December 13, 2019
Bloomberg Businessweek hosted its annual Bloomberg 50 event on Monday evening at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. The annual event celebrates Businessweek’s Bloomberg 50 list dedicated to innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year. The dinner was emceed by comedian Kenan Thompson.
“It’s a pleasure to be here in the company of our honorees—those select few who not only excelled in their fields, but who had an impact far beyond them; forces for change and progress, discovery and innovation,” Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber said in his opening remarks. “We’re extremely proud of the Bloomberg 50 issue—’B50,’ as we call it around the office. It’s a showcase for the people and ideas that have defined this year, and whose effects we will no doubt feel for years to come.”
Many members of this year’s Bloomberg 50 list attended the event including Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff; Gimlet Media co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber; Zilingo co-founder and CEO Ankiti Bose; documentarian Marek Sekielski; economist Stephanie Kelton; Vista Equity Partners chairman and CEO Robert Smith; and T-Series chairman Bhushan Kumar. Also in attendance were members of Businessweek‘s Ones to Watch list — people who are poised to have significant impact in their fields in the coming year — including chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske; cook, writer and author Alison Roman; designer Susan Korn, Girls Who Invest founder Seema Hingorani; and StoreDot co-founder and CEO Doron Myersdorf.
Other notable guests at the event included Ariel Investments co-CEO and president Mellody Hobson; designer Rebecca Minkoff; restaurateur Danny Meyer; Tribeca Enterprises chairman and co-founder Jane Rosenthal; designer Rachel Comey; Arianna Huffington; Loews Corporation CEO James Tisch; actor, writer and producer Arturo Castro; chef Dominique Crenn, Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore; and more.
The event was sponsored by Samsung and Hennessy X.O.