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Doomed Planet

Jan 4, 2023

Discover how capitalism’s winners spend their fortunes and evade their taxes!

Enter their dazzling, decadent world of luxury and excess!

Money. Power. Yachts. Mansions. Private jets.

Gold! Stocks! Bonds! Doomsday Bunkers! World domination. Eternal life! FAME!


Hi this is Alex R. Mayer, host of the brand new Bad Billionaires podcast.

In 2005 I made a video movie called Paul Alien. It’s a mockumentary about the now deceased Seattle Billionaire Paul Allen … but my fascination with the richest of the rich goes way back to my childhood. I had a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records and there was a picture of John D. Rockefeller giving away dimes. And even as a five year old I thought: “this motherf*cker is the richest person in the world and all he can give away is dimes?”

And then of course I became obsessed with J. Paul Getty. Probably as depraved and evil as Elon Musk but at least Elon Musk is peddling electric cars. Getty’s business was oil. And look where that has led us.

I hope you tune in to Bad Billionaires. Coming soon.