Carson Block

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Carson Block is a short-seller and the founder of Muddy Waters Research.[1] Block is known for alleging fraudulent accounting practices in publicly traded Chinese companies.[2]

Block grew up in Summit, New Jersey, and holds a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.[3]

In 2011, Block was ranked as a 50 Most Influential Thinker by Bloomberg Markets.[4]

In September 2017, Block initiated a private lawsuit against Equifax, accusing the latter of neglecting to safeguard his personally identifiable information.[5]


  1. ^ "Carson Block: The man behind Muddy Waters, a scourge of listed Chinese companies". The Economist. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Weil, Jonathan (10 January 2013). "Big China Short Shows Downside of Kleptocracy". Bloomberg View. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Kawa, Lucas (17 December 2012). "How Short-Seller Carson Block Became The Most Hated Man In China". Business Insider. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bloomberg Markets Most Influential 50". Bloomberg Markets Most Influential 50. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
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