Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World




      Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
An epic true tale of hubris and greed from two Pulitzer finalist Wall Street Journal reporters, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how a young social climber pulled off one of the biggest financial heists in history right under the nose of the global financial industry exposing the shocking secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics The dust had yet to settle on the global financial crisis in 2009 when an unlikely Wharton grad was setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system Billion Dollar Whale will become a classic, harrowing parable about the financial world in the twenty first century. Read Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World – bluevapours.co.uk

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      Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
 By Tom Wright IBN : 031643650X Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
  • Tom Wright
  • 07 October 2017
  • 031643650X

10 thoughts on “ Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

  1. Syahira says:

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust Therefore, I shall not self censor myself to the barrage of insults that I shall unleash Because at this moment, I am too sober and too angry to be nice.Billion Dollar Whale is a very readable and well written condensatio Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust Therefore, I shall not self censor myself to the barrage of insults that I shall unleash Because at this moment, I am too sober and too angry to be nice.Billion Dollar Whale is a very readable and well written condensation of the decade long kleptocratic 1Malaysia Development Berhad scam that centered around one pathetic gr...

  2. Paul Ark says:

    Bad Blood meets Crazy Rich Asians

  3. Stacey Sim says:

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book If you are Malaysian you should read this book If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book If you re looking for Hollyw...

  4. Anas says:

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie s inverstors got their profits back.Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, recognition and love even if it is fake through money His acts, cowardly hiding behind without holding an official position in 1MDB undoubtedly shady, but not a problem for a stupid prime minister like N...

  5. Schuberino says:

    This is a hard one to rate the story itself is astounding and outrageous, and I think an incredibly important story to know The writing, on the other handis a good case study in why journalists are not necessarily authors Full sentences repeated themselves throughout the book, countless details re introduced over and over including exciting facts like Bangkok is the capital of Thailand sigh The authors twisted themselves into introducing a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter that wa This is a hard one to rate the story itself is astounding and outrageous, and I think an incredibly important story to know The writing, on the other handis a good case study in why journalists are not necessarily authors Full sentences repeated themselves throughout the book, countless details re introduced over and over including exciting facts like Bangkok is the capital of Thailand sigh The aut...

  6. Venky says:

    Since the publication of All The President s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale A whale is a high rolling gambler who consistently wagers large amounts of money High rollers often receive lavish comps from casinos to lure them onto the gambling floors, such as free private jet transfers, limousine use and use of the casinos best suites.Acclaimed Since the publication of All The President s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale A whale is a high rolling gambler who consistently wagers large amounts of money High rollers often receive lavish comps from casinos to lure them onto the gambling floors, such as free private jet transfers, limousine use and use of the casinos best suites.Acclaimed journalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope combine to deliver a jaw dropping tour de force that elucidates how the impudence of a rogue individual, the intransigence at the highest levels of a rotten kleptocracy and the greedy ingenuity of a Wall Street behemoth, all combined to pull off, what arguably has to be the most brazen heist in financial history.Swindler, Fixer, Wheeler Dealer, Compulsive liar, and globe trotter, Low Taek Jho Jho Low first appeared as a simmering mist when rumours rega...

  7. Nabilah Firdaus says:

    The amount of money being spent casually at the expense of the Malaysian citizens was giving me anxiety The book is clear and well written although it kind of require some basic financial economic knowledge throughout the pages thanks Google Can t believe that I m ...

  8. Scott Hitchcock says:

    Epic avarice on a global level If you don t think the financial markets are rigged for the rich in corruption that spans continents you need to read this The tie ins to Hollywood and American pop culture gives a new perspective to just...

  9. Mehrsa says:

    First of all, the author makes this clear at the end, but not nearly clear enough This is not a story about some random Malaysian conman it s a story about Goldman sacks and hollywood and the Saudis and how greed allowed someone to lie and cheat his way to partying with Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton Ev...

  10. Athan Tolis says:

    The Wall Street Journal seems to be doing something right, Rupert Murdoch ownership notwithstanding, because for the second time in 2018 I find myself reading a truly amazing book that s based on investigative work done by its correspondents.Not only that, but it can be said with some certainty that in both instances Elizabeth Holmes pseudo science in Bad Blood and Jho Low s Najib Razhak s stolen billions in Billion Dollar Whale the Journal has played a pivotal role in shining light on The Wall Street Journal seems to be doing something right, Rupert Murdoch ownership notwithstanding, because for the seco...

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