Billion Dollar Whale

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

Billion Dollar Whale

Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century" (Axios). Now a #1 international bestseller, BILLION DOLLAR WHALE is "an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund--right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street. By early 2019, with his yacht and private jet reportedly seized by authorities and facing criminal charges in Malaysia and in the United States, Low had become an international fugitive, even as the U.S. Department of Justice continued its investigation. BILLION DOLLAR WHALE has joined the ranks of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood as a classic harrowing parable of hubris and greed in the financial world.

Summary of Tom Wright’s Billion Dollar Whale by Swift Reads

Summary of Tom Wright’s Billion Dollar Whale by Swift Reads

Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World (2018) examines the exploits of Jho Low, a Malaysian money launderer who organized the theft of at least $5 billion from a government fund meant to create jobs in the Southeast Asian country. Low used some of the money to forge connections with notable politicians in the Middle East, North America, and Asia... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Summary Of Billion Dollar Whale

The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World By Tom Wright & Bradley Hope

Summary Of Billion Dollar Whale

Continue reading to learn about one of the BIGGEST SCANDALS OF OUR TIME! Note to Readers: This is a fan-based summary and analysis companion book on Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Whole Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World. This text is meant to enhance your original reading experience, not supplement it. We strongly encourage you to purchase Tom Wright and Bradley Hope's incredible book here: https: //amzn.to/2Ecwogk Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope is a nonfiction book about a Malaysian, Jho Low, who was able to use foreign governments, rich bankers, and Hollywood elites to fund business deals and a lavish lifestyle. Low's dealings spanned countries such as Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. He used his connections and ambition in order to manipulate the financial system in his favor. With the help of some familiar faces, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib and Goldman Sachs bankers, Jho Low was able to successfully pull off three major heists before global suspicion was raised. These two journalists outline several events in Jho Low's life and carefully explain how each introduction, meeting, and deal were connected in many ways that are still unknown to investigators. The intricate details that Low and his conspirators put into each plan are bold, yet subtle enough to go unnoticed for years. In this detailed summary and analysis of Billion Dollar Whale, you'll be engaged in such dramatic events as: The epic parties Jho Low would constantly throw, and how he managed to throw them. The dirty money and the dirty acts that went on through Goldman Sachs. The movies that you know and love that were funded by Jho Low's dirty money. How kidnapping and murder likely play a huge role in the story. And much more! Scroll to the very top and buy with 1-click now! Catch the Billion Dollar Whale!

Crude Intentions

How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World

Crude Intentions

Billions of dollars stolen from citizens are circling the globe, enriching powerful individuals, altering political outcomes, and disadvantaging everyday people. News headlines provide glimpses of how this corruption works and why it matters: President Trump's businesses struck deals with oligarchs and sold property to secretive shell companies; the Panama Papers leak triggered investigations in 79 countries; and, corruption scandals toppled heads of state in Brazil, South Africa, and South Korea. But how do these pieces fit together? And if the corruption is so vast and so tied up with powerful interests, how do we begin to fight back? To find answers, Crude Intentions examines the corruption crisis that erupted during the recent oil boom. From 2008 to 2014, oil prices shot through the roof. Motivated by more than nine trillion dollars in new oil money, corruption followed apace. Examining the oil boom is like placing a drop of dye in the circulatory system of global corruption, and watching as it reveals the system's channels and pathways. Company bosses signed off on risky schemes to snap up choice oil blocks. Politicians in Brazil and Nigeria stole billions to build up their election war chests. Kleptocrats in Angola, Azerbaijan, and Russia seized upon the oil wealth to cement their hold on power. And an army of bankers, accountants, and lawyers lined up to help these corrupt actors stash their loot in the global system of shell companies and tax havens that serves today's super-rich. The money then bought yachts, mansions, and even a few foreign politicians. Drawing on information exposed by intrepid journalists, prosecutors, and whistle blowers, Crude Intentions tells jaw-dropping stories of corruption and asks what we can learn from them. The cases reveal common tactics, but also vulnerabilities in this web of fraud. These are the starting points for building a smarter fight against corruption, in the oil sector and well beyond.

Blood and Oil

Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power

Blood and Oil

From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck and Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), a revelatory look at the inner workings of the world's most powerful ruling family, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, revealing how a rift within that family produced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS, a charismatic leader with a ruthless streak. Mohammed Bin Salman is the 34-year-old Saudi Crown Prince whose sudden rise to prominence stunned the world -- both in the overtures made to Western leaders and corporate America, as well as the allegations of his extreme brutality and excess, including the contention that he ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent in the Saudi royal family, he has made a habit of exhibiting his extreme wealth, including buying the most expensive home in Europe (a $70M chateau in France) and one of the world's most expensive yachts. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of globe-trotting journalism about the world's financial underbelly. Hope and Scheck show how MBS's sudden rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of U.S.-Saudi relations for 80+ years: oil in exchange for military protection. The rise of MBS comes with enormous risk: The Middle East is already the world's most volatile region. Add to the mix an ambitious prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre and nuclear power, and a willingness to break anything -- and anyone -- that gets in the way of his vision, and the stakes of his rise ... are alarming. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become a dangerous failed state and magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it would have reverberations around the world.

Marine Ecotourism

Issues and Experiences

Marine Ecotourism

Marine ecotourism is a major growth area within ecotourism, itself a rapidly expanding area within tourism as a whole. The activity has been attracting increasing attention, both from the popular media and from professionals and academics with an interest in tourism’s potential to contribute to sustainable development. However, there is a growing consensus that far too often the term has been used merely as a tool for capitalising on the good intentions of tourists, without the industry itself having to make fundamental changes to their products or to the way they go about their operations. This has often been to the detriment of local environments, economies and host communities. Yet the ideal of ecotourism, as it is properly understood, is to present local communities with a sustainable development alternative – one that works to the benefit of local ecosystems, local economies and local people. The purpose of the first section of this book is therefore to introduce the concept of marine ecotourism and to draw out some of the key issues involved in ensuring that marine ecotourism is developed in a genuinely sustainable manner. The second section then discusses some practical experiences of planning and managing marine ecotourism from around the world, identifying common problems and discussing what might constitute good practice in addressing those problems.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Saving the Whales

Saving the Whales

"Saving the Whales- a Bwana Doc Adventure" is the first in a series of high adventure environmental piracy novels--one man's quest to right the wrongs against the earth and her creatures. Bwana Doc is James Bond, millionaire Bruce Wayne, Robin Hood, and Captain Morgan, rolled into one. "Saving the Whales" is the story of one man's quest to stop the Japanese whaling industry. Every summer, under the guise of doing "research" on whales, the Japanese whaling ship, Yoshino Maru, and her catcher ships journey south and kill thousands for their meat. Despite harassment from Oceanwarriors, a radical international environmental organization, the killing seems likely to continue as it has for many years. But Bwana Doc, a wealthy environmental Robin Hood is outraged by the slaughter and acts. With his band of capable and resourceful confederates, he makes a plan to end whaling once and for all. Teens on up will love this book.

Listening to Whales

What the Orcas Have Taught Us

Listening to Whales

In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was soon recognized as a defining characteristic of orca society. In 1984, Alexandra moved to a remote bay in British Columbia to continue her research with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper understanding of the mystery of whale echolocation, the vocal communication that enables the mammals to find their way in the dark sea. A fascinating study of the profound communion between humans and whales, this book will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the natural world. From the Trade Paperback edition.