Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell

Amazing, the ambition and the will give away all his fortune.

Mr. Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $32.8 billion fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organize cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.

His vehicle to achieve all of this is Bloomberg Philanthropies, a foundation that he started in 2006 and that now employs about 30 people with programs in 95 countries.


Previous post
Making Systems-Level Thinking Sexy: Saul Kaplan Normative interview:  It starts by changing your lens. No one will ever transform anything by seeing a challenge through their current lens. The
Next post
Vermont Quits War on Drugs to try new something new Wow. We need this openness in experimentation and trying new things to solve social problems. The people who pushed Vermont’s new drug policies are