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Wealth And Power

The rise of Bill Gates

The rise of Bill Gates

The rise of Bill Gates

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The drive to get rich is one of the most powerful known to man. It is something we all want, but few achieve. Who are the rich and how did they amass their fortunes? Does money confer power? How has the perception of rich people changed over time? WEALTH & POWER will trace the changing face of wealth and its relationship to power throughout the ages.

The rise of Bill Gates
Tyrants And Plunderers - Part 1
Experts, re-enactments and archival materials reveal the lives of tyrants, plunderers and conquerors like Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and King Louis XIV.
Building A Modern World - Part 2
America's captains of industry and 'Robber Barons' ruled in a largely unregulated 19th-century economic environment and wielded a lot of political power.
Innovators - Part 3
Four corporate giants possessed the ability to cater their products to a massive consumer market and built huge empires based on their inspirations.
Celebrity - Part 4
Mary Pickford, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey attained positions of wealth and power that few celebrities will ever achieve.