All the Money in the World

previously published as Painfully Rich

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Inspired by the most infamous incident involving the Getty family - now a major film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Oscar® Nominee Christopher Plummer Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty created the greatest fortune in America - and came close to destroying his own family in the process. Of his four sons who reached manhood, only one survived relatively unscathed. One killed himself, one became a drug-addicted recluse and the third had to bear the stigma all his life of being disinherited in childhood. The unhappiness continued into the next generation, with the name Getty, as one journalist put it, 'becoming synonymous for family dysfunction'. Getty's once favourite grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped by the Italian mafia who cut off his ear to raise a ransom and, after a lifetime of drink and drugs, became a paraplegic. His granddaughter Aileen has AIDS. And the Getty family itself has been torn apart by litigation over their poisoned inheritance. But did the disaster have to happen? John Pearson, who has specialized in biographies of families as varied as the Churchills, the British Royal Family, the Devonshires and the Krays, sets out to find the answer. The result, first published in 1995, is a fascinating saga of an extraordinary dynasty. He traces much of the trouble to the bizarre character of the avaricious, sex-obsessed billionaire, J. Paul Getty himself - and demonstrates how much of his behaviour has been repeated in succeeding generations. He describes the famous kidnapping of his grandson in graphic detail, revealing how the old man's attitude added considerably to the boy's sufferings. And he shows how the family has coped with the latest modern scourges: drugs and AIDS. For All the Money in the World is not a hopeless story. While some of the family have been damaged by the Getty legacy, others have saved themselves from disaster, most notably the cricket-loving philanthropist, J. Paul Getty Jr. Pearson's moving story of his recovery from drugs and deep personal tragedy shows that there is hope for future generations of this stricken family - and demonstrates that money can be used to buy survival and even happiness.

All the Money in the World

Author: Peter W. Bernstein

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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From Wall Street to the West Coast, from blue-collar billionaires to blue-blood fortunes, from the Google guys to hedge-fund honchos, All the Money in the World gives us the lowdown on today richest Americans. Veteran journalists Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan delve into who made and lost the most money in the past twenty-five years, the fields and industries that have produced the greatest wealth, the biggest risk takers, the most competitive players, the most wasteful family feuds, the trophy wives, the most conspicuous consumers, the biggest art collectors, and the most and least generous philanthropists. Incorporating exclusive, never-before-published data from Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today's Big Rich.

All the Money in the World

What the Happiest People Know About Wealth

Author: Laura Vanderkam

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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How happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? The universal lament about money is that there is never enough. We spend endless hours obsessing over our budgets and investments, trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar. We try to follow the advice of money gurus and financial planners, then kick ourselves whenever we spend too much or save too little. For all of the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. For instance, the average couple spends $5,000 on engagement and wedding rings, making these pricey purchases largely because everyone else does. But what if you decided to spend $300 on rings and apply the rest to future date nights, weekend getaways, and thinking-of-you bouquets over the next ten years? In he long run, what would bring more joy to your marriage? Likewise, will owning a home with a pristine lawn and a two-car garage—the American Dream—really make you more satisfied? Or are you saving up for this investment just because financial planners tell you it’s worth it? Vanderkam shows how each of us can figure out better ways to use what we have to build the lives we want. Drawing on the latest happiness research as well as the stories of dozens of real people, Vanderkam offers a contrarian approach that forces us to examine our own beliefs, goals, and values. Among her advice: Laugh at the Joneses: It’s human nature to compare yourself to those around you, but you can create lifestyle hat rings you personal satisfaction without copying your neighbors. Give yourself the best weekend ever: Studies show that experiences often bring more pleasure than material goods. With a little planning and creativity, you can give yourself a memorable getaway without leaving town or going broke. Embrace the selfish joy of giving: Giving back not only helps you build karma, it also helps you build a community—which is much more fulfilling than a tax deduction. All the Money in the World is a practical and inspiring guide that shows how money can buy happiness—if we spend it wisely.

All the Money in the World

Author: Bill Brittain

Publisher: Harper Trophy


Category: Money

Page: 150

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When Quentin gets his wish for all the money in the world, he gets a pack of troubles too.

All the Money in the World

Author: John Menaghan

Publisher: Salmon Publishing


Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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In an array of approaches as varied as its subject matter, these poems explore loss, music, mystery, tensions, terrors, ecstasies, and endings. By turns lyrical, abstract, anguished, celebratory, humorous, and reflective, they move between a nuanced appreciation of how things are and an intense longing for how they might be.

