1. Biography

Who is counting? åÊReally! Who is counting? åÊHow can you count that high? åÊCan he buy anything? åÊMichael Rubens Bloomberg was born on February 14, 1942 and is the 16th richest person in the world. åÊHis father, William Henry Bloomberg, was a real estate agent. åÊHis paternal grandfather immigrated from Russia and his maternal grandfather immigrated from nearby Belarus. åÊBloomberg’s family settled just outside Boston in Medford. åÊGrowing upåÊBloomberg was in the boy scouts and even made Eagle Scout rank. åÊBloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University graduating with a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1964. åÊWhile at JHU he conceived of and constructed the school mascot the blue jay. åÊBloomberg then attended Harvard Business School graduating in 1966.

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