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The big shorts: people who made millions from financial disasters

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 32: The shrewdest investors possess an almost supernatural sixth sense when it comes to anticipating impending disaster, and are able to profit spectacularly from others' misery by shorting the hell out of stock, currency, futures, and anything else that they predict will plummet in value. We take a look at 10 financial seers who made a fortune by speculating that the worst would happen.

The most legendary short sellers of all time

The shrewdest investors possess an almost supernatural sixth sense when it comes to anticipating impending disaster, and are able to profit spectacularly from others' misery by shorting the hell out of stock, currency, futures, and anything else that they predict will plummet in value. We take a look at 10 financial seers who made a fortune by speculating that the worst would happen.

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