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 Robert Mondavi presents the success story of one of America's most prestigious vintners. Robert Mondai, founder of Robert Mondavi Winery, U.S.A., created the first new winery in California in the post-prohibition years. From his original 200,000-dollar investment, he turned his venture into a 150 million dollar-a-year empire. Other programs in the series include Robert and Georgette Mosbacher, Phillip Knight, Richard Branson, Gordon Wu, Niki Lauda, Dr. Stanley Ho, and more.