However, he drew criticism for his lavish spending, both personal and public.
"The exposure is more a pattern of lavish spending, rather than on an isolated event basis," he added.
He was also known for his generosity, especially to family and friends, and lavish spending.
It is also sometimes associated with glamour and lavish spending.
He and others say that lavish spending is partly to blame for the current crisis.
Smith also benefited from lavish spending at the university.
"The lavish spending by people at the top of the scale sets a standard that affects everyone below," he said.
He was called the 'ideal tourist' because of his 'lavish spending' while in Greece.
Recently, the company has made efforts to rein in some of the more lavish spending.
Surely the mayor would have won without such lavish spending.