- Eye Opening
Jho Low is a mysterious Malaysian who burst onto the party scenes in Las Vegas and Manhattan in late 2009. Surrounded by celebrities and thinking nothing of losing $2 million at the baccarat tables, Low was impressive and confounding: Where did his money come from? In this rollicking account, Wall Street Journal reporters Tom Wright and Bradley Hope lay out how Low stole billions from his home country’s sovereign wealth fund. With vivid writing, they detail not just Low’s debauchery but also the complicity of international banks, which didn’t look too closely at all that suspicious money moving around the world. And the story is not over yet: At this book’s publication, Low remained at large, and the prime minister who helped him in his swindles faces public corruption charges.
About the Authors
Pulitzer Prize nominees Tom Wright and Bradley Hope are correspondents for The Wall Street Journal.