All the Money in the World by Peter W. Bernstein audiobook

All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes

By Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan
Read by Rick Adamson

Random House Audio 9780307266125
6.41 Hours Abridged
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Published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Forbes 400, All the Money in the World, the work of a team of prominent editors and business writers, goes behind the celebrated list to paint a vivid and revealing portrait of the wealthiest Americans of the past quarter century. Abundantly anecdotal, with insights gleaned from original research, interviews with Forbes 400 members, and never-before-compiled data, it is filled with illuminating “infographics”—tables, sidebars, factoids. The book shows how the superrich succeed, how fortunes are made in various industries, and how, once made, they are saved, enhanced, and sometimes squandered. 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, among other things: the all-time richest Americans, 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, the most and least generous philanthropists. Produced in collaboration with Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today’s Big Rich, a subject of enduring fascination to all Americans.

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Summary

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Published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Forbes 400, All the Money in the World, the work of a team of prominent editors and business writers, goes behind the celebrated list to paint a vivid and revealing portrait of the wealthiest Americans of the past quarter century. Abundantly anecdotal, with insights gleaned from original research, interviews with Forbes 400 members, and never-before-compiled data, it is filled with illuminating “infographics”—tables, sidebars, factoids. The book shows how the superrich succeed, how fortunes are made in various industries, and how, once made, they are saved, enhanced, and sometimes squandered. 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, among other things: the all-time richest Americans, 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, the most and least generous philanthropists. Produced in collaboration with Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today’s Big Rich, a subject of enduring fascination to all Americans.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fascinating . . . The text is enhanced by 102 interesting and often humorous sidebars and an alphabetically organized appendix that lists all Forbes 400 members past and present, including each member's number of years on the list, year of highest net worth, and peak net worth. Caroline Geck, Library Journal
Uncovers a plethora of facts and figures about the superrich. . . goes behind the numbers to study their personalities and psychology, in essence revealing what makes them tick . . . providing enough charts, graphs, and comparisons to satisfy any statistician, and enough gossip on ruthlessness, risk-taking, family squabbles, and scandalous affairs to satisfy the rest of us. David Siegfried, Booklist
Highly readable and provocative. Ron Wynn, Bookpage
Fascinating . . . Intriguing . . . Full of colorful characters and meticulous research, this book is inspired, insightful and lots of fun. Publishers Weekly
Studded with tables, charts and sidebars, All the Money in the World is full of rags-to-riches stories and colorful anecdotes that make it as compulsively readable as best sellers like Michael Gross's 740 Park and Steven Gaines's Philistines at the Hedgerow. Liesl Schillinger, New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Peter W. Bernstein

Author Bio: Peter W. Bernstein

Peter W. Bernstein is the co-editor of The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything and editor of The Ernst & Young Tax Guide. Bernstein, along with Annalyn Swan, is a co-founder of ASAP Media, which helped produce Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries behind the Da Vinci Code. He lives in New York City.

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Author Bio: Annalyn Swan

Author Bio: Annalyn Swan

Annalyn Swan is veteran journalist and editor who has written for U.S. News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune magazines over the last twenty-five years. Swan, along with Peter Bernstein, is a co-founder of ASAP Media, which helped produce Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries behind the Da Vinci Code. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English