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Report: Bloomberg spent $650 million of own money on being mayor

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, right, meets with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio at City Hall in New York after the November election. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

The New York Times reports that outgoing three-term New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) spent at least $650 million of his personal fortune on being mayor -- from his campaigns to flying around on a private plane.

Bloomberg takes a salary of just $1 and spends his own money on many expenses of the job.