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Money made America a global empire, and for the last century America’s riches have been controlled by the titans of Wall Street — J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Goldman & Samuel Sachs, Joe Kennedy, Charles Merrill & Edmund Lynch, Franklin Roosevelt, Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken. Before their names were institutions, they made fortunes, created entire industries, and shaped global events.

This Curiosity original 8-part series explores the world’s fascination with Wall Street and its stories — its banks, its firms, its CEOs, even its criminals — and, more importantly, how Wall Street works. Each episode comes to life with powerful dramatic recreations, archival footage, expert interviews and gripping sit-downs with the most influential CEOs, investors and traders living today to provide the definitive account of the power, opulence, and perilous missteps of American finance.

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