Alex Cuadros is a journalist and author. His first book, Brazillionaires—a portrait of Brazil and its wealthiest people—was a Financial Times best book of 2016 and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A former Bloomberg staff reporter, he has written articles about money, politics, and religion for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Lapham's Quarterly, Slate, and The Awl, and he has a feature forthcoming in Harper's. Since starting his career as a journalist in 2008, he has lived in Brazil and Colombia, and has also reported from Iraq, Mexico, and Venezuela. He has been interviewed by PBS Newshour, NPR's All Things Considered and Marketplace, the BBC, WNYC, Monocle Radio, and Bloomberg TV, among many other outlets. The Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Pulitzer Center have provided grants to support his work.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Alex studied creative writing and Latin American literature at Sarah Lawrence College. When not reporting and writing, he's usually rock climbing.