The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

“A colorful introduction to one of the most influential businessmen in history” (The New York Times Book Review), Jacob Fugger—the Renaissance banker “who wrote the playbook for everyone who keeps score with money” (Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage).

In the days when Columbus sailed the ocean and Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, a German banker named Jacob Fugger became the richest man in history.

Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the sixteenth… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

The book doesn’t leave the office much, though the story might have been more interesting, if a bit more tawdry, had Steinmetz done so.

Steinmetz sacrifices analysis to a relentless stream of stories, colorful facts, exaggerated claims and dubious historical analogies. The book seems designed more to entertain than to enlighten.

Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 04, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451688566

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 27.4 MB

Language: English

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