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The Resource Billions to bust - and back : how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way, Thor Bjorgolfsson with Andrew Cave

Billions to bust - and back : how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way, Thor Bjorgolfsson with Andrew Cave

Label
Billions to bust - and back : how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way
Title
Billions to bust - and back
Title remainder
how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way
Statement of responsibility
Thor Bjorgolfsson with Andrew Cave
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After 10 years establishing his financial empire with alco-pops and beer in the lawless 'Wild East' of newly-capitalist Russia in the 1990s, Thor Bjorgolfsson moved on to merging, floating, spinning off and privatising businesses. On his 40th birthday, and worth $3.5 billion, he was sitting on top of the world. But when financial meltdown hit Iceland in October 2008, Landsbanki crashed and burned, taking Bjorgolfsson with it. Within 12 months he had lost 98.5% of his wealth - and was treated as a scapegoat in his native country for supposedly bringing about the disaster. Faced with appalling debts, Bjorgolfsson has made good on his promises to repay his creditors, and at the age of 47 is now a billionaire once again
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Bjorgolfsson, Thor
Dewey number
  • 338'.04'092
  • 338.04092
  • 338.04092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cave, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bjorgolfsson, Thor
  • Billionaires
  • Businesspeople
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Financial crises
  • Biography
Label
Billions to bust - and back : how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way, Thor Bjorgolfsson with Andrew Cave
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781253694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Billions to bust - and back : how I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way, Thor Bjorgolfsson with Andrew Cave
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781253694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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