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

View: 349

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

View: 990

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

View: 706

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: Robert Anthony Siegel

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 474

When lawyer Louis Glasser is traded in to the federal authorities by his drug dealer client, he faces a future of grand juries, indictments, and government investigations, and loses the trust of his son, Jason

All The Money In The World

The Complete Screenplays

Author: Joy Vallo




Page: 104

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All The Money In The World, a behemoth of script and storyboards. These definitive, vibrant film blueprints published on the heels of the final film's closely guarded release are destined to be enshrined on every fan's bedside table, studied in universities, and emulated by filmmakers.

All the Money in the World

Author: Douglas Mudd

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 609

A fascinating and unique overview of international currency, All the Money in the World vividly chronicles how political, cultural, and economic forces have shaped the development of coinage and paper currency from antiquity through today. Douglas Mudd, the Curator of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) Money Museum, describes the extraordinary diversity and beauty of monetary imagery -- an important source of cultural and historical information. This gorgeously illustrated and immensely entertaining book explains the origin and spread of coinage and paper currency. Ranging from the islands of Micronesia to Russia to the United States, All the Money in the World reveals the underlying connections between numismatic imagery and history. Appealing to both experienced numismatists and novices alike, All the Money in the World provides a visually stunning and informative look at money's vital role in shaping both our past and present -- and influencing our hopes and dreams for the future.

Better for All the World

The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity

Author: Harry Bruinius

Publisher: Vintage


Category: History

Page: 416

View: 313

A timely and gripping history of the controversial eugenics movement in America–and the scientists, social reformers and progressives who supported it.In Better for All the World, Harry Bruinius charts the little known history of eugenics in America–a movement that began in the early twentieth century and resulted in the forced sterilization of more than 65,000 people. Bruinius tells the stories of Emma and Carrie Buck, two women trapped in poverty who became the test case in the 1927 supreme court decision allowing forced sterilization for those deemed unfit to procreate. From the reformers who turned local charities into government-run welfare systems promoting social and moral purity, to the influence the American policies had on Nazi Germany’s development of “racial hygiene,” Bruinius masterfully exposes the players and legislation behind one of America’s darkest secrets.

The Contrarian Who Saved the World

Author: Dave Skarica

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 686

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

View: 222

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!

A Monk in the World

Fully Being Your Spiritual Self in Life

Author: Richard Damien

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 212

A Monk In The World is the quintessential guide for those on a spiritual path while also remaining actively involved in the world of relationships: family, work and community. Drawing on the great spiritual traditions, Richard Damien offers strategies for more joyous, conscious living. Chapter titles include: Transforming Fear Into Creativity Honoring Your Emotions as Allies Living With Your Personal Power How to Move Through Difficult Times and Celebrate Life Opening Your Heart to Receive Love and Secrets of Prosperity. This accessible-yet-profound guidebook includes specific exercises and contemplations designed to integrate the teachings into your particular life circumstances. A Monk In The World is a source of wisdom and inspiration that you'll want to revisit again and again. "There are those who are born with a gift, then refine it and carry it beyond. Richard Damien is one of those people." Louis Gossett Jr., Actor, Los Angeles, CA "Richard is thoroughly educated and experienced, has deeply investigated personally varied areas of human experience, emotion and behavior. He is sensitive, dedicated, a natural." Cloris Leachman, Actress, Los Angeles, CA "Thank you, Richard for the 'great/good medicine' you have shared with friends, my patients and me. I am eternally grateful." Johanna Hoeller, D.C., Seattle, WA

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

View: 108

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...

A Party of One

A Political Parody

Author: Jon Garate

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Political Science

Page: 93

View: 504

A Party of One will encourage everyone to first, step back and take a more humorous look at their political attitudes, and secondly, step forward and get involved from a simple, down-to-earth grassroots viewpoint.

Three Days from the World of Ro and Mo

Author: Mohan Perera

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 582

Life is difficult for most of us. Why? Perhaps most of us are difficult to please. We work very hard to have what Buddha gave up to become enlightened. Does that mean we are benighted? What we don't know is always difficult. Life is God. And when you know God nothing is difficult. God is Love. To be loved is heavenly but to love is deadly so the world has become deadly difficult. In the World-of-Ro-and-Mo life is not difficult and so can yours be also.

Japanese New Religions in Global Perspective

Author: Peter B Clarke

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 321

View: 839

Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This book examines the nature and extent of this religious expansion outside Japan.

How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years in the 21st Century

Author: Howard Ruff

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 577

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, the groundbreaking guide that sold over two and a half million copies—now fully updated. Bad years are coming for the unaware… but when you know what’s really happening behind the scenes, you can make them the best years of your financial life. The devaluation of the American dollar, with the subsequent inflation, is eerily similar to the chaotic markets of the 1970s. The factors that created the stagflation and the gold and silver bull markets of the late 70s and early 80s are back. As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Only this time, they’re even more exaggerated—offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for middle-class Americans, if they look beyond the Wall Street stock-market propaganda. This book can help you panic-proof your life and your finances, and reap huge profits with relatively small investments in gold, silver, certain ETFs, mutual funds, and mining stocks. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years in the 21st Century is a must-have survival and moneymaking guide for anyone who wants to profit from the rough economic seas that are upon us—and come through with their share of treasure.