“The Gambler” is my latest book, the rags-to-riches tale of Kirk Kerkorian, a poor immigrant’s son who made and lost billions on bold business ventures. I’ve written about other self-made billionaires, but those others were not so heroic.
There was the former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, for example. He looted his billions from an impoverished country. And Colombian drug lords, the “gentlemen of Cali”– they ran the biggest, richest crime syndicate in the history of crime.
Fascinating story material in every case. But now, with thanks to publisher Harper Collins, “The Gambler” joins my other billionaires on bookshelves now.