'Trader': The 1987 Paul Tudor Jones Documentary (VIDEO)

08/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 1987 PBS documentary "Trader" has been circulating around the financial blogosphere in recent days. It's a look into the very 1980s life of Paul Tudor Jones, who's now the billionaire head of the Tudor Investment Corporation, and one of the richest people in the world.

Though Jones is undeniably successful, it's hard not to laugh at the excesses of his lifestyle. Check out the great workout scenes where Jones heads to a very outdated health club. Or, for that matter, his ski trip to Europe.

It's all very heady stuff, from an entirely different economic era. In fact, some of the documentary makes Tudor out to be somewhat of a young superhero. One of Tudor's friend sizes up Tudor:

"He really loves it, it involves all of his energy all of his power, all his knowledge and everything. And he puts it together into one incredible life."

Later, Tudor says:

"If I make the kind of market I want to make, I'll stop. I'll retire, Hopefully, [as] a champion."

WATCH, part I:

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