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 Richard Branson presents the success story of the founder of the Virgin Group, an entertainment conglomerate. The flashy entrepreneur is head of about 150 companies and is said to have a personal wealth of three billion dollars. An adventurer, he set the speed record for crossing the Atlantic by boat. Other programs in the series include Robert Mondavi, Phillip Knight, Anita Roddick, Gordon Wu, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Karl Lagerfeld, and more.