Revenge to Riches? 5 Ex-Employees' Scandalous Books

Claire Gordon
Greg Smith
Greg Smith

When Greg Smith published his rant against former employer Goldman Sachs in The New York Times, a lot of people twittered that he was probably sitting on, or soon to be sitting on, a book deal of epic proportions.

Well, Smith (pictured at left) just got a book deal of epic proportions.

Publishing house Grand Central has allegedly given Smith $1.5 million -- three times his previous annual Goldman salary -- to turn his tale into a glossy, chaptered affair. Smith certainly isn't the first guy to expose a former employer for $14.99 a pop on Amazon.