Interview with Michael Bloomberg, November 17, 1999
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Michael Bloomberg, born February 14, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, was Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins, receiving a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1964, and Harvard Business School, receiving an MBA in 1966. Bloomberg then worked on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers before founding his own company named Market Systems, which eventually became the highly successful and eponymous Bloomberg L. P. in 1987. Bloomberg became Mayor of New York City in 2002, shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is also a noted philanthropist through his Bloomberg Philanthropies Foundation, which has donated extensively to Johns Hopkins University among many others. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is named in his honor. In this oral history, Bloomberg discusses his student days at Hopkins in the 1960s and his philanthropic relationship with Hopkins.