Mike Bloomberg Is Way Richer Than People Realize

The ultimate visual comparison.

Michael Bloomberg is rich. Really, really rich.

With $62.8 billion to his name, the former New York City mayor and CEO of the eponymous Bloomberg L.P. has a greater net worth—a far greater net worth—than all the other Democratic presidential candidates combined. (Tom Steyer’s $1.6 billion? That’s quaint.) It’s a fortune that is more than 20 times greater than estimates of President Donald Trump’s. Bloomberg alone could pay for NASA’s plans to send astronauts to the moon once again—and he’d still have enough to buy Fox News (or at least, all Fox Corporation stock in existence).

It’s nearly impossible to conceptualize just how much money Bloomberg has. So we made an animation to help show the scale of the latecomer Democratic presidential candidate’s wealth. Get ready.

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You expect the big picture, and it's our job at Mother Jones to give it to you. And right now, so many of the troubles we face are the making not of a virus, but of the quest for profit, political or economic (and not just from the man in the White House who could have offered leadership and comfort but instead gave us bleach).

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