Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich

Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich

by Sam Wilkin

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Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich by Sam Wilkin

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% of top income earners and the roughly 0.0001% 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316378932
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,264,670
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Sam Wilkin is a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, one of the world's foremost global forecasting and research consultancies, where he previously served as head of business research. He is also a senior advisor to Oxford Analytica, a strategic analysis and advisory firm that counts among its clients many global companies and more than twenty-five world governments. Wilkin received his B.A. in economics from Eckerd College, where he was the 2004 alumni fellow, and his M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Why Is It So Hard to Get Rich? 11

2 Wealth Secrets of the Ancient Romans 41

3 Wealth Secrets of the Robber Barons 79

4 Wealth Secrets of Today's One Percent 155

5 Wealth Secrets of the Fortes Global Rich List 215

6 Dot.com Wealth Secrets 275

7 Seven Secrets of Spectacularly Rich People 327

Acknowledgments 373

Notes 375

Index 417

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