How the Wealthiest People of All Time - from Genghis Khan to Bill Gates - Made Their Fortunes
Through stories of the richest people in history, Cynthia Crossen traces the major financial and technological developments that shaped the world we live in today.
Once, plunder was the main source of great fortunes - then trade, financial entrepreneurship and manufacturing. Today it is selling high technology to a mass market. The stories of those who did the best possible job of getting rich is one of expanding opportunity, with wealth spreading beyond the few and society evolving in dramatic ways.