Brazillionaires (Paperback)

Alex Cuadros

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Wealth and power on the trail of the super-rich In 2012, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista was the eighth richest man in the world, his $30bn fortune built on Brazil's incredible natural resources. By the middle of 2013 he had lost it all, engulfed in scandal. Brazillionaires is a fast-paced account of Batista's rise and fall: a story of helicopter flights, beach-front penthouses and high-speed car crashes. Along the way, it tells the parallel story of Brazil itself, a country caught in the cycle of boom and bust, renewed hope and dashed promise; a country where the hyper-rich are at the heart of the economy - and where their wealth can buy immense political power. Stefan Zweig said in 1941 that Brazil was the country of the future; Brazilians joke that it always will be. Today, rampant corruption and endemic inequality threaten to derail the new Brazilian Dream. The brazillionaires are the key to understanding that dream; through them Brazillionaires tells the story of their country's past, present and future.


Product Details

  • Product code: AUCYX
  • ISBN: 9781781253878
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.6cm x 21.6cm
  • Pages: 368
  • Publish date: Thu Jun 02 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 10

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