Rattner is chairman of Willett Advisors LLC, the personal funding group that manages billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg 's personal and philanthropic property. Rattner, fifty nine, now contributes frequently to each publications He is incessantly on MSNBC's Morning Joe and has appeared on The Charlie Rose show and other TV programs. When one of many richest males steven rattner in the country is your buddy and you might be working for him, it helps a fantastic deal,'' mentioned one high Manhattan energy dealer, who did not wish to be quoted publicly talking in regards to the Mayor or Rattner. Rattner additionally remains close to Brian Roberts, whose Comcast Company owns CNBC and MSNBC.

Always an avid courtier of the media, among the friends that night time were Charlie Rose, Financial Times U.S. managing editor Gillian Tett, journalists Alexis Gelber and Mark Whitaker and literary agent Amanda City as well as Rattner's buddy and champion Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He requested to write down for both the New York Instances and the Financial Times and actively promoted his book Overhaul” chronicling his position in bailing out the auto corporations. It's partly the Mayor's endorsement that assures Rattner access to the highest echelons within the city.

Part of the answer is that you have to work at it, and-with the doable exception of Michael Milken, the disgraced junk bond guru, or Eliot Spitzer, the former governor who resigned within the wake of a prostitution scandal—few have worked as assiduously as Rattner has to put themselves again within the limelight. She mentioned that Rattner has approached the paper about getting op-ed pieces on an ongoing basis.