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The Billionaire's Apprentice - The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund-logo

The Billionaire's Apprentice - The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund

Anita Raghavan

Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now... The collapse of the Galleon Group--a hedge fund that managed more than $7 billion in assets--from criminal charges of insider trading was a sensational case that pitted prosecutor Preet Bharara, himself the son of Indian immigrants, against the best and brightest of the South Asian business community. At the center of the case was self-described King of Kings, Galleon's founder Raj Rajaratnam, a Sri-Lankan-born, Wharton-educated billionaire. But the most shocking allegation was that the éminence grise of Indian business, Rajat Gupta, was Rajaratnam's accomplice and mole. If not for Gupta's nose-to-the-grindstone rise to head up McKinsey & Co and a position on the Goldman Sachs board, men like Rajaratnam would have never made it to the top of America's moneyed elite. Author Anita Raghavan criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture--an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy.

Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now... The collapse of the Galleon Group--a hedge fund that managed more than $7 billion in assets--from criminal charges of insider trading was a sensational case that pitted prosecutor Preet Bharara, himself the son of Indian immigrants, against the best and brightest of the South Asian business community. At the center of the case was self-described King of Kings, Galleon's founder Raj Rajaratnam, a Sri-Lankan-born, Wharton-educated billionaire. But the most shocking allegation was that the éminence grise of Indian business, Rajat Gupta, was Rajaratnam's accomplice and mole. If not for Gupta's nose-to-the-grindstone rise to head up McKinsey & Co and a position on the Goldman Sachs board, men like Rajaratnam would have never made it to the top of America's moneyed elite. Author Anita Raghavan criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture--an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy.
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Finance

Description:

Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American's turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the "Twice Blessed." Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now... The collapse of the Galleon Group--a hedge fund that managed more than $7 billion in assets--from criminal charges of insider trading was a sensational case that pitted prosecutor Preet Bharara, himself the son of Indian immigrants, against the best and brightest of the South Asian business community. At the center of the case was self-described King of Kings, Galleon's founder Raj Rajaratnam, a Sri-Lankan-born, Wharton-educated billionaire. But the most shocking allegation was that the éminence grise of Indian business, Rajat Gupta, was Rajaratnam's accomplice and mole. If not for Gupta's nose-to-the-grindstone rise to head up McKinsey & Co and a position on the Goldman Sachs board, men like Rajaratnam would have never made it to the top of America's moneyed elite. Author Anita Raghavan criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture--an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren

Length:

16h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

38:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

30:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

40:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

50:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:22