MagnatesMedia | P.T. Barnum: The Shocking Truth

P.T. Barnum was one of the richest and most famous men in America. And then in a matter of weeks… he lost everything.

On the one hand, this is a story about a man who built his fortune through lies, and exploitation. Because before Barnum was a successful businessman and global celebrity, he scammed people out of their money by claiming he’d discovered mermaids, cavemen, and a 161 year-old woman (Joice Heth). And the truth is much darker and twisted than you may think.

But on the other hand, this is also the story of an incredibly creative and hard-working entrepreneur who climbed all the way to the top, lost everything, and then rose from the. ashes to become an even greater success.

Eventually, Barnum became the world’s greatest showman; He completely transformed the great American circus, and his spectacular performances were sought after by the likes of the Queen of England, and the King of France.

PT Barnum’s journey as a showman is a masterclass in capturing people’s attention and turning it into money - by whatever means necessary. 

This is the crazy true story of P.T. Barnum by MagnatesMedia.

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