Top Five Wealthiest People in New York

Michael Bloomberg

Net Worth: $18 billion

Profession: Bloomberg is the current mayor of New York City and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

How He Got Rich: Bloomberg

Fast Facts: Bloomberg received an M.B.A from Harvard University, and he gave away around $1 billion to charities in the past five years. He’s divorced, has two kids, and he was a lifelong Democrat before he decided to run as a Republican during his 2001 election.