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

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

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Galleon Product ID 36985060
UPC / ISBN 9780871139689
Shipping Weight 1.3 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer Brand: Atlantic Monthly Press
Shipping Dimension 8.9 x 6.18 x 1.5 inches
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Author Joe Studwell
Brand Brand: Atlantic Monthly Press
Edition 0
Number Of Pages 352
Publication Date 2007-10-10

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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 world’s most important and tumultuous markets really are.