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

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

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 set An epic true-tale of hubris and greed from two Pulitzer-finalist Wall Street Journal reporters, Billion Dollar Whale ...

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Title:Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
Author:Tom Wright
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Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World Reviews

  • Baljit
    Sep 26, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

  • PikGuan Wong
    Sep 25, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

  • Pia
    Sep 26, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

    jesus. ...

  • Syahira Sharif
    Sep 21, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

  • Albert
    Sep 30, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

  • George
    Sep 26, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

    jesus. ...

    It is very detailed and accurate yet written in a way that is light for what a complex story it is. Love this so much! ...

    Quick read, right out of the headlines. It basically fleshes out the story of what was a bit of a puzzle in NY for a little while a few years ago - who was this mysterious Malaysian guy throwing absolute shit-tons of money around NY and Vegas clubs, cavorting with celebrities, seemi...

  • Danielle Fung
    Oct 01, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

    jesus. ...

    It is very detailed and accurate yet written in a way that is light for what a complex story it is. Love this so much! ...

  • Taylor
    Sep 20, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

  • Aman
    Oct 01, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

  • Tina
    Oct 10, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

  • Rekha
    Sep 23, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

  • Anas
    Sep 16, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

  • Andrew Tollemache
    Sep 20, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

  • Karthik Karunanithy
    Sep 17, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

  • Paul Ark
    Sep 22, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

  • Pang Khong yun
    Sep 22, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

  • Stacey Sim
    Sep 25, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

  • Juarez  Poletto Jr.
    Oct 09, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

  • Wei Li
    Sep 17, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

  • Venky
    Sep 16, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

  • John Spiller
    Sep 29, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

  • David Dayen
    Oct 08, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

    jesus. ...

    It is very detailed and accurate yet written in a way that is light for what a complex story it is. Love this so much! ...

    Quick read, right out of the headlines. It basically fleshes out the story of what was a bit of a puzzle in NY for a little while a few years ago - who was this mysterious Malaysian guy throwing absolute shit-tons of money around NY and Vegas clubs, cavorting with celebrities, seemi...

    I imagine all financial journalists have "the one that got away," the story they wanted to cover but didn't for some reason. Maybe they got scooped, maybe they didn't have the resources to make it happen. For me, the tale of the theft of 1MDB, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, is that...

  • CK Koay
    Sep 21, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

  • Shemah
    Sep 30, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

  • Robert Walzer
    Sep 26, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

  • Losh
    Sep 19, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

  • Lucas Brandl
    Sep 22, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

  • Soo Yen
    Oct 01, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

  • David Vernich
    Oct 02, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...

    A compelling read from start to finish, broken only by odd repetition of facts. When news about the 1MDB scandal first broke out, it was hard to process. Each breaking news article has only a piece of a puzzle that people didn?t know existed. This book is the closest I?ve read ...

    A page turning thriller and a wider indictment are a rare combination that most business books (arguably books in general) books fail to pull off. This one does, spectacularly - though I'm not sure if it's the reporting or the sheer crazy of reality. I have a high tolerance for the cra...

    Definitely the read of the year for all Malaysians. This book captures in all chronological details from the beginning to the explosion of the scandals of all the unscrupulous parties involved in the worst kleptocracy in history. Can't wait for the fall from grace of the despicable Jho...

    Wow! What great storytelling! Combined with master journalism... hard to beat! ...

    The authors had made Jho Low an interesting fictional character in the book. Jho Low from a rich family in Penang, with his father's help which enable him to leverage the people around him included Riza Aziz, son of Najib Razak, Leonardo Dicaprio, Otaiba, ambassador from Saudi Arabia a...

    Amazing book! Riveting and reflective of a particular 21st century malady in the global economy and politics. ...

    These guys stole billions of dollar from the Malaysian government and spend it on parties, properties, diamonds, art and even financing legit Hollywood movies. It's very sad to realize that now only Brazil is prone to such type of behavior where a few appropriate the resources of a nat...

    jesus. ...

    It is very detailed and accurate yet written in a way that is light for what a complex story it is. Love this so much! ...

    Quick read, right out of the headlines. It basically fleshes out the story of what was a bit of a puzzle in NY for a little while a few years ago - who was this mysterious Malaysian guy throwing absolute shit-tons of money around NY and Vegas clubs, cavorting with celebrities, seemi...

