Updated at 14:54,16-10-2020

Belarus, Lithuania: US billionaire’s migration roots


Belarus, Lithuania: US billionaire’s migration roots
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest persons in the world, is of Belarusian origin, Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas, authors of the book Journeys: An American Story, say.

“The former New York City mayor and billionaire — who got his start at Solomon Brothers — is a descendent of grandparents who emigrated from Belarus and Lithuania. Bloomberg went on to eventually found Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services and mass media company that “changed the way people look at financial analysis. He changed the way data is delivered,” foxbusiness.com quotes Andrew Tisch.

The authors tell stories of 72 influential Americans, who turn out to be descendants of immigrants.

Forbes put Michael Bloomberg whose fortune is about $53 bn, on the list of 15 richest people in the world.

This year Larry King, a famous US journalist and TV presenter, told public about his Belarusian heritage.