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Billion Dollar Whale
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World | Tom Wright, Bradley Hope
The definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, "a true life thriller" (Ben Mezrich) about a "modern Gatsby" who managed to swindle over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others--a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters. 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. Federal agents who helped unravel Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will become the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age--and its fallout is already being credited for taking down the prime minister of Malaysia. 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.
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nzisai
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Reads like fiction! But all events reported happened! What a thriller

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thereadingowlvina
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A great read and in-depth exposé on Malaysia's 1MDB scandal - the world's biggest kleptocracy/financial/political scandal.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3001226356

#nonfiction

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audraelizabeth
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I'm shocked this man isn't rotting in prison. I'd love to see the books so i could try to figure out how he did it. He is part of the reason for current banking laws.
#bfcr4 book 1 of 18. @wanderinglynn
#readharderchallenge2019 task 19 a book about nonviolent true crime

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audraelizabeth
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audraelizabeth
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I really wonder how this man isnt in prison or been on trial.
#inktober day 5 build #audiodrawing #audiocoloring

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Crazeedi What's your favorite pencil? 2mo
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Crazeedi @audraelizabeth I have those, I love them too 2mo
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Crazeedi At one point I purchased every color of the prisma color pencils, lol 2mo
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#inktober day 3 bait #audiocoloring #audiodrawing.
This book is making me want to study forensic accounting.

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Tiltedwhirled
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This book did a good job explaining how and why the 1MDB fund was created and then used to plunder the country of Malaysia. It‘s also infuriating since so few people suffered any consequences for their participation in the fraud.

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Meet my friend Bilqis. We met over 20 years ago. About 5 years ago, she was arrested for dropping balloons on the PM of Malaysia. Fortunately, her father is powerful, & she‘s fine.

The PM was embroiled in a scandal with the MC of this book, Jho Low. Low together with a cadre of ppl globally, conned banks and the Malay ppl out of BILLIONS! This scandal is crazy! It goes from Hollywood filmmaking to sovereign wealth funds. Recommend! 4⭐️ #audiobook

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Been listening to this while I pace the house at 4 AM waiting for the dishwasher to finish. I‘m in so many books it‘s ridiculous. Also this tale is ridiculous. This is like the Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes of banking! #24in48

julesG Woooow! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 5mo
Megabooks @julesG Thanks!! 😊😊😊😊 5mo
julesG No wonder you need to eat out of the freezer. 😜😁 5mo
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Megabooks
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Oh #24in48 ladies, how I love #audiobooks!! I had never tried one until I started on Litsy, but now I have over 350 in my #Audible library and also check ones out on #Overdrive from my local library. Here are some recent and current listens on both! I like both fiction and nonfiction.

#hour12challenge

janeycanuck THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY?! Wowzers! 5mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck I‘ve listened for 2 months and 14 days in three years! I listen all the time! I don‘t listen to music ever. 5mo
janeycanuck @Megabooks amazing! I listen to audio stuff all the time, too, but mostly podcasts. I wonder how many books I‘d go through if I only did audiobooks. 5mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck congratulations on your win!! 🥳🥳 5mo
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Every time I think I‘m going to have to use a credit, #audible comes up with a great daily deal! Here‘s today‘s. Will Collyer narrates, so I know that‘s going to be good!! #audiobooks

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Brookemfarrar
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Very good!

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Better late than never! 😅 #frideas @sailormoon
1. Both!
2. Too many to name lol tagged is the one based in my home country. It's a real life 'Catch Me If You Can' & 'The Great Gatsby'!
3. Science and Math lol
4. Any period really.
5. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 @Klou
@thebluestocking @Crazeedi
Pls ignore if you've been tagged! 😊

Thank you @bookish_wookish for the tag! 😘

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 9mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking ❤️❤️❤️😊 9mo
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Billion dollars whale

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This gotta be the most talked about book in Malaysia this year

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This is my FIRST physical read in two years? Even so, this is my dad's copy and he hasn't found the time to read it yet so it's mine now. Hopefully I'll finish this before 2018 ends. Full story at maythebestbookwin.wordpress.com

RaimeyGallant You can do it! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎉👋🏻 13mo
shmreads @Eggs thank you! 13mo
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shmreads @RaimeyGallant thank you 13mo
Eggs @maythebestbookwin My pleasure 13mo
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Abailliekaras
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Our latest episode of Books On The Go is up! @mr_annie & I discuss Billion Dollar Whale - the true story of the 1MDB scandal involving Jho Low, the Malaysian Prime Minister & the wolf of Wall Street. 😳 lots of champagne in this one! Let us know if you‘ve read it - what did you think? 🎧📖

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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No Boos, Just Books!

My Oct Wrap-up! My favs: The Library Book, Billion Dollar Whale, In The House In The Dark Of The Woods and One Very Odd Teacher! Full reviews here: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

What about yours? How did your Oct go? What were your favs?

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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He took the mickey out of everyone. He lied, scanned, bought favors to get favors, and isn't stopping. This wanted fugitive is still at it. This book is well-written and thoroughly researched. A must-read! #billiondollarwhale #tomwright #bradleyhope #hachettbooks Full review here: https://bit.ly/2yPIsye

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Abailliekaras
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Excellent. A great mix of rigorous research and fascinating story. Jho Low is a fraudster who used the Malaysian PM & Saudi connections to siphon $1bn + . The authors do a great job of telling this clearly, with short chapters (there‘s a mass of info & financial detail they‘ve distilled & made as easy as possible for the reader - lots of convoluted deals!). Parties; Leo Di Caprio appears, but most shocking is the banks‘ role in aiding the crimes.

erzascarletbookgasm Great review 👍 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy have you read this? 14mo
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batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Nope, I haven't! I feel like I should and probably will. Just avoiding it at the moment because everything about our state of affairs makes me so tired/angry... 14mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Just read it too! Great book! 14mo
Abailliekaras @Jee_HookedOnBookz they did a great job, I can‘t imagine the amount of material they had to wade through to work out what happened! 😬 14mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Abailliekaras yup I agree. And I liked the way it was written too! Just reviewed it on my blog :) Pls feel free to drop by! Here's the link: https://bit.ly/2yPIsye 14mo
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Abailliekaras
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Friday wine-down with fading light & this book. The proper drink would be a very expensive champagne. 🍾💲💲💲

JennyM Enjoy 🥂 1y
Abailliekaras Thanks @JennyM ! We‘re about to start daylight saving so this time on Sunday I‘ll have lovely evening sunshine (& Books & wine!). 😊 1y
JennyM @Abailliekaras oh you lucky thing. I‘m in Qld so no daylight saving here...it might fade the curtains or upset the cows 🤪 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz What a coincidence! It's my current read too! How do you find it so far? 1y
Abailliekaras @joe_hookedonbookz I thought it was jaw-dropping & well-written. We‘ll be discussing it soon on Books On The Go podcast. 😊 1y
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