New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is known for his largesse to his alma mater Johns Hopkins University. There is, after all, a
public health school
named after him.
But the New York Times has tallied up Bloomberg's contribution over the past four decades and says it totals $1.1 billion.
"That figure, kept quiet even as it transformed every corner of the university, makes Mr. Bloomberg the most generous living donor to any education institution in the United States, according to university officials and philanthropic tallies," the Times writes.
Though Bloomberg started out as an average student, he rose to prominence by the time he graduated, the article states