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Mixed Nuts

Dec 26, 2017

No one is 100% sure where Tommy Wisaeu is from or how he got his money. What we do know is that after a severe car accident he decided to follow his dream and become a Hollywood star. It's no surprise that he struggled to turn his creative vision into reality and instead of making the new "Streetcar Named Desire" he...

Dec 24, 2017

This week we talk about John Elwes, a man whose wealth was almost limitless yet he refused to spend any of it. Elwes reputation as a miser was so great that he inspired Charles Dickens to write the character of Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol". 

Dec 15, 2017

John Mytton inherited an unbelievable amount of money for someone born in the 1790s. What does a young nobleman do with all this money? He drinks, gambles, goes to war, becomes a politician, intentionally crashes his horse and cart (multiple times) and rides his pet bear (yes you read that correctly). 

Dec 8, 2017

This week we talk about Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a man who's taken a very unlikely path into the public eye. He started out in the navy before moving into professional wrestling with the WWF. He then reinvented himself again as the Governor of Minnesota and by all accounts did a pretty good job. Which is what made his...

Nov 29, 2017

This week we get to know Joshua Abraham Norton. He started out as a very rich man in the mid 1800's. After a bad investment in rice it started to go downhill for him but his lack of money did not stop his ambition. He declared himself the Emperor of the United States and the Protector of Mexico and started...