Synopsis by Sally Barber
Tycoons is a 13-part series chronicling the achievements of some of the most ambitious and driven entrepreneurs of the modern world. The biographies provide a personal look at the moguls at work and play, and interacting with their families and friends. The program Lars-Erik Magnusson presents the success story of the founder of the Larmag Investment Group of Amsterdam, Holland. While working as a cattle herder, Magnusson decided to go out into the world to seek his fortune. He built an empire consisting of a billion-dollar real estate company. He traded oil, processed salmon, leased tankers, and rebuilt a historic Dutch site into a shopping mall. Other programs in the series include Robert Mondavi, Phillip Knight, Richard Branson, Gordon Wu, Niki Lauda, Dr. Stanley Ho, and more.