Photos: Michael Bloomberg
How it All Started
Michael Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City and the founder and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company. Born in Boston, Bloomberg began his business career after attending business school at Harvard, starting out as a clerk at Salomon Brothers. He rose rapidly to general partner, where he headed equity trading, and later, systems development. Using engineering expertise he had picked up as an undergrad at Johns Hopkins, he created an in-house computer system that provided traders with up-to-the-minute data on bond prices around the world.