Wealth and power have been seducing humankind since its existence. The ability to have prestige and privilege over others is one of the most enduring motives in history. The wealthy and powerful have changed, ruled, controlled and shaped historical events and the world. But how does one attain wealth and power? How does someone become part of the ruling elite? What price do people pay for wealth and power? How have people used wealth and power to the benefit and detriment of humankind? These are the questions Wealth and Power seeks to answer, exploring some of the most powerful and wealthiest figures in world history. From the Mongolian Steppes to the boulevards of Hollywood, Wealth and Power traces the role of prestige and ambition in the human experience.