Wall Street Joyride: The True Story of the Prodigy, the Playmates and the Missing $50 Million
Contributor(s): Yagalla, MR Mark (Author)
ISBN: 1511518774 EAN: 9781511518772
US SRP:$ 11.99 US
Binding: Paperback: 308 pages
Pub Date: April 09, 2015
Copyright Date: 2015
How does an unassuming farm boy from Pennsylvania make $1 million by age 19, steal Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Playmate girlfriend by age 21 and then get sent to federal prison by age 24?
Wall Street Joyride: The True Story of the Prodigy, the Playmates and the Missing $50 Million tells the true adventure of Mark Yagalla’s wild ride through the dotcom bubble of the 1990s a boom of riches that allowed Yagalla to live the lifestyle that millions of people can only dream about. But his supercharged rise to the top led to a hard and tragic fall.
This gritty memoir is about ambition, greed, and unchecked investment acumen. Along the way, Yagalla rose to making more than $10 million a year, which he used to lavishly support his porn star, stripper and model girlfriends with expensive cars, mansions, helicopters, Gulfstream jets and luxury vacations.
Hunger for more led him to turn his $50 million hedge fund into a reckless Ponzi scheme that funded his opulent lifestyle. Eventually, Yagalla was arrested for embezzling $32 million and spent five years in federal prison.
A cautionary and explosive tale about a young man with investment skills well beyond his years, Wall Street Joyride provides a powerful lesson for all of us.
In this revealing tell all, Yagalla shares the real story of his life and loves, the lessons he’s learned, and how we can learn from him.
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- Biography & Autobiography | Criminals & Outlaws