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Whale Hunting
Bradley Hope
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FTX, a Whale Hunter's Delight

The FTX fraud is way worse and deeper than people realize. It's one of the greatest scandals of our time, with more than $10 billion stolen.

Bradley Hope
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We Want to Hear from You

Over at Project Brazen, we're always growing and trying new things, but nothing matters more to us than serving you, our audience / collaborators / friends by providing you with the kind of insights and content you're interested in. For our favorite 10 submissions over the next two weeks, we will be

Alex Finley
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A Yacht with a View

By Alex Finley All those reports about alleged slavery and deaths among men building stadiums to prepare for the Men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar got you down? Angry and unnerved by Qatari officials moving against LGBTQ individuals just weeks before the launch of the tournament? Upset that the

Tom Wright
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Sam Bankman-Fried: Hero to Zero

In April, we put Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF, on our Brazen Rich List at $30 billion. Today, we're reducing SBF to zero. His crypto exchange FTX is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy as it attempts to fill an $8 billion hole.   We've got some inside scoops on the crypto

Bradley Hope
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Corinna and the King

A note to our subscribers: Thank you so much for sticking with Whale Hunting over the last year. We've  been publishing for just over one year and this is our 67th post. We are more excited about Whale Hunting than ever and are planning on expanding our coverage in the

Bradley Hope
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The Rebel and the Kingdom

It's a busy period for Project Brazen and we're super-excited to share with you what we've been working on, including my new book THE REBEL AND THE KINGDOM. It's the product of many years of work, but especially the last two. For readers of Whale Hunting, here's an exclusive look

Bradley Hope
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Is MBS the most powerful man in the world?

As a teenager, Mohammed bin Salman was obsessed by powerful men like Alexander the Great. No matter that he was so far down the line of succession that his elder half-brothers and cousins would guffaw at the prospect of him becoming king (or becoming anything), while sending him to the

Bradley Hope
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Jho Low’s Millions

We've long known about some of Jho Low's Chinese business activities because a few of them were simply registered in his name. Ever since the F.B.I. and other global investigators began digging into the 1MDB scandal in 2015, Jho spent increasing amounts of time in China as we've

Alex Finley
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Fear and Loathing at the Monaco Yacht Show

Tom Wright
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Fat Leonard (Almost) Flees to Russia

Three days ago, we exclusively revealed that Leonard Francis was in Venezuela, after fleeing U.S. detention on Sept. 4. We were right. Venezuelan police arrested him as he boarded a flight for Russia. From home detention in San Diego, he'd escaped over the border into Mexico, and then to

Tom Wright
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Manhunt: We Reveal Fat Leonard's Location

We've got a big reveal today in Whale Hunting. Just over two weeks after Leonard Francis – aka "Fat Leonard," a corrupt U.S. military contractor -- went on the run, and the U.S. Marshals Service put a $40,000 bounty on his head, we've tracked him down. We're not

Alex Finley
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Yacht Watch: Something Rotten in Turkey