Money Power History


The 6-part documentary series GELD MACHT GESCHICHTE (MONEY POWER HISTORY), produced by taglicht media for ZDFinfo looks at the influence of money on history. Money has advanced and set back mankind, has opened and ended new eras. It is part of our shared history.  

We explore the role of money through major figures of legendary wealth, from the Medici of Florence to Henry Ford to Aristotle Onassis. What do these personalities have in common and what separates them? How did they get their money and how did they use it? And how did money change them as well as history?  

Each 1-hour episode highlights the life, work and psychology of one of these personalities, with a look at how wealth and power intersect in their biographies.