The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire

Chevy Chase was on the plane with Bill Clinton. So was a former president of Brazil. The founders of Google. A former president of Mexico. And John Cusack.

They were all going to Davos, the Swiss resort that holds an annual conclave of the wealthy and powerful. The jet arranged by a Saudi businessman provided a luxurious living-room setting for a rolling discussion: Couldnt the big names at Davos be doing more to solve the worlds big problems?

In the background, a Clinton staff member named Doug Band had an idea that would change the ex-presidents life.

Only Bill Clinton could bring a group like this together, Band thought.

Bill Clinton didnt need Davos. He coul