Fridays are bustling on 34th Street, but yesterday was a little different. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg was spotted with billionaire developer Donald J. Trump and his three adult children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. What were they doing? Walking, talking, and eating hot dogs. Or at least Mayor Bloomberg was eating a hot dog - he loves hot dogs and they love him!
And why? Because NBC is filming the celebrity edition of The Apprentice. TMZ reported that the contestants include Gene Simmons of Kiss, Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore, Lennox Lewis, Stephen "I'm a Republican" Baldwin, and Apprentice season one villain Omarosa (she's a celebrity?). TMZ even shot some footage of the hot-dog selling competition, much to the dismay of NBC.
Mayor Bloomberg is #25 on the Forbes list of richest Americans, with an estimated net worth of $11.5 billion; Trump is ">#117 on the list with an estimated net worth of $3 billion, but Forbes notes he "Annually disputes FORBES' net worth estimate" (Trump says he's worth $7 billion). And this is not Bloomberg's first time on the Apprentice - he was part of a season 2 reward challenge!
Photographs by Seth Taylor for Fashion Herald, a new blog from the 34th Street Partnership