Photo by Ted Alcorn

Photo by Ted Alcorn

I'm the author of Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, which was a Financial Times best book of 2016. I've also written for The Atlantic, The BafflerBloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fairand The Washington Post, among others

Going farther back: My last name is Bolivian, but I was born in New York City and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After studying Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College, I moved to Bogotá in 2008 to report on the politics of Colombia and Venezuela. I spent 2010 to 2016 based in São Paulo, mostly covering the ultra-rich but also Brazil's political turmoil, the Zika epidemic, and the Rio Olympics. Now I live in Brooklyn.