b'Michael Bloomberg, 2014 LaureateBusinessman and Prominent PhilanthropistMy parents instilled in me Jewish values and ethics that I have carried with me throughout my life. The Genesis Prize embraces and promotes those same values and ethicsa common threadamongtheJewishpeopleworldwidethathashelpedmovehumankindforwardfor centuries. We are proud to count Michael Bloomberg as a friend and leader, dedicated to tikkun olam. As young Jews across theworld prepare to take part in shaping their communities, theylook to you as a role model and are inspiredI am certainbythe Jewish values you advocate.Shimon PeresPresident of the State of Israel (2007-2014)'