Episodes

Below are all the episodes we saw fit to record and release to you fine folks. Episode pages include citations of sources used in the episode as well as a link to billionaire pages providing a brief written bio. Some episodes are only available in full at our Patreon. To find a particular billionaire quickly use the handy search feature in the menu bar. Paginated for your pleasure.

Episode 179: Bernard Arnault (Part 1)
This week we tackle the richest man in Europe, and briefly this year, the richest man in the world, luxury megabillionaire Bernard Arnault. We investigate his privileged upbringing, the sketchy background of the company he built his wealth on, and speculate on his relationship with Alligator mississippiensis. Part 2 will … [Read more]

Episode 171: Giovanni "Gianni" Agnelli, L'Avvocato ("The Lawyer")
On this episode we cover the Italian stallion the lawyer with no law practice under his belt Gianni Agnelli. We cover how he was born with wealth from his grandfather, which included a 20 year long bender enjoying the exciting life of international playboy. This episode features such known guest … [Read more]

Episode 170: Paul and David Merage (Full episode on Patreon)
This week we take a side to step on Jim Gaffigan's toes as we cover Paul and David Merage, the billionaires who invented Hot Pockets. We also talk about the college admissions scandal, wherein Paul Merage's daughter got picked up by the feds for loving her children too much. [Read more]

Episode 169: Penny Pritzker
This week we continue our look at the Pritzker family empire and today we have chosen Penny Pritzker and her many crimes against humanity to focus on. We discover how Hyatt Hotels has abused their staff, the Jeffrey Epstein connection the family and their connection to BCCI. We covered another … [Read more]

Episode 167: Ma Huateng
Boy Howdy it's Episode 167 of Grubstakers where we profile Chinese billionaire Ma Huateng, creator of Tencent, the largest social media and game company you've never heard of. A de facto arm of the state surveillance apparatus, Tencent has their fingers in everything from the Chinese social credit system to … [Read more]

Episode 166: Jules Kroll (Full episode on Patreon)
New episode on Nick Kroll’s father Jules Kroll. If you enjoyed The League, Kroll Show or the killings of Joachim Georg Kroll you’ll enjoy this expose on the man who pioneered the modern corporate investigations industry. Find out how Jules Kroll turned finding dirt on people into a billion dollar … [Read more]

Episode 165: Harold Hamm
Episode 165 is out. The subject is Harold Hamm; the Okie billionaire who made his fortune innovating horizontal drilling, causing earthquakes, and who is the right-hand man to Trump for his energy independence policy-making. He’ll “drink your milkshake”, because he has type-2 diabetes. Watch out! [Read more]

Episode 164: Sandy Weil and Citi Bank (Part 3) (Full episode on Patreon)
In our final chapter covering Citi Group we cover the era between 9/11/01 to now! We cover everything from Sandy Weil walking out of Citi bank while it would soon all start to crumble. To the Citi bank scandals that led to the financial crisis leading to mass foreclosure, and … [Read more]

Episode 163: Bernie Marcus (Home Depot)
This week we talk about DIY asshole Bernie Marcus, the man who says he built his $6.6 billion Home Depot fortune from scratch. We discuss the weird lies behind his origin story, his abuse of his workers, his illegal union busting, and the fact that he's profited off of keeping … [Read more]

Episode 162: Tough Crowd Part 2 (Full episode on Patreon)
On this episode we try to cover Bernard Marcus the ceo of Home depot, but instead we chose to focus fully on a tweet that caused someone to dox a member of Mr. Paywall's family. Join us as we discuss the ramifications of free speech and the consequences for the … [Read more]