Bloomberg Philanthropies drew more than 40 heads of state, 250 CEOs and 300 journalists to the classic Plaza hotel in New York for an inaugural Global Business Forum where the hot topics were automation, Trump, and the role of business amid global disruption.
With world leaders gridlocking New York for the U.N. General Assembly, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched an elite sideshow.
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"Africa has tremendous business potential. I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They're spending a lot of money." — Trump to African leaders today at the UN. Video.