Preface ix Acknowledgments xxi INTRODUCTION: Families That Won t Fail and Money That Won t Die 1 CHAPTER 1 Who Ya Gonna Call? 7 CHAPTER 2 The Family 35 CHAPTER 3 What About the Money? 73 CHAPTER 4 Making Your Fortune in Business 119 CHAPTER 5 Making Your Fortune in Investments 153 CHAPTER 6 Our Beta Bets 191 CHAPTER 7 Hard Structures 215 CHAPTER 8 Creating Prosperity for Generations 249 CHAPTER 9 Families with Money 275 CHAPTER 10 The Family Stronghold 295 Notes 307 About the Authors 313 Index 315
BILL BONNER is President and CEO of Agora Publishing, one of the world's largest financial newsletter companies. He is the creator of the Daily Reckoning , a financial newsletter with more than 540,000 readers of six different global daily editions, including French and German. Bonner is coauthor of the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Addison Wiggin, as well as Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets (coauthored with Lila Rajiva), the New York Times bestseller . In 2011, he wrote Dice Have No Memory: Big Bets and Bad Economics from Paris to the Pampas. He files his Daily Reckoning dispatches from a ranch in Argentina, the home office in Maryland, various joint ventures, and other hot spots around the globe. WILL BONNER is Executive Director of the Bonner & Partners Family Office, an independent estate planning and investment research group. Will got his start working in the "mailroom" of the family business, Agora, at age eleven. Later, he helped launch, and served as CEO of Early to Rise, a leading self-improvement publishing business. In 2007, he opened Agora's South American office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and set up a successful business partnership that is one of the largest investment research and education companies publishing in Spanish. He is a graduate of St. John's College's Great Books program, earning a double major in philosophy and mathematics. Bonner lives with his wife and two children in Delray Beach, Florida. He's the eldest of Bill's six children.