Pioneers Turned Millionaires.
Five visionary entrepreneurs from the ‘old world’ redefined the economy of the ‘new world’ and left a major imprint on American culture. Levi Strauss, Henry E. Steinway, William E. Boeing, John Jacob Astor and Henry J. Heinz - one can hardly ignore their names or products anywhere in the world today.
Innovation, courage, persistency and hard work were the attributes that made them succeed in a strange new country. With the help of high-end reconstructions and exquisite archive material, this series presents one of the most fascinating and exciting eras of American economic history. How did these five men, who all started out as immigrants, become archetypical self-made millionaires that even now epitomize the success story that is America?