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Good Bad Billionaire
Good Bad Billionaire
BBC World Service

How did the planet's richest people make their billions? From celebrities and secretive CEOs to sporting legends and tech titans, Simon Jack... more

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Episodes

Coming soon: Season 2

There are now even more billionaires. How did the super-rich become so rich? Good, Bad Billionaire is coming back with... more

16 Jul 2024 · 4 minutes
Mark Zuckerberg: Move Fast and Get Rich

How one social media site birthed an empire. The story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.BBC business editor Simon Jack and... more

26 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
Richard Branson: Sky's the Limit

From The Exorcist to owning 400 companies, how music sent the Virgin entrepreneur into space. He's an island owning adventurer,... more

19 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Jim Ratcliffe: Man U Mogul

He's spent a billion on Manchester United, but how did Jim Ratcliffe become a billionaire?BBC business editor Simon Jack and... more

12 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
Bernie Ecclestone: Fast Money

How the Formula One supremo won control of a sport, and how it all came crashing down. BBC business editor... more

05 Mar 2024 · 50 minutes
Gina Rinehart: The Other Iron Lady

How mining magnate Gina Rinehart amassed a $30 billion fortune to become Australia's richest person and earn a reputation for... more

27 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Good Bad Billionaire Presents….Business Daily

In this special episode, Simon Jack and Zing Tseng bring you the Business Daily podcast, looking at the four sportspeople... more

26 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Charles Koch: Dark Money’s Slick Operator

How oilman Charles Koch turned black gold into dark money. BBC business editor Simon Jack and journalist Zing Tsjeng investigate... more

20 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Taylor Swift: Swiftonomics

Journalist Zing Tsjeng and BBC business editor Simon Jack uncover the huge public feuds and private legal battles that made... more

13 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Warren Buffett: The Oracle of Omaha

How Warren Buffett became the richest investor in history, amassing a fortune of over $120 billion, without moving from the... more

06 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
Good Bad Billionaire
Coming soon: Season 2
Good Bad Billionaire