Playing to Lose
Some of Chanos’s big short-selling plays.
Macquarie Group (above left)
Australian Investment Bank
Once labeled the bank’s finances a “Ponzi scheme.”
WCI Communities (above right)
Called the McMansion bubble early. “We hit home runs,” Chanos says of his call.
Sotheby’s (above left)
“The contemporary-art market was going to burst,” Chanos says.
Sportingbet (above right)
Saw tougher regulation coming from Washington.