The Richest Man Who Ever Lived by Greg Steinmetz audiobook

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger

By Greg Steinmetz
Read by Norman Dietz

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982587796

  • ISBN: 9781982587758

  • ISBN: 9781982587833

Runtime: 9.51 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Jacob Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the sixteenth century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly two percent of European GDP. Not even John D. Rockefeller had that kind of wealth.

Most people become rich by spotting opportunities, pioneering new technologies, or besting opponents in negotiations. Fugger did all that, but he had an extra quality that allowed him to rise even higher: nerve. In an era when kings had unlimited power, Fugger had the nerve to stare down heads of state and ask them to pay back their loans—with interest. It was this coolness and self-assurance, along with his inexhaustible ambition, that made him not only the richest man ever but a force of history as well. Fugger helped trigger the Reformation and likely funded Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe.

The ultimate untold story, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is more than a tale about the richest and most influential businessman of all time. It is a story about palace intrigue, knights in battle, family tragedy and triumph, and a violent clash between the 1 percent and everybody else.

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Author Bio: Greg Steinmetz

Author Bio: Greg Steinmetz

Greg Steinmetz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent fifteen years as journalist for publications including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, New York Newsday, and The Wall Street Journal, where he served as the Berlin Bureau Chief and later the London Bureau Chief. He currently works as a securities analyst for a money management firm in New York. He is a graduate of Colgate University and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has three children and lives in Larchmont, New York. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger is his first book.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English