OCCUPATION: Founder of Bloomberg L.P., Mayor of New York City
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Reformed education in New York City during his first term, raising test scores and obtaining more money from the state budget, and recently announced an experimental program to fight poverty by financially rewarding poor families for meeting goals. Bloomberg is also one of the nation's biggest philanthropists, having donated $300 million to Johns Hopkins University and $125 million to a worldwide anti-smoking initiative.
CON: Compared to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, he has received criticism for responding poorly to crises, including a massive blackout in Queens 2006 that lasted more than 9 days.
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