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Eight who have gone from business to politics

From a billionaire publisher to a truck-stop magnate, many have traded the executive suite for political office.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents the Fiscal Year 2013 preliminary budget in New York February 2.
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Michael Bloomberg

The billionaire founder of a global media firm, Bloomberg (I) is in his third term as mayor of New York. He’s weighed runs for president.


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