Cynthia Crossen: "The Rich and How They Got That Way" (Crown)
Every generation has a different notion of what it means to be wealthy, and what to do to become wealthy. In her new book, the Wall Street Journal's Cynthia Crossen depicts ten of the richest people of the last thousand years, from Genghis Khan to Bill Gates. She joins guest host Melinda Penkava to tell how each made his or her fortune -- and how each enlarged or squandered the riches.
author and journalist with the Wall Street Journal