That’s Sir Michael Bloomberg to you!
Today, Michael R. Bloomberg — Bloomberg L.P. Founder and the 108th Mayor of the City of New York — was made an Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This honorary knighthood was awarded in recognition of Bloomberg’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. His work forging relationships between the US and UK didn’t hurt, either.
Since 1987, Bloomberg L.P. has its European headquarters — and the centre of Bloomberg’s across-the-Pond philanthropic activity — in London, where he has created untold thousands of jobs and committed more than £42.4 million in charitable support to the UK, mainly as a great supporter of UK arts and education.
Bloomberg may now put “KBE” after his name if he wishes.
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