Carson Block Biography and Wiki
Carson Block (b. Apr 27, 1977) is an American businessman, short-seller, investor, and founder of Muddy Waters Research. He is popular for documenting and alleging fraudulent accounting practices in publicly traded Chinese companies. Block was ranked as a 50 Most Influential Thinker by Bloomberg Markets in 2011.
Block appears in the documentary The China Hustle, outlining his research into the Securities fraud of Chinese companies through Muddy Waters.
Carson Block Age and Birthday
Block was born on April 27, 1977, in New Jersey, United States. He is 43 years old as of early 2021. His birth sign is Taurus.
Carson Block Height
Carson stands at an estimated height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
Carson Block Education
Block attended the University of Southern California where he earned a business degree in 1998. He later joined Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002 where he graduated with a Law degree in 2005.
Carson Block Family, Parents, Siblings
Attempts to establish the identities of his parents were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore unknown whether he has any siblings. This section will be updated soon when established.
Carson Block Wife, Is He Married?
The businessman is a married man. A report from South China Morning Post also suggests that he is a father. However, the identities of his wife and child are a mystery since Carson is a very private man. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner and child’s details soon when available.
Carson Block Career
Block grew up in Summit, New Jersey where he dealt with the equity research business. In the holidays, he used to work on his father’s firm, WAB Capital, which specializes in producing research reports on US “micro-cap” companies. In 1999 Block worked at the L.A. office of CIBC World Markets for seven months.
He described working for his dad as “very embittering” as he was “lied to by a parade of management” of internet companies. He later relocated to Shanghai where he established the self-storage business in 2007.
Carson launched a troubled Shanghai self-storage business in 2008, Love Box. After nearly three years he realized the chances of making it big in the opaque and cut-throat world of Chinese business were elusive at best. Carson left China because he was receiving death threats after issuing brutally negative reports on companies such as China MediaExpress (in 2011) and RINO International (in 2010).
In 2011, Block was ranked as a 50 Most Influential Thinker by Bloomberg Markets. Block initiated a private lawsuit against Equifax, accusing the latter of neglecting to safeguard his personally identifiable information in September 2017.
Carson Block Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters was formed in June 2010 as a website, where he published a report after looking into the paper producer, he became convinced its reports to the American Stock Exchange contained falsehoods. This was when he visited Orient Paper.
Later on, Orient Paper’s share price collapsed. The company has vehemently denied the allegations and has published a report from its own audit committee, assisted by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, which, after a four-month probe, found no evidence to support most of Muddy Waters’ claims.
After his report was noticed by some influential market players, he published reports that led to the delisting of three large Chinese companies trading on US exchanges.
Carson Block Net Worth
Muddy Water raised an initial $100 million for its investment strategy. However, Carson’s net worth status is under review and will be updated soon.
Carson Block Books
He wrote the book, Doing Business In China for Dummies which he wrote together with Robert Collins.
Carson Block Movies
- The China Hustle Himself – 2017
- Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street Himself – Founder, Muddy Waters Research – 2018