    I imagine all financial journalists have "the one that got away," the story they wanted to cover but didn't for some reason. Maybe they got scooped, maybe they didn't have the resources to make it happen. For me, the tale of the theft of 1MDB, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, is that...

    The next Big Short financial thriller! When BIG money is involved, most people will give the benefit of the doubt to the person with the capacity to spend big. From big (and not so big) banks, politicians, movie stars, and models, the upper .001 on the wealth scale know how to pl...

  • Hdspce
    Oct 13, 2018

    Being a Malaysian and trying to come up with a perfectly objective review is impossible when it hit so close to home. Nothing against to the wonderful people who contributed to this publication. But there has never have been a book that filled me with so much rage and disgust. Therefor...

    If you have never followed the 1MDB scandal closely, you should read this to catch up. If you are bored and looking for a good thriller, you should read this book. If you are Malaysian you should read this book. If you work in the finance industry, you should read this book. If you're ...

    Its hard to put down this book, as if the stories were fantasies. The heist commited by Jho Low is definitely bigger than Bernie Maddoff ponzi scheme, well at least Bernie?s inverstors got their ?profits? back. Jho Low represents a desperate figure who wants companionship, rec...

    "Bad Blood" meets "Crazy Rich Asians" ...

    Since the publication of All The President?s Men, Barbarians At The Gate and Too Big To Fail, there have been few books of this genre that have gripped the imagination of the reader ? until the arrival of Billion Dollar Whale. A ?whale? is a high rolling gambler who consistentl...

    Absolutely riveting. It plays out like a train wreck you can't tear your eyes away from.. happening in slow motion with the ppl of Malaysia being the casualties. How everything happened is just... unfathomable. ...

    In Wall Street 2 Gordon Gekko tells Shia Laboeuf (I forgot character name): "A fisherman always sees a fisherman from afar" which basically means it takes one, to know one. Thus we learn midway through "Billion Dollar Whale" that one of the 1st to spot that Jho Low was a fraud and was ...

    Heart breaking, riveting read. How millions were robbed and so casually spent, with no consequence. It was fascinating to see how the ?haves? live their lives off the backs of the ?have nots.? ...

    I was not super familiar with the 1MDB scandal. I had heard a little bit in the news about the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, but hadn't paid too close attention. The details of this book are unbelievable and serve as further maddening proof of the power of greed in this world....

    "Billion Dollar Whale" is an engrossing and infuriating saga of theft and waste on an incomprehensible scale. Just reflecting on the magnitude of frittering away of billions --BILLIONS -- of dollars sets my blood pressure skyrocketing. If you want further specifics regarding the detail...

    As an aspiring investigative journalist, I am so impressed with the amount of hard work, time, effort and determination put into writing this book. I have the highest levels of respect for both Wright and Hope. I have yet to write anything remotely this explosive, so I can only imagine...

    This isn't a book I would've picked up had my wife not mentioned it. As much as I found Najib's ousting a few months ago an interesting socio-political development in Malaysia, it wasn't something I was going to delve into. But then she started reading it so I thought I'd read it too. ...

    Wow. My brain is fried from reading this. I've been following the 1MDB scandal closely ever since it was raised by Sarawak Report. And I have talked to innocent acquaintances who had worked there as well. But nothing could have prepared me for the scale and scope of the 1MDB scandal th...

    Most people will have heard of the celebrities in this book like Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio. But the main "character" Jho Low will be a virtual unknown, and that seems to be how he wanted it. Despite his anonymity, he basically lived the rich, party lifestyle glorified in hip h...

    Not really loving the current hottest book in Malaysia. Too much money and too many characters/banks/fake companies /parties to keep track of. There's a lot of long technical financial details that are not easily understood for the laypeople. The book is more suited for those in the ba...

    One of the best expose put together in such an engaging manner. Page turner, as every page had me going "wow, really". It's also interesting how the news I have read over the years have all been tied together in a single book -- and the way it's written by Wright and Hope leaves me won...

    A great read especially as it?s so close to home. On what is the largest scandal in the financial world the intricacies of the deals are broken down to bite sized chapters making it easy to handle. The writers describe the various characters involved to give the reader enough detail ...

    This book is about the biggest kleptocracy the world has ever seen. Billions of dollars siphoned from the small economy of Malaysia (and more from loans guaranteed by the country) into fake bank accounts established in tax havens, eventually reaching the pockets of a select few, amongs...