Friday, February 5, 2016
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger. Steinmetz applies the talents of a journalist to a complicated story with lots of characters, world-changing events and a subject that many readers may have never heard of. In the 16th century, Jacob Fugger was the banker to kings and empires, and accumulated through leverage personal wealth that amounted to about 2% of European GDP, making him the richest man who ever lived. Steinmetz describes how Fugger did it in this finely written and interesting book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Richest Man Who Ever Lived from amazon.com.