Bloomberg now 13th richest person in the world

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
(Credit: NYC Mayor’s Office)

The city’s billionaire mayor is richer than ever, apparently — Mayor Michael Bloomberg placed at 13 on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s richest people, up from 20th place last year.

The Daily News reports the jump occurred due to a mere $5 billion added to his personal fortune. According to Forbes, Bloomberg is worth $27 billion.

The three-term mayor’s plans after this year’s elections are still unclear, but the News pointed out that the mayor’s recent funding of political campaigns outside of the Empire State, particularly in support of candidates who are pro-gun-control, signals a desire to use his wealth to remain politically active.

Forbes notes that while the majority of the billionaires on their list are from the U.S., first place is still held by Mexico’s telecom billionaire, Carlos Slim Helu. Helu, valued at $73 billion, makes our big-bucks mayor look like small potatoes.

 

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