Brazillionaires - Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country-logo

Brazillionaires - Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country

Alex Cuadros

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For readers of Michael Lewis comes an engrossing tale of a country's spectacular rise and fall, intertwined with the story of Brazil's wealthiest citizen, Eike Batista-a universal story of hubris and tragedy that uncovers the deeper meaning of this era of billionaires. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil's emerging class of billionaires at the height of the historic Brazilian boom, he was poised to cover two of the biggest business stories of our time: how the giants of the developing world were triumphantly taking their place at the center of global capitalism, and how wealth inequality was changing societies everywhere. The billionaires of Brazil and their massive fortunes resided at the very top of their country's economic pyramid, and whether they quietly accumulated exceptional power or extravagantly displayed their decadence, they formed a potent microcosm of the world's richest .001 percent. Eike Batista, a flamboyant and charismatic evangelist for the country's new gospel of wealth, epitomized much of this rarefied sphere: In 2012, Batista ranked as the eighth-richest person in the world, was famous for his marriage to a beauty queen, and was a fixture in the Brazilian press. His constantly repeated ambition was to become the world's richest man and to bring Brazil along with him to the top. But by 2015, Batista was bankrupt, his son Thor had been indicted for manslaughter, and Brazil-its president facing impeachment, its provinces combating an epidemic, and its business and political class torn apart by scandal-had become a cautionary tale of a country run aground by its elites. Over the four years Cuadros was on the billionaire beat, he reported on media moguls and televangelists, energy barons and shadowy figures from the years of military dictatorship, soy barons who lived on the outskirts of the Amazon, and new-economy billionaires spinning money from speculation. He learned just

Language:

English

Length:

10h 59m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

00:33