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August 25, 2014

Bloomberg Applies Mayoral Methods to Global Philanthropy

The New York Times looks at ex-New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's burgeoning global philanthropy, focusing on his efforts to curb tobacco use in Turkey and other countries with high smoking rates.

Since leaving office, the billionaire media mogul has ramped up the work of his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, on campaigns that echo his New York efforts on smoking and obesity and puts cities at the center of effecting change, the Times writes, suggesting that at age 72 he "has one last aspiration: mayor of the world." The article also compares Mr. Bloomberg's philanthropic approach to that of other billionaire donors like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.