Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

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

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began 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. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. An epic true-tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history--right under the nose of the global financial industry.
Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316436502
Characteristics: xvii, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hope, Bradley - Author
Summary: In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began 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. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. An epic true-tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history--right under the nose of the global financial industry.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 10, 2019

What a party hardy short sighted university trained jerk who stunted his country development economically & politically.
He no better than Kardashians or Paris Hilton.
He's less sympathetic than The Great Gastby with his complex wheeling dealing & gaming the financial system
Nice twist ending to rain his parade!

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PHILLIP GARY SMITH
Nov 15, 2018

Revolving around the "audacious fraud" of 1MDB, one enters the world of extreme money, even if ill-gotten, and waddles in the luscious power generated by scattering it about. That it encompassed perhaps the world's best investment bank just adds to the humor to the whole thing. As the song goes, "All that money makes such a succulent sound" fits this travesty. Reading of one night of the bluster and filth involved, even though hidden by the mask of billions of dollars, was enough for me. Then find your "friend" running up tabs of $300,000 in a one week stay at the Bel-Air Hotel sealed the deal; I need to find out nothing more about these people. End of book, goodbye. P.S. However, I am vulnerable to attending your party for a modest quarter-of-a-million.

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