The Rich and how They Got that Way: How the Wealthiest People of All Time--from Genghis Khan to Bill Gates--made Their Fortunes

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Crown Business, 2000 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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What does Bill Gates have in common with Ghenghis Khan? How about Pope Alexander VI, English inventor Richard Arkwright, and Hetty Green, the "Witch of Wall Street" in the 19th century? They were all among the richest people in history. In this book, a "Wall Street Journal" editor tells the success stories of these moguls and others.

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What does multibillionaire Bill Gates have in common with Genghis Khan, English inventor Richard Arkwright, or the "Witch of Wall Street," Hetty Green? All are among the richest people in history, and ... Read full review


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Cynthia Crossen is a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she has been a reporter and editor since 1983. Her beats have included the financial markets, publishing, education, and social trends. Her previous book, Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact in America, was one of Business Week's top ten business books of 1994. She lives in Garrison, New York, with her husband.

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