Washington - Report: Bloomberg Turned Down World Bank Job In Favor Of A Future Without A Boss

Published on: June 4th, 2012 at 02:35 PM
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Washington - New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg turned down an offer from the Obama administration to become president of the World Bank, according to a published report.

The report, in the latest issue of New York magazine, says — without attributing to any sources — that Bill Daley, then President Obama’s chief of staff, had “discreetly called the mayor and asked him if he wanted to be head of the World Bank” after the departure of Robert Zoellick. But Mr. Bloomberg declined, because “Bloomberg did not want to have a boss, and he’d already begun to retool his life for his post-mayoralty,” according to the magazine.

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