• Georgina Bloomberg is the second daughter of former New York City Mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg.
• She is an elite equestrian, who’s raked in thousands of dollars in prize money and has bounced back from breaking her back twice.
•Bloomberg is also a published novelist, with a degree from New York University.
Georgina Bloomberg was ranked one of Forbes’ “most intriguing billionaire heiresses” back in 2007.
That’s not surprising. The equestrian, novelist, and animal rights activist has pursued a number of careers over the years.
Bloomberg began riding horses when she was four and entered her first competition at the age of six. As she began to win competition after competition, she bristled when people attributed her success to her famous father.
But her equestrian career hasn’t always been easy. Bloomberg has spondylolisthesis, a spinal disorder that made her especially vulnerable to back injury. As a result, she broke her back in 2002 and 2010. She underwent surgery on her back in 2011, and spent eight months in recovery.
At 23, Bloomberg founded the Rider’s Closet, which collects new and gently used riding clothing and boots and provides them to therapeutic riding programs, pony clubs, intercollegiate riding programs and individuals in need. Bloomberg currently serves on the board of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Foundation and the Bloomberg Family Foundation. She sits on the board of trustees for the U.S. Equestrian Team Bloomberg is also a vice president at Animal Aid USA.
In 2016, the Humane Society of the United States recognized Bloomberg with the Compassion in Action Award “for her tireless work to protect all animals.”
She is a founding member of Humane Generation/Friends of Finn committee, which works with the Humane Society of the United States to end the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills and advocates for pet adoption. She currently has four rescue dogs, a rescue goat, two rescue mules and two mini-horses