POLITICS
12/21/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Georgina Bloomberg: Dad Michael "Was Pretty Egotistical"

In this week's Page Six Magazine Mayor Bloomberg's daughter Georgina leads an exclusive tour of the family estate where she opened up about everything--from her dad's colossal fortune to his equally gigantic ego.



On being the daughter of a prominent political figure:

"I've never been the ideal political daughter. I'm a bit of a loose cannon. I've always been someone who wants to do things myself. That's the way my parents raised me. It's a Bloomberg thing."



On her father's bid for a third term as mayor:

"As a New Yorker, I think he's doing a good job. If it's going to make him happy, I support him. My fear is living through the election process again."



On her father's ego:

"My dad has changed a lot since he became mayor seven years ago. When he was just a businessman, he was pretty egotistical. People were telling him how great he was every day. Politics has humbled him. Now he seems to really want to hear what I have to say, and I wouldn't have said that a few years ago--but I've also become less of a brat."



On supporting herself:

"I'm not rich, my father's rich. When I go shopping, that's my own money. I hope someday I can make money and be as successful as my dad is. I'm not totally independent of my dad, but my parents have taught me the value of a dollar."



On her father's celebrity as mayor:

"When I turn on the news and hear about what 'Mayor Bloomberg' is doing, that's a different person to me. You can't look at that person as your father, because mentally you wouldn't be able to get through the day. We have maybe one night a week together [at restaurants or sporting events], and people keep coming up to him, wanting his autograph. Whenever I feel like, 'Oh God, I wish people would stop,' I realize that's part of who he is. He's worked hard for that and he deserves it."