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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

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This investigative journalists book is an explosive work that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy to reveal--for the first time--who the leaders of one of the worlds most important and tumultuous markets really are, how they got to the top, and how they keep themselves there.

Synopsis:

Few groups are more secretive than the Asian “godfathers,” the tiny group of obscenely wealthy businessmen who control the economic fates of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Mysterious, shrewd, and ruthless, these tycoons represented eight of the twenty-five wealthiest people on the planet in the 1990s and they continue to command multibillion-dollar personal fortunes, controlling everything from banking and real estate to shipping and gambling—yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal . Who are they and how do they do it? That is the question Joe Studwell, author of the acclaimed book The China Dream , answers in this incisive behind-the-scenes exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil. Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region and uses his unprecedented access to paint intimate and revealing portraits of the godfathers—who they really are and how they make, build, and maintain their fortunes. Asian Godfathers is an explosive book that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy and reveals—for the first time—who the leaders of one of the worlds most important and tumultuous markets really are.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871139689
Subtitle:
Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Studwell, Joe
Subject:
International
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Businesspeople
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071010
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21.5 oz

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Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
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Few groups are more secretive than the Asian “godfathers,” the tiny group of obscenely wealthy businessmen who control the economic fates of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Mysterious, shrewd, and ruthless, these tycoons represented eight of the twenty-five wealthiest people on the planet in the 1990s and they continue to command multibillion-dollar personal fortunes, controlling everything from banking and real estate to shipping and gambling—yet their names would not be familiar to regular readers of The Wall Street Journal . Who are they and how do they do it? That is the question Joe Studwell, author of the acclaimed book The China Dream , answers in this incisive behind-the-scenes exploration of the outsize figures behind the veil. Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter in the region and uses his unprecedented access to paint intimate and revealing portraits of the godfathers—who they really are and how they make, build, and maintain their fortunes. Asian Godfathers is an explosive book that lifts the curtain on a world of staggering secrecy and hypocrisy and reveals—for the first time—who the leaders of one of the worlds most important and tumultuous markets really are.
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