The Greatest Trade Ever : How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion Paperback
'The definitive account of a sensational trade' Michael Lewis, author of The Big ShortAutumn 2008.
The world's finances collapse but one man makes a killing. John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble.
But he did - and The Greatest Trade Ever is the story of how he realised that the sub-prime housing bubble was going to burst, making $15 Billion for his fund and more than $4 Billion for himself in a single year.
It's a tale of folly and wizardry, individual brilliance versus institutional stupidity. John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history. And this is how he did it. 'Extraordinary, excellent' Observer'A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness' Mail on Sunday'A forensic, read-in-one-sitting book' Sunday Times'Simply terrific.
Easily the best of the post-crash financial books' Malcolm Gladwell'A great page-turner and a great illuminator of the market's crash' John Helyar, author of Barbarians at the Gate
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/07/2010
- Category: Biography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9780141043159