Description : Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen. Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources. But who are these new masters of the universe? Where did all their money come from? And what do they want with our beautiful game? While almost cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership – a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits journalists and outsiders. In the Billionaires Club James Montague delves deeper than anyone ever dared, to tell this story for the first time. He criss-crosses the world – from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium – to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries. The Billionaires Club is part history of club ownership, part in-depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super-rich around the globe, and part travel book as he follows the ever-shifting trail around the globe in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern-day football. At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world. But it is also about something bigger: the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine.
Description : Have you ever wondered how a billionaire gets to be a billionaire? Discover how billionaires think! Do you want to get ahead and achieve things in your life? To have the ultimate job satisfaction? To have enough money to enjoy yourself and help others? What you need is a billionaire mindset. In this book Peng Kiong Chou unlocks the secrets of the billionaire mind. He shows how you, too, can be a billionaire, with persistence and the right mindset. No matter your circumstances, you can turn your life 180° by changing your mindset. Peng Kiong Chou shows you how and also tells you how to understand business, cash and – most important of all – yourself. This book comes with FREE basic membership of RichInvestor.com.
Description : The Simple Things In Life Are The Most Extraordinary: At first glance, billionaires don't seem to have much in common... some buy stocks and whole companies and says their favourite holding period for investments is "forever." Some became billionaires by making huge leveraged trades in stocks and currencies. Others buy controlling stakes in public companies and badgers management to sell assets, buy back shares and do everything to realize hidden value. But the world's most successful billionaire investors do have some traits in common; a few core investing ideas that helped make them billionaires. They all used the "Billionaire's Code". The "Billionaire's Code" is a code anyone can use to build mega-wealth and live a lasting legacy. The code is an incredible financial secret and wealth-building strategy not known to many. Albert Einstein was amazed by the Billionaire's code and referred to it as "the greatest mathematical discovery of all time and the eighth wonder of the world". He went on to say "he who understands it, earns it... he who doesn't... pays it". Einstein clearly understood the power of the "Billionaires Code" when he made the quote above, yet few people either fail to take advantage of the code or simply lack understanding of it.In this book Daniel D. Dwase will show you how to harness the power of the "Billionaire's Code". You will discover...* Secrets of the billionaire mind* How to start small, dream big and realise your dreams* Essential steps to building great wealth* The secrets of the golden bucket* The best wealth building strategy known to man* Secrets of the 10 most successful self-made billionaire investors* How to use the billionaire's code to turn $5,000 into $22 million* The most powerful force in finance. Daniel will also help you sift through massive technical information and present you with nuggets of wealth-building wisdom to create long-lasting wealth, accompanied by peace of mind and fulfilment. This book will reveal the code that billionaire's understand and use to their great advantage. The "Billionaire's Code" can be used by absolutely anyone to achieve long-term wealth and success in life.In the "Billionaires Code", Daniel shares a whole new way of building wealth that some of the wealthiest families in the world have used. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, the "Billionaire's Code" will clearly show you how to create a personal road map for wealth and success.Uncover the secrets of your personal wealth code with this groundbreaking book.
Description : Hilarious advice on what NOT to do with money, from financial funny man Ben Stein Everyone's searching for the secrets to financial success, but what about the best ways to lose money . . . fast?! In How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio, bestselling author, economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein explains exactly what to do . . . to go bust! The ultimate "how-NOT-to" guide, the book gives readers invaluable tips that should be avoided at all costs. Written in Stein's own inimitable style, this hilarious guide provides essential financial advice on what not to do when it comes to managing money. From reading and acting upon investing newsletters to trading on a margin, from investing in bonds to breathlessly following CNBC, and from buying stock in firms you do not understand to believing in your own genius at stock picking to keeping as little cash on hand as possible, Stein presents the rules that every would-be investor needs to know, so they can do the exact opposite and actually make money. Fully revised and updated, this new edition presents all-new missteps that can destroy any portfolio. Fully revised and updated edition of the tongue-in-cheek bestseller that shows investors what not to do with their money Written by acclaimed author economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein Loaded with indispensable pieces of bad advice that readers should avoid at all costs A laugh-out-loud approach to personal finance, How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio is an accessible guide to money from the funniest man in finance.
Description : Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Donald Trump—as well as international billionaires from around the globe. The growing political engagement of this small supra-wealthy group raises important questions about influence, transparency, and government performance, and West lays bare the wealthification of politics, including: • How billionaires can block appointments and legislation they don't like • Why the supra-wealthy moved into policy advocacy and referenda at the state level • Why billionaires run for office in more than a dozen countries around the world
Description : Modern corporate titans collide in this explosive true story of how private equity firm Apollo Global Management's thirty-billion-dollar buyout of Caesars Entertainment turned into unprecedented bankruptcy of the gaming empire. In the bestselling tradition of Michael Lewis's The Big Short and Ben Mezrich's Bringing Down the House, journalists Max Frumes and Sujeet Indap deliver a page-turning account of the spectacular 2015 bankruptcy of America's biggest gaming empire, Caesars Entertainment. Backdropping this thrilleresque narrative are the jokers, kings, and called bluffs at the center of the modern distressed-debt-investing world. Distressed-debt investing, dubbed "vulture investing" in its infancy, is the buying of debt of struggling corporations, institutions, and even cities or countries--and making a windfall profit on a turnaround. In covering the extraordinary Caesars case, Palace Coup presents an unforgettable depiction of a riches-to-rags adventure unlike any other as it appraises the battling billionaires who held the cards in 2008's leveraged buyout. This wild coup's scope spans courtrooms, levels of government, academic halls, and ultimately involves an entire corrupt system of liar's poker. Readers will discover just how rivetingly sophisticated--and underhanded--the high-stakes finance battleground has become. Authors Frumes and Indap, experienced business journalists, illuminate the major players and businesspeople at the tipping points of almost every major vulture's turnaround in recent history. Palace Coup reveals the cut-throat, multilevel competition enacted by powerful investors used to getting their own way. And goes one step further to consider the devastating, true impact of the upheaval wrought by their actions. It's a treacherous game. Roll the dice.