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Michael Bloomberg: Interesting facts about the former NYC mayor

Of the 109 New York City mayors, Michael Bloomberg is one of only a few who have served three consecutive terms.

And although he was born in Boston, Bloomberg has undeniably made a name for himself in both New York City politics and business.

In celebration of his birthday, scroll down for seven fast facts about Bloomberg.

Bloomberg was born in Boston

The former mayor was born in Boston on
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The former mayor was born in Boston on Feb. 14, 1942. He grew up in Massachusetts, went to Johns Hopkins University and then returned to Boston to attend Harvard Business School.

He worked as a parking lot attendant

Bloomberg was born to a middle-class family and
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Bloomberg was born to a middle-class family and paid his tuition at John Hopkins University by taking out loans and working as a parking lot attendant.

He founded Bloomberg LP in 1981

Bloomberg was hired by Salomon Brothers in 1966,
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Bloomberg was hired by Salomon Brothers in 1966, his first job on Wall Street. After the firm was acquired and he was let go, he founded his own startup, which would become Bloomberg LP. 

Bloomberg is worth $45.1 billion

According to Forbes, Bloomberg's net worth is $45.1
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According to Forbes, Bloomberg's net worth is $45.1 billion. He was ranked the eighth richest person in the world in 2016.

Bloomberg was paid $1 a year as mayor of New York

Not only did Bloomberg accept $1 per year
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Not only did Bloomberg accept $1 per year as his salary during his 12-year mayoral tenure, it is estimated he actually paid about $650 million out of his own pocket during that time, according to the New York Times. An analysis by the paper took into account mayoral perks and bonuses, advocacy work, charitable giving, travel and lodging during Bloomberg's mayoralty.

He is a licensed pilot

Bloomberg got his piloting license in 1976 and
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Bloomberg got his piloting license in 1976 and is the owner of at least one helicopter. At one point when he was mayor, he flew himself and other lawmakers from New York City to Albany in his helicopter because it was too foggy for planes to leave LaGuardia Airport.

Bloomberg owns an estate in Bermuda

Bloomberg owns a waterfront estate in Bermuda, and
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Bloomberg owns a waterfront estate in Bermuda, and he visited the island on weekends during his time as mayor. He became somewhat of a local at restaurants and golf courses and even dined frequently with John Swan, a former premier of Bermuda, according to The New York Times.

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