All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes Audiobook, by Peter W. Bernstein Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Peter W. Bernstein Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781415942130

Publisher Description

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 shows 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, 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, the fields and industries that have produced the greatest wealth, the biggest risk takers, the most wasteful family feuds, and 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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  • “Full of colorful characters and meticulous research, this book is inspired, insightful and lots of fun.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Customer Reviews

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I had higher hopes for this book, similar to how millionaire next door played out. Unfortunately, this was more of a US Weekly styled book trying to highlight the lives of individuals that graced the Forbes list. Unless you just need something to read, don't bother. "

    - Joe, 12/2/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as interesting as the title might suggest. 70% of the book was semi-organized stories about how rich people made their money. The rest were brief and random anecdotes of family squabbles, charitable giving, and political contributions. I'm kind of glad to be done with it. "

    - Eric, 7/15/2013
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " The author somehow managed to transform what should have been an interesting subject into a really boring book "

    - Racquel, 9/4/2012
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Could not finish this. One damn fact after another, presented in tedious style. "

    - C.interruptus, 5/4/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lot's of research and important info on the history of the families. "

    - M, 3/12/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought the book would be full of dramatic stories of people going on lavish spending sprees, but this was really not the purpose of the book. The authors approach this book as more of analytical review of the Forbes 400 than anything else. "

    - Andrew, 11/18/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a good book. Well written and easy to follow. Gives good insight into the many capitalists who are running the US. I would recommend this to anyone interested in entrepreneurship and the modern day wealthy. "

    - Abdul, 8/1/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting view on the wealthy. Behind the scenes of philanthropy and the family squabbles. "

    - Lance, 4/18/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my usual cup of tea, but full of interesting facts and includes input and interviews from the Forbes 400 list. "

    - Audrey, 9/22/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a good book. Well written and easy to follow. Gives good insight into the many capitalists who are running the US. I would recommend this to anyone interested in entrepreneurship and the modern day wealthy. "

    - Abdul, 7/7/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as interesting as the title might suggest. 70% of the book was semi-organized stories about how rich people made their money. The rest were brief and random anecdotes of family squabbles, charitable giving, and political contributions. I'm kind of glad to be done with it. "

    - Eric, 11/2/2009
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought the book would be full of dramatic stories of people going on lavish spending sprees, but this was really not the purpose of the book. The authors approach this book as more of analytical review of the Forbes 400 than anything else. "

    - Andrew, 5/26/2009
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " The author somehow managed to transform what should have been an interesting subject into a really boring book "

    - Racquel, 3/22/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lot's of research and important info on the history of the families. "

    - M, 12/20/2008
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I had higher hopes for this book, similar to how millionaire next door played out. Unfortunately, this was more of a US Weekly styled book trying to highlight the lives of individuals that graced the Forbes list. Unless you just need something to read, don't bother. "

    - Joe, 3/30/2008
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting view on the wealthy. Behind the scenes of philanthropy and the family squabbles. "

    - Lance, 10/13/2007

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman, Earphones Award–winning narrator, was named one of the “Best Voices of the Year” by AudioFile magazine. His voice can be heard on radio, television, film, and video games. He also instructs voice actors through his classes, The Cashman Cache of Voice-Acting Techniques, in Los Angeles.