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Michael Bloomberg wins inaugural $1 million Genesis Prize

Like he needs the money.

But, still, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells The New York Times that he’s proud to be the winner of the first Genesis Prize:

In a statement, Mr. Bloomberg said he was honored to receive the award.

“Many years ago, my parents instilled in me Jewish values and ethics that I have carried with me throughout my life, and which have guided every aspect of my work in business, government, and philanthropy,” the statement said. “The Genesis Prize embraces and promotes those same values and ethics — a common thread among the Jewish people worldwide that has helped move humankind forward for centuries.”

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