Bradley Hope

Bradley Hope

Bradley Hope is an award-winning investigative journalist. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of books on Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea. Hope is the co-founder of new media production studio, Project Brazen.

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Bradley Hope is a speaker on geopolitical risk and the changing media environment. He co-founded new media production studio Project Brazen with his Billion Dollar Whale co-author Tom Wright.

Billion Dollar Whale launched Hope into public consciousness. He and Wright were journalists at the Wall Street Journal when they uncovered massive fraud at the heart of the Malaysian government. Najib Razak and his cronies were using so-called sovereign wealth fund 1MDB as a private slush fund. Enabled by the charismatic fraudster Jho Low, billions of dollars earmarked for Malaysian development projects had gone into private pockets.

Wright and Hope were Pulitzer Prize finalists for their work detailing the scandal. Billion Dollar Whale was also named Book of the Year by the Financial Times and Fortune magazine. Bradley Hope recently featured in the hit Netflix documentary on the subject, Dirty Money.

Hope's investigative career continues to flourish. In 2021, he co-wrote Blood and Oil.  It's the first biography to document Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power. Hope writes a balanced account of Saudi Arabia's young ruler. It does not shy away from the brutal elements of his reign but also offers a bullish outlook for the gulf state's future. Blood and Oil was longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year awards.

At Project Brazen, Hope's investigative instincts are channeled into a series of popular podcasts. Recent projects include tales of art theft in Dynamite Doug, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in Kabul Falling and US military corruption in Fat Leonard.

An expert in corruption and political risk, Bradley Hope advises firms on navigating complex characters and environments. Hope is based in London.


Billion Dollar Whale Book by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope - CWG Speakers

Billion Dollar Whale

The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

Blood and Oil

Mohammed Bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power

The Rebel and the Kingdom

The True Story of the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime

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