The Hospital that Bloomberg Built

Being one of the world's wealthiest men, you can bet that Michael Bloomberg has built more than one house, but we aren't referring to any of those (see Bloomberg Philanthropies: Grants for Hospitals and Health Centers). We're referring to the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Hospital at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art 205-room facility with 10 surgical suites dedicated to pediatric care. It isn't necessarily what comes to mind when speaking of building houses, but it is what hundreds of sick children call home while receiving treatment.

The medical complex includes the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower, and together with the Children's hospital, the complex is an expansive 1.6 million square feet. The project was completed in April 2012. Of the project's $1.1 billion price tag, Bloomberg Philanthropies contributed nearly 11%. This may seem small when you're speaking in percentages, but in dollars, that's about $120 million. Not to be left out of the recent promise that the Bloomberg Philanthropies will dedicate an increased amount of funds to arts and culture, the new medical complex at Johns Hopkins features over 500 works of art from 70 different artists around the nation — some of which Bloomberg commissioned personally.

The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Hospital opened to the public in May of 2012.