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

2018 . Business & Finance, Non-fiction, Biography . Tom Wright, Bradley Hope



About the book


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.

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Hachette Books




031643650X (ISBN13: 9780316436502)


Markus Marañon Straarup

4 months ago


An almost unbelievable true story about global finance corruption intertwined closely with Hollywood a listers. The story itself is gripping, but focuses on the financial side of things, and I didn’t find the human side of the it that compelling.

Morten V Schroeder

5 months ago


Torn between an 8 or a 9. Ill give it a 9 not because it’s an amazing inspiring piece of literature, but because it perfectly scratched that itch of an easy, not too heavy thinking book that I could entertain myself with while running! Additionally it’s an completely absurd story that I don’t understand has not received more media attention! Blew my mind a few times 🤯 Great read! Thanks @PirgunAkinal and @MortenTullin for recommending 🙏

Michael Cohen

6 months ago


Another quick read and salacious story. Astounding how a young, inexperienced man out of college fooled almost everyone from celebrities to government officials and corporate executives


Pirgun Akinal

6 months ago


It's a fun read.

Morten Tullin

10 months ago


Good book on one of the largest financial scams ever. Jho Low sure knew how to spend ‘his’ money. Similar to the amazing book on Theranos, Bad Blood, I would probably wait a year or two reading it (in hope of a revised epilogue) given that the case is still undergoing investigation and nobody has been judged yet.

Kasper Nørbygaard

5 months ago