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

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The “remarkable” (Financial Times) instantaneous New york city Times bestseller exposing how a “modern Gatsby” tricked over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others– a “should check out” (Booklist) tale of financing run amok and “the break-in of the century” (Axios).

In 2009, with the dust yet to decide on the monetary crisis, a mild-mannered Wharton grad set in movement a fraud of unmatched gall and magnitude– one that would concern signify the next fantastic threat to the global monetary system. The scandal is referred to as 1MDB, and the guy behind it, Jho Low, is a figure so outrageous he might appear comprised.

“A legendary tale of white-collar criminal activity on a global scale” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber managed among the most significant heists in history. Over a half years, Low siphoned billions from a mutual fund– best under the nose of the global monetary industry. Low used the cash to finance elections, purchase high-end realty, toss champagne-drenched celebrations, and even to fund Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.

Federal agents who helped unwind Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will end up being the textbook case of monetary fraud in the modern age– and its fallout is currently being credited for removing the prime minister of Malaysia. With his yacht and private jet reportedly taken by authorities and dealing with money-laundering charges in Malaysia, an Interpol red notice, and an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice Investigation, Low has actually ended up being an international fugitive.Billion Dollar Whale will sign up with the ranks of Liar’s Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood as a classic traumatic parable of the financial world, hubris, and greed.

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

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