From the founding of the very chic Swiss ski resort of Saint-Moritz in 1864 to the tribulations of Bernard Arnault, Fabrice d'Almeida delivers with his
World History of the Rich
(Plon) an overview of the evolution of large fortunes in society since the second industrial revolution.
The historian and professor at the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas takes his reader by the hand and takes him from royal trains to private jets and yachts to discover a few moments in the life of these financial, industrial or princely dynasties that marked the history and society.
This story is that of the real rich, these 2,500 people who own a private jet and these 7,500 who rented one last year
”, Fabrice d'Almeida is a framework from the start.
The author begins his work with the creation of the Jockey Club in Paris which paradoxically coincides with the last fires of the aristocracy and fortunes based on land.
Then, from the end of the 19th century, with deregulation and the decline in…
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