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2011 sales: $ 7.600 billion (€ 5.460 billion)

Bloomberg L.P. is an information service provider whose service mainly consists of the transmission of financial data. With the Bloomberg Professional Service, Bloomberg offers around 250,000 professional users worldwide a uniform information platform.

After company founder Michael Bloomberg was elected Mayor of New York in 2001, the billionaire retired from the management of the company. The photo shows Bloomberg in conversation with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey in New York's Central Park in September 2009. (& copy picture-alliance / AP)

overview

Bloomberg L.P. is a global information service provider whose service mainly consists of the transmission of financial data. The company is valued at $ 22 billion. With the Bloomberg Professional Service, Bloomberg offers around 310,000 professional users worldwide a uniform platform via which various financial and market information can be accessed. The media company also includes other information services, a news agency, a television program, radio stations, a publisher and online services. Bloomberg employs around 15,000 people in 72 countries, 2,300 of whom work as reporters. With a stake of 88 percent, Michael Bloomberg is not only the founder but also the main owner of the company. After his election as Mayor of New York, Bloomberg retired from management in 2001. His third term of office is expected to end in 2013.

Basic data

Headquarters:
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: + 1-212-318-2000
Fax: + 1-917-369-5000
www.bloomberg.com

Branch: News agency, internet services, free TV, radio, magazines, book publishing
Legal form: Private Company
Fiscal year: 01.01.-31.12.
Founding year: 1981


Managing directors

Management:
  • Daniel L. Doctoroff, President, CEO
  • Peter T. Grauer, Chairman
  • Beth Mazzeo, Data Products Division
  • Tom Secunda, Global Head of Financial Products and Services
  • Matthew Winkler, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg News
Supervisory Board:
  • Daniel L. Doctoroff
  • Tom Secunda
  • Peter T. Grauer
  • Louis Andreozzi J.D.
  • Arthur Levitt, Jr., Wisdom Tree Investments, Inc.
  • Jane Bryant Quinn, GSE Systems Inc.
  • Frank Savage, Savage Holdings
  • Richard DeScherer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Hugh Lowenstein
Ownership: Michael Bloomberg (92%), the rest of the free float