Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP
Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP

US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg given British knighthood

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Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP
Bloomberg is not entitled to call himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Photo: AP
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