American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. He is the 6th-wealthiest person in the United States and the 8th-wealthiest in the world. He is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., the global financial data and media company.
Michael Bloomberg was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, on February 14, 1942. His family is Jewish. His father, William Henry Bloomberg (1906–1963), was a bookkeeper for a dairy company and the son of Alexander "Elick" Bloomberg, an immigrant from Russia. His mother, Charlotte (Rubens) Bloomberg (January 2, 1909 – June 19, 2011), was a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. His maternal grandfather, Max Rubens, was an immigrant from present-day Belarus, then also part of Russia.
In 1975, Bloomberg married Susan Brown, a woman from Yorkshire, United Kingdom. They had two daughters: Emma (b. ca. 1979) and Georgina (b. 1983). Bloomberg divorced Brown in 1993.
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