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5 Must-Watch Documentaries About the Rich & Wealthy One Percent



“This documentary by Jamie Johnson (heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune) captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the current generation of Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs.”

Watch the documentary Born Rich.

I discussed its implications and the burden of wealth here: Imagine if you were Born Rich.


“People finding wealth on Wall Street spend as quickly as they earn.”


“As the credit crunch bites and a global economic crisis threatens, Robert Peston reveals how the super-rich have made their fortunes, and the rest of us are picking up the bill.

Robert Peston, the BBC’s Business Editor, speaks to some of the heavy hitters in hedge-fund and private equity scene. Along with the investment bankers, these are the very people who have been blamed for the current financial woe’s of the world.

The film highlights the fact that these very few people have become super rich, and while the global economy is collapsing around us, they get to sail off into the sunset, with bulging pockets, to lay back, and wait for the next set of opportunities that will come along.

Which, ironically, will probably be the buying, very cheaply, of the many companies that are in trouble, due to the actions of hedge-funds, private equity firms, and investment bankers in the financial markets over recent years.”


“Jamie Johnson’s documentary about the growing wealth gap and the richest 1% of Americans who own roughly half of the entire nations wealth. Produced by Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon.”


“A film about teenagers and money in Los Angeles, by the award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield.”

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. James

    Thanks for this had watched a couple of these but hadn’t seen the one with Kids & Money. Very interesting.

  2. David Chen

    Never thought I would watch a documentary on the one percent, but I’ll probably give the Kids & Money one a watch when I get time.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Always time for a little money time.


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