Billion Dollar Whale

The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

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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...

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Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftAs Bad Blood is to biotech, Billion Dollar Whale is to international finance... a wonderful read... Thrilling. (Source)

Alexis Ohanian Co-founder/RedditAn incredible story.... If you need some billionaires to despise--look no further than these charlatans. (Source)

Morgan Housel This book on the 1MDB scandal was great, hard to put down. Low sophistication + huge brazenness is a powerful fraud combo. (Source)

Raoul Pal @John_Hempton Amazing read... financial book of the year.. (Source)

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