1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. News Capsule |  

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg granted an honorary Knighthood

Oct 8, 2014 16:16 IST

Former New York Mayor and philanthropist billionaire Michael Rubens Bloomberg on 6 October 2014 was granted an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in Britain.

Bloomberg, who is well known for his love of Britain, was honoured for his prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours and his works that have benefitted British-US relations.

As an American, Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Mike but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name.


About Michael Rubens Bloomberg
• 72-year-old Bloomberg is one of the richest men in America
• He is the founder of the news and financial data company Bloomberg PLC
• He has served as New York Mayor for a record 12 years between 2002 and 2013

Previous recipients of honorary knighthoods include director Steven Spielberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actress-activist Angelina Jolie.

 

Is this article important for exams ? Yes37 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK