From obscurity to extraordinary the ruthless story behind america s business giants.
The United States of America wasn't discovered, it was built.
Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan these are the men who built it and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age, these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles and finance.
Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected Presidents, set economic policies and influenced every major event of their day from the Civil War to The Great Depression. This is the story of a nation at a crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.