All the Money in the World
How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes
Publication Date: December 2, 2008
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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.
Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan are veteran journalists and editors who between them have worked at U.S. News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune magazines over the last twentyfive years. Bernstein is the coeditor of The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything and editor of The Ernst & Young Tax Guide. Bernstein and Swan are cofounders of ASAP Media, which helped produce Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Da Vinci Code. They live in New York City.
“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.”
“All the Money in the World is not just scholarly; it's also highly readable and provocative.”