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The Money Kings: Jewish Immigrants and Financial Dynasties

Thursday, December 7
11:00am Pacific Time | 2:00pm Eastern Time
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Join author Dan Schulman to learn how German-Jewish immigrants forged financial empires

Author Daniel Schulman and UC Riverside’s Michael Alexander explore the captivating narrative of German-Jewish immigrants who transformed modern finance and the stock market in America. Arriving with little, they rose from peddling trinkets to founding global giants like Goldman Sachs, Kuhn Loeb, and Lehman Brothers. Their clashes and collaborations with industrial magnates like J.P. Morgan shaped America’s financial destiny, capitalizing industries, and underwriting giants such as General Motors and Macy’s. Buy Schulman’s book Here.

Cost: Free
Guest: Daniel Schulman

Daniel Schulman is the New York Times best-selling author of Sons of Wichita, a biography of the Koch family that was a finalist for The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The deputy Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones, he lives in Massachusetts, with his wife and sons.

Host: Michael Scott Alexander

Michael Scott Alexander is the Maimonides Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of California-Riverside. Most recently he is the author of Making Peace with the Universe: Personal Crisis and Spiritual Healing (2020).