J. PIERPONT MORGAN
He single-handedly saved the U.S. from bankruptcy on two occasions, but was often accused of being a monopolist. He wielded as much power as the president and turned Wall Street into his personal playground. John Pierpont Morgan had an aptitude for acquisition. He assembled one of America’s largest fortunes and purchased an art collection to rival any in the world. This program presents the compelling story of this celebrated dealmaker and money magnate. See rare footage of the financier on Wall Street and trace his rise to power and prominence through interviews with biographers and historians. Hear stories of idiosyncratic brokerages and take a privileged glimpse into Morgan’s private life. From his rise to power to his legendary battles with Theodore Roosevelt, this is the riveting story of one of the most successful men of the 20th century.
This title is part of the series: 20TH CENTURY
6 and up
Approximately 45–50 minutes