If I Had All the Money in the World I Would Still be a Teacher

Teacher Professor Notebooks Gift (6x9) Lined Notebook to Write in

Author: Mica Stewart

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 122

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Teacher Notebook small diary/journal/notebook to write in. for creative writing, creating list, for scheduling, Organizing and Recording your thoughts. Perfectly sized at 6"x9" 120 page softcover bookbinding flexible Paperback

Awareness of the Heart

Author: Dennis T. Maglinte

Publisher: Dennis T. Maglinte


Category: Self-Help

Page: 414

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So often in many people's lives, there is an awakening. For some it comes out of nowhere, and for others it seems as though it has always been. Seemingly from darkness, a light turns on, and all that was once confusing becomes clear, and all that was once hidden is revealed. Some call this enlightenment. Some call this a revelation. Some call this peace. I call it an awareness of the heart. The following passages were written between late 2002 until 2010. Inspired by those around me, including loved ones, family, friends and strangers, and by the happenings of the world we share, my heart was poured onto paper. Though these words were written by my hand and sometimes spoken by my tongue, there is nothing unique about them, for the stirring in me is also in you. So whether you choose to read the following passages in order, read it backwards, or randomly allow yourself to pick a page, don't follow me. Instead, take a journey into your own heart and see where it takes you. Throughout these pages, you will find references to God, Allah, Great Spirit, The Divine, Elohim, Yahweh, Jehovah, He who has no name, and a myriad of other beliefs. Though our words and our thoughts may differ, today, allow yourself to read with an open mind, an open heart and an open spirit. Let your heart inspire you. Let God work through you by being you.

The Contrarian Who Saved the World

Author: Dave Skarica

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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In an easy, fun-to-read way, How the Contrarian Saved the World explains how the stock market works and is perfect for an individual who is just beginning to learn about the financial markets. Alex Saxon is an honest, small-town man who loves to trade the stock markets. His dream is simple-marry his childhood sweetheart, Lara, and live a happy, peaceful life. But little does Alex know that he is about to be thrust into a position that will literally decide the world's future. An asteroid is headed on a collision course toward the Earth, and Alex, through his trading knowledge, must make enough money to fund the construction of a ray beam that will destroy the asteroid. But there are those who want to stop him at any cost. Will Alex be able to use his knowledge of the stock market to save the Earth from destruction?

The Big Picture

The Past, The Present, & Your Children's Future

Author: Peter W. Hauer

Publisher: Author House


Category: History

Page: 428

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What causes poverty? Can poverty be eliminated? Why do we keep moving towards global government? Are world events controlled by a secret group of powerful insiders? What will our society be like two or three generations from now? The answers to all these questions are in this book. Take a lightning fast trip through 2400 years of history. Along the way you’ll discover why we live the way we do, and what your children’s future will be. It’s an exciting ride, and this book takes you all the way from the beginning of civilization to its end...which is just around the corner!

The Queen of the Air

Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers


Category: History

Page: 178

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. ATHENA ERGANE* {Athena in the Heart!) Various Notes relating to the Conception of Athena as the Directress of the Imagination and Will. 1o1. I Have now only a few words to say, bearing on what seems to me present need, respecting the third function of Athena, conceived as the directress of human passion, resolution, and labour. Few words, for I am not yet prepared to give accurate distinction between the intellectual rule of Athena and that of the Muses: but, broadly, the Muses, with their king, preside over meditative, historical, and poetic arts, whose end is the discovery of light or truth, and the creation of beauty: but Athena rules over moral passion, and practically useful art. She does not make men learned, but prudent and subtle: she does not teach them to make their work beautiful, but to make it right. * "Athena the worker, or having rule over work." The name was first given to her by the Athenians. In different places of my writings, and through many years of endeavour to define the laws of art, I have insisted on this lightness in work, and on its connection with virtue of character, in so many partial ways, that the impression left on the reader's mind--if, indeed, it was ever impressed at all--has been confused and uncertain. In beginning the series of my corrected works, I wish this principle (in my own mind the foundation of every other) to be made plain, if nothing else is: and will try, therefore, to make it so, as far as, by any effort, I can put it into unmistakable words. And, first, here is a very simple statement of it, given lately in a lecture on the Architecture of the Valley of the Somme, which will be better read in this place than in its incidental connection with my account of the porches of Abbeville. 102. I had used...