As of December 2007, there are three significant efforts to Draft Mike Bloomberg to run for the presidency in 2008.
He extended the city's smoking ban to all commercial establishments and implemented a trans fat ban in restaurants. He also launched a program called Opportunity NYC which is the nation's first-ever conditional cash transfer pilot program designed to help New Yorkers break the cycle of poverty in the city.
As mayor, Bloomberg has made trips to Mexico, England, Ireland, and Israel in the first four months of 2007, during his consideration of a Presidential campaign
Bloomberg does not reside in Gracie Mansion, the official mayor's mansion, but at his own home elsewhere on the Upper East Side (17 East 79th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues). He maintains his home address in the white pages and is known to ride the subway to City Hall every morning, even during periods of heightened terrorist alert.
Bloomberg currently serves as an ex-officio trustee of the Museum of Modern Art.
Bloomberg was re-elected mayor in November 2005 by a margin of 20%, the widest margin ever for a Republican mayor of New York
Bloomberg's election marked the first time in New York City history that two Republicans had been elected mayor consecutively.
In addition to being the Republican nominee, Bloomberg had the ballot line of the controversial Independence Party, in which "Social Therapy" leaders Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani exert strong influence.
Forbes and other sources report his net worth at $5.5 billion.
On November 6, 2006, Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City.
New York City's billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, cruised to re-election after spending more than $70 million of his personal fortune on his campaign
Bloomberg has a building named after him at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.
Release of Bloomberg financial documents in June 2002 shows he lost $500,000 on his investment as exec producer of Focus (2001/I).
On January 1, 2002, Bloomberg was sworn in as mayor of New York City.
He is dating New York state banking superintendent, Diana Taylor.
In 2007, Time 100 named Michael as one of 100 most influential people in the world.
Michael was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.
Michael gave $100 million to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.
In 1981, he created Bloomberg Financial Markets.
He was married to Yorkshire-born Susan Brown. After 19 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1993.
Bloomberg is Jewish.
Bloomberg has a home in Bermuda.
In March 2007, he was ranked 142nd by Forbes magazine in its list of the The World's Billionaires.
Although he is a lifelong Democrat, he ran as a Republican and was elected mayor of New York City in 2001.
He is the founder of Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg's daughters are Georgina Bloomberg and Emma Bloomberg.
At Harvard Business School, he received his MBA degree.
Michael is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
At Johns Hopkins University, he joined Phi Kappa Psi.
Michael graduated from Johns Hopkins University.
In September 2006, he was ranked 44th by Forbes magazine in its list of 400 Richest Americans.
Bloomberg is a Republican.
Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of New York City.
Michael R. Bloomberg: This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
Michael: This society cannot go forward, the way we have been going forward, where the gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing.
Michael: There are days when you wake up and you read the newspapers and you want to shoot yourself. I'm always fascinated to find out where I was yesterday and what I said.
Michael: (After he switched his party status from Republican to unaffiliated) Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city.