Bernie Madoff –
Financier, philanthropist, fraudster.
April 29, 1938 – April 14, 2021.
Aged 82 years.
Most recognized for: A law school drop-out from Queens, his modest penny stock brokerage became a Wall Street powerhouse by the mid-80’s. Unfortunately, the asset management portion of his firm was – to quote the man himself – “one big lie.” His clients lost 18 billion bucks in the largest Ponzi scheme in world history… earning Mr. Madoff a 150 year sentence in the federal slammer. So now he’s getting out a little early… but not exactly the way his legal team had hoped.
Selected by: Abra Cadaver & Goble