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Bill Gates Recommends Everyone Read This Book About One Of The Biggest Financial Fraud’s In History

Leah Bourne
February 22, 2019

We have to admit that we are pretty obsessed with Bill Gates’ book recommendations so when he highlighted one recently that details one of the biggest financial frauds in history our ears were piqued to say the least.

Asked by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about what book people should pick up right now, Gates’ suggestion was “Billion Dollar Whale” by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.

“It’s a sad story of corruption in international finance, but fascinating. As ‘Bad Blood’ is to biotech, ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ is to international finance,” Gates told CNN. The book “Bad Blood” which Gates is referring to has to do with the rise and fall of the startup Theranos.

“Not as profound as [Steven] Pinker, [Paul] Scharre, [Hans] Rosling…But a wonderful read, very quick, thrilling,” Gates continued.

The book “Billion Dollar Whale” details the exploits of Malaysian businessman Jho Low, who has been called the mastermind of the 1MDB scandal involving billions of dollars stolen from a Malaysian sovereign fund, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr, an Oscar winning movie, millions of dollars of New York City real estate and so much more. It’s one of those stories that feels like it was ripped from a movie, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it is also being made into a movie.

But hey, pick up the book first!

Feature Image: Gates Notes

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