Mayor Bloomberg Got $1.5 Billion Richer in the Past Six Months

This is what billionaires are doing at all times, in our imagination. Photo: Everett Bogue; Photos: Getty Images, iStockphoto

Mayor Bloomberg may have dropped a couple of notches on Forbes’s list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, but that's because other people recently made money faster than he did, not because he lost any. Oh, no, he did not lose any. Bloomberg is now worth $19.5 billion, compared to $18.1 billion in March. He remains in second place among New Yorkers, behind industrialist, philanthropist, and Tea Party-ist David Koch. [Forbes]