Columbine, It's Time for Congress to Act
The Huffington Post
11 years after Columbine, the Gun Show Loophole in federal law remains wide open. So, today, the coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns that I co-chair with Mayor Tom Menino of Boston, now more than 500 mayors strong, is proud to join the Columbine and Virginia Tech families' effort by releasing new television ads which are running both nationally and in key states, calling on Congress to finally close the Gun Show Loophole.
Editorial: Mayor Bloomberg’s Island
The New York Times
Unnable to carry its share of the costs, the New York State government has ceded responsibility for revitalizing Governors Island to New York City — which is exactly where the responsibility belongs.
Op-Ed: A Last Chance for the Trade Center to Rise Again
The New York Times
After years of false starts and broken promises, we have reached a defining moment in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.
Chronicle Of Philanthrophy: 50 Most Generous Americans of 2009
Chronicle Of Philanthropy
While the bad economy slowed the amount wealthy people gave in multimillion-dollar donations to charities, the hard times triggered an outpouring of creative giving.
Op-Ed: Bloomberg, Kean: FBI Needs Gun Data to Prevent Terrorist Attacks
The Washington Post
The news from Fort Hood shocked the nation: American soldiers shot on American soil. Thirteen dead and 38 injured. It was almost too terrible to believe. Almost.
NY Daily News Endorses Bloomberg for Mayor 2009
New York Daily News
If you believe that preserving the quality of life, maintaining scandal-free government and pulling the city through tough economic times are more important than expressing anger, get to your polling place and vote for Bloomberg.
NY Post Endorses Bloomberg for Mayor 2009
New York Post
Mike Bloomberg has been a competent -- sometimes brilliant -- steward of a successful city that not so long ago was deemed ungovernable. He has earned four more years.
New York Times Endorses Bloomberg for Mayor 2009
The New York Times
The real test of any mayor is how well the city works. In his eight years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has managed to make the unpredictable city of New York work astonishingly well.
Op-Ed: My big parking promises: Mayor Bloomberg serves up a plan for N.Y.C. drivers
New York Daily News
I've always believed that one of government's core responsibilities is finding innovative new ways to cut bureaucratic red tape and make it easier for people to get answers and results - quickly.
In MTV Style, Mayor Urges New Yorkers to Get Out and Volunteer
The New York Times
Heeding President Obama’s call for boosting Americans’ engagement in civic service, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Monday a sweeping plan to encourage volunteerism among city residents.
Op-Ed: Bloomberg, Rivera: Healthcare Reform Is Too Important to Fail
The Huffington Post
We need everyone's participation and everyone's good ideas if we are to reform the fragmented system we have today. In our respective roles as Mayor and leader of the nation's largest union of nurses, doctors and healthcare workers, we have worked tirelessly to improve the health care of our city residents and fellow New Yorkers.
Op-Ed: No More Excuses at Ground Zero
Wall Street Journal
Progress on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center has been frustratingly slow, owing in large part to a multilayered governance structure that has undermined accountability from the get-go. The city does not own or control the site, but we do control the streets around it. For those who widen their gaze, the rebirth of Lower Manhattan is impossible to miss.
The Revolutionary
Newsweek Magazine profiles Mayor Bloomberg's impact on New York City, and the nation.
Bloomberg: The CEO Mayor
Business Week
How New York's Mike Bloomberg is creating a new model for public service that places pragmatism before politics
Bloomberg & Schwarzenegger: The New Action Heroes
Time Magazine
Time profiles Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Schwarzenegge's unique approach to non-partisan governing - they're doing big things that Washington has failed to do...
Bloomberg LP is a Prodigious Success and Just Keeps Getting Stronger
There's power in that name. The man, Michael Bloomberg, runs New York City and may have even grander ambitions. The company, Bloomberg LP, is a prodigious success and just keeps getting stronger.
Op-Ed: Bloomberg, Jeb Bush: How to Help Our Students
The Washington Post
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 sent an enormously important message to politicians and educators across America: Stop making excuses for low student achievement and start holding your schools accountable for results.
Op-Ed: On Immigration, It's Time to Get Real
Wall Street Journal
In every decade there is a critical domestic issue that shapes our political life for decades to come. In the 1960s, it was civil rights; in the 1980s, crime and drugs; and in the 1990s, welfare dependency. Today, it is immigration.
New York Times Endorses Bloombeg for Mayor 2005
The New York Times
Mr. Bloomberg, who is running for re-election, has accomplished a great deal in four years. His greatest achievement has been to teach New Yorkers that good government is not a zero sum game; that even in a city where every neighborhood, block and building jealously guards some ancient prerogative, change can make things better for everybody.
The Mayor and His Money
New York Magazine
Michael Bloomberg may be the first politician to use his vast fortune not just to get elected but to actually govern.
Bloomberg Vows to Work at Center of Things
The New York Times
Mayor-elect Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that he would create a large, open office in the heart of City Hall -- modeled after the one that he used to manage his private company, Bloomberg L.P. -- from where and he and his top deputies would run the city. Mr. Bloomberg said he would relegate the mayor's formal corner office to mainly ceremonial purposes.
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