Billion Dollar Whale: Sipping and Swindling, A Drunk Pilot’s Review

Billion Dollar Whale
Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope

As a drunk pilot with an imaginary monkey constantly tickling my toes, it’s a wonder I was able to focus on reading “Billion Dollar Whale” at all. I feel like I’m living in the most ridiculous reality TV show ever. It’s like “Survivor” meets “The Big Bang Theory“. Meets “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous“, all rolled into one insane tale of greed and deception.

Every time I thought I was getting into the flow of the story, those pesky monkey fingers would start poking and prodding at my feet, causing me to lose my concentration. But somehow, I managed to power through this thoroughly entertaining and eye-opening tale of greed and excess.

The Story of Jho Low aka Billion Dollar Whale

The story of Jho Low and his scheme to defraud billions of dollars from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund hooked me from the very first page. The sheer audacity of his plan was mind-boggling. And the way he managed to pull it off was nothing short of genius.

But just as I was getting into the nitty-gritty of Low’s Billion Dollar Whale scheme, the monkey would start tickling my toes again. Causing me to break out into fits of giggles and ruining my focus. The excess and extravagance that Low and his associates indulged in constantly drew me in despite the distractions.

Excess and Extravagance

Their lavish parties and frivolous spending seemed almost obscene. Especially, in the face of suffering and poverty that so many people around the world face on a daily basis. But every time I tried to contemplate the moral implications of their actions, the monkey would start tickling my feet again.

Despite the constant disruptions, I found myself rooting for Billion Dollar Whale. At least until the very end, as he evaded capture and punishment time and time again. It’s like a trainwreck – you know it’s going to end badly, but you can’t help but watch in morbid fascination.


In the end, “Billion Dollar Whale” is a must-read for anyone looking for a wild, outrageous tale of greed and excess. Just be prepared for a rollercoaster ride. And keep an eye out for any imaginary monkeys that may try to steal your jewelry mid-flight. But most importantly, make sure you have a good pair of socks on hand. You never know when those mischievous monkey fingers might start tickling your toes.

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