"A fascinating look at how famous fortunes have been made, spent, and lost. Michael Reynard literally opens the checkbooks of the rich and well known and provides a unique look at their spending habits and attitudes toward wealth." -- Rene Russo, actor
<br /><br />"Michael Reynard has put together a stunningly original collection on the famous and infamous that is remarkable. . . . Fascinating!" -- George C. Scott, actor
<br /><br />"Michael Reynard satisfies our curiosity about some of the richest and most glamorous people with his amazing accumulation of data from many sources. . . . A very readable book. I could barely put it down." -- John K. Lattimer, Professor, Columbia University
<br /><br />"The subject of money has always been intriguing and, with Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous, Michael Reynard's "detective work" reveals all kinds of personal details about his subjects. His book is not only thoroughly entertaining, but each page is packed with fascinating, never-before-seen material about the very rich, the very famous, and the very powerful." -- Grace Diekhaus, Producer, 60 Minutes
<br /><br />This is an extraordinary book combining, as it does, both the commonplace day-to-day chores of living and the rocket-to-the-moon temperaments of these explosive people." --Dean Riesner, screenwriter, Dirty Harry
About the Author
Michael Reynard is an American history scholar and physician who has had a fascination for finance since he was old enough to spend money. He is a graduate of Stanford University, the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Reynard holds several patents in fiber optic and laser technology and practices ophthalmology in Santa Monica, California. He is the author of numerous scientific articles as well as many articles on financial documents and their historical significance. He is a member of the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the American Society of Check Collectors.