By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch
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Even if the whole presidency thing doesn’t work out — after last night, it might be a stretch — Mike Bloomberg still has a fluffy pile of cash to fall back on.
Try 20 Donald Trumps. Or more than 14 times the net worth of all previous presidents combined, and triple Fox Corp.’s /zigman2/quotes/209921865/composite FOX -1.14% market cap.
“It’s nearly impossible to conceptualize just how much money Bloomberg has,” Mark Helenowski of Mother Jones wrote. “So we made an animation to help show the scale of the latecomer Democratic presidential candidate’s wealth.”
Still, all that dough might not be enough for Bloomberg to win the nomination, considering the mixed reviews he received for his performance on the debate stage on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
“In the first hour, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D-NY) was thoroughly ‘stopped and frisked.’ ... For Bloomberg, all he can hope for is that what happened in Vegas stays in Vegas, and his massive campaign funds and operations can counteract the bad impressions and news cycle that will come from the debate,” wrote Beacon Policy Advisors analysts in a note.
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