Born Rich (2004)
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An Inside Look at the Lives of the Heirs to The Worlds Greatest Family Fortunes Jamie Johnson, 20-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire, turns in a remarkable documentary about the lives of the children of the wealthiest families in the world. This 2003 Sundance Film Festival Selection and Emmy-nominated documentary shows Johnson turning the camera on himself and 10 of his friends. Born Rich candidly reveals the great privileges and the excess baggage that go along with their high net worth. For the first time ever in a feature documentary, hear Trumps, Bloombergs and Vanderbilts discuss the one subject everybody knows is taboomoney, and lots of it. Includes: Georgianna Bloomberg, media heiress Stephanie Ercklentz, finance heiress Cody Franchetti, textile heir Christina Floyd, professional sports heiress Juliet Hartford, A&P Supermarket heiress Josiah Hornblower, Vanderbilt/Whitney heir S.I. Newhouse IV, media heir Ivanka Trump, real estate heiress Luke Weill, gaming industry heir Carlo von Zeitschel, European royalty DVD Extras: -Commentary by director Jamie Johnson, producer Dirk Wittenborn and textile heir Cody Franchetti -Deleted scenes … More
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Critic Reviews for Born Rich
It's [Johnson's] first film (it shows), but he strikes gold by getting the kind of access to his peers no one else could.
At least Johnson was honest to both the audience and himself, and kept an open mind. Really, that's all you can ask for.
Audience Reviews for Born Rich
The documentary is handled adequately, but it's the access and the candor Johnson is able to provide that makes Born Rich a little interesting.
Really insightful. We have recently become more facinated with young hollywood and the likes of Paris Hilton types. I think everyone has wondered what it would be like to be born rich. More money more problems... Children of wealth strugle with living up to expectations and fighting the prejuduce of peers growing up. Surpisingly most don't just enjoy the free money but try to do something meaningful. One man even realizes that hard work makes him happy. It may be easy to hate these people but maybe we shouldn't.
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