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‘Billions:’ You Must Be a ‘Monster’ to Become a Billionaire

Posted on 10 May 2020

Are capitalists monsters? Does making a lot of money require a person act like a “monster” to get there? Showtime’s Billions answered that question with a resounding, expletive-laden “yes” on May 10, in “The Chris Rock Test.” As hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) faces off with billionaire rival Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) during Prince’s financial annual conference “The Mike,” Axe declares himself a “monster,” and says they all are or they wouldn’t be there.