Bethany McLean

About Bethany McLean

Who is it?: Writer
Birth Day: December 12, 1970
Birth Place:  Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Journalist
Known for: "Is Enron Overpriced?"
Spouse(s): Chris Wilford Sean Berkowitz
Children: 2

Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean was born on December 12, 1970 in  Hibbing, Minnesota, United States, is Writer. Bethany McLean was born on December 12, 1970 in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA as Bethany Lee McLean. She is a writer, known for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Independent Lens (1999) and Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014). She has been married to Sean Berkowitz since May 2008. She was previously married to Chris Wilford.
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Occupation Writer
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 12, 1970 ( Hibbing, Minnesota, United States)
Birthday December 12
Town/City  Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Nationality United States

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Bethany McLean’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

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Bethany McLean was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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McLean grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota and received her BA in English and mathematics at Williams College in 1992. After college and prior to joining Fortune, she worked as an investment banking analyst for Goldman Sachs.


McLean married Chris Wilford in 2000. They divorced in 2006. In May 2008, McLean married Sean Berkowitz, a partner with the law firm, Latham & Watkins. Berkowitz is the former Director of the Enron Task Force; they met through their mutual connection to that case. They currently reside in Chicago with their two young children.


McLean is the co-author, with Fortune colleague Peter Elkind, of The Smartest Guys in the Room, exposing the corrupt Business practices of Enron officials. The book was the result of her reporting on Enron for the magazine and she first wrote about Enron with her article in the March 5, 2001 issue of Fortune entitled, "Is Enron Overpriced?". The book was later made into the Academy Award nominated documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.


She co-authored a book with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on the 2008 financial crisis titled All the Devils Are Here. It details what happened and concludes it was not an accident, that banks understood the big picture before the crisis happened but continued with bad practices.


In September 2015, she published Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants which examines the governance and financial situation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seven years after the 2008 financial crisis.

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