Michael Bloomberg loves data. Except when he doesn’t.

The billionaire philanthropist who finances campaigns against vaping won’t listen to dissenting views

Marc Gunther
The Great Vape Debate
5 min readJan 26, 2022

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“Mayor Michael Bloomberg” by Rubenstein is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Michael Bloomberg, the philanthropist and former New York City mayor, made a fortune estimated at $70 billion by selling data, so it’s no wonder that he loves to talk about data and its value.

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Marc Gunther
The Great Vape Debate

Reporting on psychedelics, tobacco, philanthropy, animal welfare, etc. Ex-Fortune. Words in The Guardian, NYTimes, WPost, Vox. Baseball fan. Runner.