Not About The Money
In 2001, Gordon Gekko is released from prison after serving time (eight years) for insider trading and securities fraud. Due to his arrest in 1993, his assets have been frozen, and he is left poor and disrespected. In 2008, Gekko is promoting his new book Is Greed Good?, warning about a coming economic downturn. His estranged daughter, Winnie, runs a small, non-profit news website and is dating Jacob Moore, a top trader at Keller Zabel Investments (KZI). Jacob, a protÃ©gÃ© of KZI managing director Louis Zabel, has been raising money for Dr. Masters and his fusion research project, which might create abundant clean energy. Jake is also financially assisting his mother, Sylvia, who has quit nursing to speculate in residential real estate.