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  • Wealth Secrets of the One Percent

  • A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich
  • By: Sam Wilkin
  • Narrated by: Sam Wilkin, Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Wealth Secrets of the One Percent

By: Sam Wilkin
Narrated by: Sam Wilkin, Joe Barrett
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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 percent of top income earners and the roughly 0.0001 percent 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.

©2015 Sam Wilkin (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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tons and tons of facts nothing actionable

it was hard to listen to chapter after chapter of facts. there was almost no analysis or how to

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