The former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has Belarusian roots, announced that he will join the 2020 presidential race in the U.S.
It means that the descendent of grandparents who emigrated from Belarus and Lithuania has all the chances to become the next president of the United States of America. Can you believe that?
“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Michael Bloomberg’s Twitter statement said.
I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America.
I believe my unique set of experiences in business, government, and philanthropy will enable me to win and lead.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 24, 2019
He along 17 other candidates will be standing to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee. Bloomberg is the eighth richest American with a net worth of $54.4bn, according to Forbes.
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His grandmother was born in Lithuania (both countries were part of the Russian Empire at that time). The billionaire is not the only one world-famous person who has Belarusian blood running through his veins.
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