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

Category: Book
By (author): Hope, Bradley
By (author): Wright, Tom
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  NON-FICTION / General
  TRUE CRIME / Hoaxes & Deceptions
  TRUE CRIME / White Collar Crime
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hachette Books
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 9.30in x 6.40in x 1.55in
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From The Publisher*An inside account of the "extraordinary" (Financial Times) 1MDB scandal, "a true life thriller" (Ben Mezrich)--a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.

For readers of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood, Billion Dollar Whale will become a classic, harrowing parable about finance run amok.
Review Quote*A Financial Times Best Book of 2018
Review Quote*A Fortune magazine Best Book of 2018
Review Quote*"What a blast to read! A true life thriller that reads like a Hollywood movie, Billion Dollar Whale traces the exploits of the most mercurial, mysterious big player in history. Jho Low is Gatsby with twice the bank account and ten times the ambition, and the stories surrounding his exploits leap right off the page!"-Ben Mezrich, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down The House
Review Quote*"If you like global intrigue, financial crime, wealth porn, and absurdity, Billion Dollar Whale, by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, is for you.... It almost seems made up. Still, anyone who has followed the news out of Malaysia will know that the story is all too real."-The New Yorker
Review Quote*"Wright and Hope deliver a scintillating and prodigiously reported tale of a globe-spanning modern Gatsby and his audacious fraud."-Jesse Eisinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for ProPublica and author of The Chickenshit Club
Review Quote*"This story of a Wharton graduate who carried out the $5 billion swindle known as 1MDB offers a textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age."-New York Times
Review Quote*"Even the most skilled fiction writer would have trouble conjuring the corrupt and colorful protagonist of Billion Dollar Whale. Bradley Hope and Tom Wright's gripping portrait of Jho Low and his enablers throughout the global financial system will both fascinate and enrage you."-Sheelah Kolhatkar, staff writer at The New Yorker and New York Times bestselling author of Black Edge
Review Quote*"The story of a massive international financial scandal... As the authors amply prove, the scandal reaches far beyond Low. To succeed, he relied on the naivete, greed, and generally immoral conduct of huge banks as well as corrupt governments."-Kirkus
Review Quote*"An amazing tale of greed.... juicy and entertaining."-Library Journal (starred review)