Michael Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, three-term mayor of New York City, and bestselling author of 'Climate of Hope'

Michael R. Bloomberg founded a financial data start-up in 1981 and built it into a global business. In 2001, he was elected mayor of New York City and served for three terms before returning to lead his company. Since leaving City Hall, he has resumed leadership of Bloomberg. His foundation focuses on public health, education, the environment, government innovation, and the arts. In 2014, Bloomberg was appointed to be the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and in 2016, he was appointed WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases. Bloomberg is co-author, with Carl Pope, of Climate of Hope.