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 Niki Lauda presents the success story of the racecar driver and founder of Lauda Air. Lauda, son of a respected Viennese industrialist, won 25 Grand Prix races and earned three world championships. Applying his talents to business, he established one of the most efficient airlines in the aviation field. Other programs in the series include Robert Mondavi, Phillip Knight, Richard Branson, Gordon Wu, Anita Roddick, Dr. Stanley Ho, and more.