Apr 10

Episode #2: Can Billionaires Really Be “Self-Made?”

From the Kardashians to Wall Street’s titans; do billionaires do it alone?

 
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Former Wall Street pro Marlon Weems gives his insights on the intersection of politics, the economy, and anti-Black racism.
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The mythology behind rugged individualism—the idea of a person achieving financial success on their own steam—is an essential aspect of the way our country views itself. The very idea of being “self-made” is a subset of the American exceptionalism ideal.

But can a billionaire really be self-made? Do any of the super-rich do it alone?

In this episode of The Journeyman Unfiltered, Marlon Weems explores the billionaire phenomenon and the price we all pay for the extraordinary wealth of a select few.


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