All the Money in the World

How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes

Publisher: Vintage
From Wall Street to the West Coast, from blue-collar billionaires to blue-blood fortunes, from the Google guys to hedge-fund honchos, All the Money in the World gives us the lowdown on today richest Americans. Veteran journalists Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan delve into who made and lost the most money in the past twenty-five years, the fields and industries that have produced the greatest wealth, the biggest risk takers, the most competitive players, the most wasteful family feuds, the trophy wives, the most conspicuous consumers, the biggest art collectors, and the most and least generous philanthropists.

Incorporating exclusive, never-before-published data from Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today's Big Rich.

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Chapter 1

Education, Intelligence, Drive

The notion of a good education as a ticket to the good life is deeply ingrained in the American psyche. Studies show over and over that there’s a strong correlation between schooling and future earnings. It’s a central tenet of billionaire Michael Bloomberg...
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PRAISE FOR

“Full of rags-to-riches stories and colorful anecdotes that make it . . . compulsively readable.”
The New York Times

“Cogent, fluid, encyclopedic in its detail, this book touches on almost every aspect of getting and spending [money].”
International Herald Tribune

“A well written and edited compilation of facts and anecdotes. . . . Gilt inevitably produces guilt.”
Providence Journal

All the Money in the World is not just scholarly; it's also highly readable and provocative.”
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