Michael Burry, Sage Extraordinary Scholar


The profile

Hollywood blockbuster The Big Short detailed how trading wizard Michael Burry predicted the big crash of 2008. Now he prophesies an even bigger fall in the markets – and a possible revolution

Name and role: Michael Bury

Age: 51

Appearance: large, strongly built, intense

News: the man who predicted the financial crash of 2008 calls for a new crisis – and it’s not just financial, he says

In depth:

Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy, but was cursed never to be believed. It takes a certain kind of person to even jokingly name themselves after the Greek priestess, but Michael Burry, who gave himself just that…


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