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

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

“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

Marc Gunther

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

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