The book, Billion Dollar Whale, centers around Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, the “whale” of the book’s title. Low allegedly moved billions of dollars from 1MDB through a series of Swiss banks and shell accounts—squandering it to pay celebrities to hang around him at parties, to fund an over-the-top movie about a Wall Street swindler starring Leonardo DiCaprio, to buy a luxury yacht, to buy art kept hidden in a Swiss warehouse for the ultra-rich, and to pay for lots and lots of champagne. His whereabouts are unknown. In a recent statement, Low denied any wrongdoing.

Leo won’t be the only Hollywood celebrity whose role Yeoh will have to cast for. So glamorous and extensive was Low’s wheeling and dealing that a whole host of other stars, including Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr, and Jamie Foxx, were drawn into the financier’s orbit.

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