John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York’s next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman turned New York City mayoral candidate, rejected calls to quit the campaign after revelations that he sent more sex texts and a lewd photo of himself to a woman over the Internet after the scandal that drove him from office in 2011.
Governor Chris Christie’s campaign won approval from New Jersey election regulators to use donations to cover the organization’s legal costs stemming from investigations of intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.
Billionaire John Catsimatidis, one of Bill Clinton’s biggest fundraisers in the 1990s, is the face of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s success drawing out-of- state cash for November’s legislative elections.