Billionaire oil trader Marc Rich for the first time talks at length about his private life (including his expensive divorce from wife Denise); his invention of the spot oil market which made his fortune and changed the world economy; his lucrative and unpublicized dealings with Ayatollah Khomeiniâ€™s Iran,Â Fidel Castroâ€™s Cuba, war-ravaged Angola, andÂ apartheid South Africa; his quiet cooperation with theÂ Israeli and U.S. governments (even after he was indicted for tax fraud by Rudy Guiliani) and near-comical attemptsÂ by U.S. officials to kidnap him illegally.
This sure-to-make-headlines book is the first no-holds-barred biography of Rich, who was famouslyÂ pardoned by Bill Clinton, and resurfaced in the news during the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Eric Holder.Â The King of OilÂ sheds stunning new light onÂ one of the most controversial international businessmen of all time, charting Richâ€™s rise from the Holocaust, which he fled as a young boy, to become the wealthiest and most powerful oil and commodities trader of the century. From his earliest trading daysÂ to theÂ present,Â Marc Richâ€™s story is astonishing and compelling.
Author : Daniel Ammann
ISBN : 0312570740
Language : English
No of Pages : 320
Edition : First Edition (stated)
Publication Date : 10/13/2009
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 9.21x6.14x1.34
Book weight : 0.01
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