Who Would Buy Bloomberg Media if Bloomberg Becomes President – and for How Much?

Tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft could come calling — but finding a fair price could be difficult

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has been clear that if he is elected president, he plans to sell his namesake Bloomberg Media. But it’s less clear who would be prepared to purchase the privately owned business-news giant — and for how much.

“There will be no confusion about any of his financial holdings blurring the line between public service and personal profiteering,” Bloomberg campaign adviser Tim O’Brien told Christiane Amanpour Tuesday on CNN before pivoting to swipe at President Donald Trump: “We will be 180 degrees away from where Donald Trump is on these issues because Donald Trump is a walking financial conflict of interest.”

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n

Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44