Discover how the superwealthy made it to the top (and you can too!)
From the richest Romans to the robber barons to today's bankers and tech billionaires, Sam Wilkin offers Freakonomics-esque insights into what it really takes to make a fortune. These stories of larger-than-life characters, strategies, and sacrifices reveal how the wealthiest did it, usually by a passion for finding loopholes, working around bureaucratic systems, and creating obstacles to competitors.
Wealth Secrets of the One Percent gets at the heart of our feelings about the 1 percent of top income earners and the roughly 0.0001 percent who achieve billionaire status: We love to hate them, but we'd love to be them. Wilkin's insight into the sources of wealth is thought-provoking and rigorous, and he reveals that behind almost every great fortune is a "wealth secret" - a moneymaking technique designed to defeat the forces of market competition.
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This is not a manual to getting "Obscenely Rich!"
This is book is for anyone who is interested about getting a historical perspective about wealthy people.
I enjoyed listening to the delivery. The performance makes the story come alive. Unfortunately the story did not match the book title or the introduction.
I would completely rewrite the introduction. It's misleading about the content of the book. By the way I would change the title as well. .
The book is not bad if you are looking for history about wealth and wealthy people. This book is a lot like the tabloid newspapers with screaming titles and subtitles but no corresponding substance. However, unlike the tabloid it has good substance. Unfortunately not what you expect.
- Franck H. Waota
A bit roundabout, but pays off
- Phil O.