Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
After a dozen years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg is again a private citizen, and one of the city's richest. But you won't find his name on his company's own index of the wealthiest individuals.
Bloomberg News has a policy of not covering its parent company, Bloomberg LP.
All this underscores the closing of an unusual, 12-year window to put questions to a man whose fortune is estimated at around $30 billion dollars.
In 2010, David Letterman put it to Bloomberg plainly: “How did you manage to get so damn rich?”
Bloomberg replied that he started Bloomberg LP after getting fired from an investment bank.
Now that he’s no longer Mayor, Bloomberg is turning his attention back to the company that made his fortune.